Construction continues to be one of the most dangerous industries in the nation. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 20% of the more than 4,200 workers killed in 2014 occurred in construction. Each year, hundreds of construction workers are killed at work and many more sustain serious and potentially permanent injuries. Injured construction workers may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits to cover their authorized medical treatment and expenses as well as a portion of lost wages. In some instances, other avenues of compensation can be found – such as the manufacturer of a faulty machine or a defective design of construction equipment resulting in injury.
At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our experienced construction accident attorneys in Augusta, Georgia will explore all potential avenues of recovery. We know that hard-working construction workers often place their lives in danger to fulfill an important role in society. A workplace accident in a construction setting can have devastating consequences on the worker as well as family and other loved ones. Montlick & Associates can help lighten the burden by dealing with the legal aspects of such an event so that the injured person can focus on getting better.
Construction work often involves heavy machinery, electricity, and extreme heights – just some of the hazards workers deal with every day. Some top causes of construction accidents include:
As a general rule, Georgia employers are required to take steps to adequately protect the safety of their employees. Employers must ensure construction workers are properly trained, well supervised, and use the appropriate safety equipment at all times. But sometimes, accidents still happen on the job.
What You Should Do After a Construction Accident
Prompt or emergency medical treatment is the top priority. Construction accidents will often result in serious injuries that must be treated without delay to prevent long term damage or complications. Although your employer may know about the event, you should notify your supervisor of the accident as soon as possible after your initial treatment. Follow any employer instructions for accident reporting, which may include filling out an accident report. In Georgia, injured employees have a limited time to tell their employer about an injury. If you do not do so, you risk losing the right to receive benefits entirely.
You should also call Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, for a free consultation as to what steps may be taken to protect your rights. Do not delay in seeking legal assistance, as you have a limited time to pursue a claim.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact the Augusta, Georgia Construction Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. For over 33 years, our firm has assisted thousands of seriously injured clients across Georgia. Our compassionate law firm offers you a free case review to explain your legal rights and the actions necessary to protect those legal rights.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.