Macon Construction Accident Injury Lawyers
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A normal day has turned into a nightmare after you’ve been injured on a construction site. Now you’re left with a long recovery process and a mountain of medical bills.
Each and everyday workers put their lives at stake to build our homes, offices, hospitals, and more. Montlick’s attorneys understand how devastating a construction related accident can be for you and your family, and now a stressful battle for your financial compensation lies ahead of you. The insurance companies will work quickly to do everything in their power to minimize or even deny altogether payments for the injuries and pain you’ve suffered. Now is the time to focus on your wellbeing, not to fight with insurance companies for the money you need to heal. You deserve more than that. You deserve Montlick.
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Each year there are 150,000 construction related injuries. If you find yourself included in the statistic, call Montlick. We'll fight for fair compensation.
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Macon Construction Accident Injury Lawyers
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the country. Employees work at massive heights, deal with live electrical lines, and operate heavy machinery on a daily basis. Falling debris and lifting heavy objects are common. The most common causes of construction accidents are falls, followed by being struck by objects, electrocutions and being stuck between objects.
Whether you are on-the-job at a construction site, or a passerby or motorist who gets hurt by a construction hazard, we’re here to help.
Employers within the construction industry must take steps to protect their employees from unnecessary dangers. This includes ensuring proper employee training, providing and using the right safety equipment and thorough supervision. Construction sites also have a duty to operate safely for the surrounding public both at the site and on the road.
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If you are injured while working a construction job, immediately obtain medical treatment to prevent further injury or complications. Work-related injuries can develop or progress over time, making your reporting the injury at the outset extremely important. You should report the accident to your supervisor and complete an accident report as soon as possible.
Pursuing a workers’ compensation claim may depend on:
- If your employers carries workers’ compensation coverage
- If you are considered an independent contractors which may make you ineligible for workers’ comp
As a general rule, if your employer has workers’ compensation coverage and you are injured on the job, you can normally file a claim for your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. In Georgia, injured employees only have a limited amount of time to report an accident and missing the deadline could cause you to lose your right to pursue benefits.
Employees who suffer severe injuries that permanently prevent them from returning to work or for a long period of time can apply for disability benefits. Disability awards vary depending upon the severity and extent of the injuries, your ability to work, and other factors unique to your situation.
You may still be entitled to workers’ comp benefits.
Is a personal injury claim the same as my workers’ comp claim?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against a negligent third party – specifically a person or entity other than your employer who contributed to or caused your work-related injury.
Potential liable third parties include:
- Negligent drivers
- The manufacturer of defective equipment
- Other companies and their employees working at the construction site
In a personal injury claim, you may be able to seek a financial recovery for your damages including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, punitive damages, gross negligence, and more.
What if I was injured in a construction zone but I am not a worker?
Poorly maintained construction sites can cause enormous hazards for motorists, passersby, and others in the area, including debris falling off trucks and causing car crashes, scaffolding collapses, falling debris striking passerby and more.
If you were injured on or because of a construction zone, even if you were not actively working on the site, you could be entitled to money to help ease the burden of your medical care, pain and suffering and more.
Construction Industry Stats
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers in construction and extraction occupations experienced 21,400 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses due to falls, slips, and trips. Of the 345 construction occupation deaths from falls, 96 occurred among construction laborers. 60% of construction workers are regularly in close proximity to moving mechanical parts, increasing the risk of injury.