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Auger & Auger’s team of experienced legal advocates passionately believe in victims’ rights. When you are injured on the work site, you may believe that workers compensation is a done deal and you will automatically be covered and taken care of. Unfortunately, this is only the case about 50% of the time.
What you will need is a Columbia construction accident attorney to help investigate the incident and stand by your side; from filing an accident claim with your employer to looking into possible 3rd party liability. Our free consultation will let you know if you’re on the right track, and whether our assistance is needed to recover medical expenses and financial losses that you have a right to expect.
On a construction job site, formidable injuries can result from what may seem to be simple errors in judgment, distractions, or just too many workers on site at the same time. Slip and falls are absolutely prevalent, with the added harm of landing on sharp objects or hitting your head on the concrete. Equipment defects and distracted operators are large contributions.
With statistics from OSHA of nearly 1000 American construction worker fatalities in 2016 — as well as 2.4 non-fatal injuries per 100 full-time workers in South Carolina annually — there is certainly more work to be done in order to protect these valuable tradesmen from serious injury and loss of life!
Counting on Workers Compensation?
Most employees assume that when you file a workers compensation claim you will be treated fairly. While some injured workers in Columbia experience no problems, others quickly find out there are more roadblocks to the process, or worse, that their application was denied. But why? In many cases, it is because the worker did not follow the appropriate steps.
Once you have filed for workers compensation, you have typically lost the legal right to directly sue your employer for injuries. You can, however, file a personal injury lawsuit naming a contractor or subcontractor. This is known as third-party liability. Just because you receive benefits doesn’t mean that you cannot hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries.
You Can Rely on Auger & Auger
You cannot depend on workers compensation ‘kicking in’ when you are injured while performing your assigned work duties. In fact, our Columbia construction accident attorney knows that this doesn’t always happen without a legal strategy.
You may be told you will have to pay out-of-pocket for medical costs following your job site accident, and that your health insurance may not cover all of the treatment you require. There’s much more to your rights than meets the eye. Never take a denial as a final decision — let Auger & Auger fight for you!
We offer a free consultation to injury victims because we know that you have enough on your plate. We are pleased to offer our zero-fee guarantee as well; i.e. you won’t pay any representation fees unless we win your case. You have absolutely nothing to lose by speaking to one of our legal advocates.
Call (803) 470-5298 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!