Steinberg Law Firm Wins a $600,000 Settlement for an Injured Construction Worker Who Fell off of a Ladder

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Charleston, South Carolina – In a case that highlights the risks inherent in the construction industry, a worker who fell 20 feet from a ladder has received a $600,000 settlement, thanks to the workers’ compensation attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm.

In October 2022, the construction worker was at a Charleston County worksite, removing siding from a building, when he fell. The impact on the cement below resulted in burst fractures of his lumbar spine. Subsequent emergency surgery could not fully mitigate the effects of his injuries; he was left with significant weakness in his legs and ongoing bladder issues.

Adam Greene, a workers’ compensation attorney with Steinberg Law Firm, argued that the injuries amounted to incomplete paraplegia under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. This opened the gateway to potential lifetime benefits for the injured client.

The dispute reached mediation in November 2023. Two employers and their respective insurance carriers denied the case, stating the worker was not an employee. However, persistent negotiations led to a breakthrough – each carrier agreeing to pay $300,000, totaling a $600,000 settlement.

The case’s complexities included consultations with neurology and urology experts and the coordination of multiple depositions in Spanish. But attorney Greene navigated these intricacies, bringing the case to a successful resolution (los abogados de compensación laboral de la firma están disponibles para ayudar a los trabajadores de habla hispana en South Carolina.)

Adam Greene, whose career includes experience working for workers’ compensation insurance carriers, now advocates for workers injured in South Carolina work accidents. This case highlights his dedication to representing those who face significant adversity from workplace injuries.

The outcome of this case underlines the importance of comprehensive workplace safety protocols and proper employer accountability. It also serves as a reminder of the significant role legal advocates play in ensuring injured workers receive adequate compensation for their suffering.

The Steinberg Law Firm has been assisting victims of negligence in South Carolina since 1927 including personal injury, workers’ compensation, and car accidents. For more information, please contact the firm at 843-720-2800.

Steinberg Law Firm
61 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 720-2800
Press Contact : Patti Baron

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