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Work-Related Accidents in South Carolina

Greenville Accident Attorneys

When a worker is injured or killed on the job it hurts the entire family. Whether the injury is the acute result of an accident, the result of repetitive stress, or is an occupational illness, you may be able to collect compensation in two ways. Workers’ compensation benefits are available to most employees, without the need for a lawsuit, but they are very limited. Full compensation may be available through a personal injury or wrongful death suit. Our Greenville accident attorney can help you collect maximum compensation.

Common Work-Related Accidents and Injuries

Examples of common work-related accidents and injuries include:

  • Slip/trip and fall
  • Falls from a height
  • Toxic exposure
  • Machinery accidents
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Overexertion injuries
  • Struck by falling object
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Assault
  • Heavy equipment accidents
  • Injuries caused by defective tools
  • Explosions and fires
  • Back injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Electrocution
  • Chemical burns
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss
  • Mesothelioma and other cancers

Workers’ Compensation, Lawsuit, or Both?

Greenville accident attorney Dan Pruitt can help you collect the most compensation possible for your work-related injuries. You can rest assured that all avenues of compensation will be pursued in your case. The type or types of compensation that are potentially available to you depend on the nature of your relationship with the person or company you work for, as well as the cause and unique circumstances surrounding your accident or injuries.

Most South Carolina employees are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. That can quickly start paying up to two-thirds of your lost income and will pay for medical expenses. A Workers’ Compensation claim is an insurance claim, not a lawsuit, and you do not need to prove fault. However, some employers and their insurance companies will fight your claim and try to deny it or cut your benefits short.

A personal injury lawsuit has the potential to pay out full compensation, far more than Workers’ Compensation benefits, but it will take longer to get there and we will need to prove fault. If you are eligible for Workers’ Compensation you are generally barred from suing your employer, but you can still sue a third party who is responsible for your injuries, such as a negligent driver if you were in a work-related motor vehicle accident.

If you have been injured on the job or developed an occupational illness in Greenville, or if you have any questions about work related accidents in South Carolina, please call our Greenville accident attorney at (864) 280-7660 to schedule your free consultation or contact us online today. The Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm represents injury victims and their loved ones on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you only pay us if we recover money for you.