Savannah Construction Accident Injury Claims Attorneys
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If you have sustained an injury from an accident involving a construction project—whether you were working at the site, driving behind a truck full of poorly secured construction materials, or just walking by a building site when you were struck by falling debris, you could be entitled to money to help ease the burden of your recovery.
Anyone that has been on or near an active job site knows that it is often filled with potential hazards. The construction industry experiences an extremely high rate of serious injuries and workplace fatalities. Additionally, poorly maintained construction sites can cause major hazards for bystanders as well, such as motorists and pedestrians.
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We protect your legal rights and fight fiercely for you. We navigate the complex legal system and claims process on your behalf to put more money in your pocket.
Your case is unique. We treat it that way.
Unlike most big firms, we don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to personal injury. We give each client and case the individualized attention they deserve.
We Promise to Always:
- Act with integrity
- Communicate compassionately and frequently
- Work in your best interest
- Fight for what’s right, not what’s easy
Construction Accident Injury Claims Lawyers Serving Savannah
A Dangerous Place
Construction workers perform vital jobs across Georgia, building and repairing our homes, businesses, public structures, and much more. While an important job, the construction industry can be dangerous. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that over 4,000 employees are killed annually, and 20 percent of these deaths happen in construction. Annually, close to 1,000 construction workers die on the job in a wide array of accidents. Employees injured on the construction site may be able to seek coverage for their medical expenses and a portion of their lost wages through the workers’ compensation system. In some cases, injured construction workers may also have a viable personal injury lawsuit.
Construction site accidents can also affect those who are not associated with the site at all. For example, if you were injured by falling debris or unsecured equipment, in a motor vehicle crash involving a construction vehicle, or injured in another way by the negligence or reckless acts of those on a construction site, you could also have a claim.
The Savannah, Georgia construction accident attorneys at Montlick understand how devastating a construction site accident can be for you and your family. Our firm provides personalized legal services to clients who have been injured as a result of all types of construction site accidents.
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When it happens on the job
Your personal injury or workers’ comp claim will depend on the unique facts and circumstances of your situation. However, regardless of how you were injured, you should seek immediate medical care. Explain to the medical provider that the injury occurred on, or was the result of, a construction site.
Injuries tend to worsen over the days and weeks after they occur, which is why seeking prompt medical treatment is key to your recovery, to prevent further damage.
What to do after you’ve been injured at a construction site: If you are injured while working at a construction site, you should seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. Delaying medical treatment can result in complications to your injuries and potentially create a life threatening situation. If you are employed on the site, you must report the accident to your supervisor or employer, preferably in writing, as soon as possible. If you fail to report the accident, it could hinder your ability to seek workers’ compensation insurance benefits. As soon as possible after the accident, you should contact our Georgia construction accident attorneys for prompt assistance with your legal rights.
Workers’ compensation for your construction related injuries: Your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits depends on several factors, including the nature of your employment, whether your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, how and where you were injured, and more. Georgia law requires certain employers to maintain workers’ compensation insurance, while others do not meet minimum requirements and could be exempt from the law. Contact us for an evaluation of your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits, in addition to a possible separate personal injury claim.
Your benefits under workers’ compensation insurance: Injured employees (and in many cases even independent contractors) may be able to obtain compensation for their medical expenses and a portion of their lost wages, capped at a maximum weekly rate. Covered medical expenses may include prescription drug costs and mileage reimbursements for your travels to and from doctor’s offices.
When you were an innocent bystander
Filing a personal injury claim for your construction-related injuries: Your right to pursue a personal injury claim for your construction related accident will depend on the nature of the accident and the party that caused it. If you are injured due to the negligence of a third party, such as another driver or the maker of a defective product, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Our construction accident attorneys will analyze your legal rights and inform you of whether you can file a personal injury claim based on the facts of your case.