Construction Accident Attorneys in Georgia
The construction industry is a vital backbone of American society. We rely on construction workers to erect new buildings and homes, as well as repair important structures. This profession is a worthy one, but also one that holds the potential for serious injuries. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, more workers die in the construction industry than any other industry nationally. Approximately 900 construction workers are tragically killed each year and many more are critically injured. The majority of workplace deaths and severe injuries occur due to falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions, and being stuck between objects. Additionally, construction accidents are more likely to occur if safety in the workplace is compromised.
At Montlick and Associates, we have over 35 years of experience assisting injured employees in obtaining the benefits they deserve. Our dedicated law firm understands the challenges faced by construction workers when attempting to claim workers’ compensation benefits. We lend our knowledge to maximizing our clients’ chance of obtaining the full benefits to which they are entitled under the law. We also assist injured workers pursue personal injury claims negligent third-parties responsible for their workplace injuries.
Common Types of Construction Accidents in Georgia
Construction companies have a legal obligation to provide their employees with a safe workplace. This includes adequate safety equipment, well-maintained equipment, proper training, and supervision. Despite these duties, construction site accidents occur with alarming regularity. There are several accidents that seem to happen again and again across construction sites in Georgia, including:
- Falls: Construction workers carry out their duties from considerable heights, which may include the use of scaffolds or ladders. Falls from these heights can result in considerable injury or death. The survivors of such falls may experience traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and other severe injuries.
- Equipment failure: The construction industry involves much equipment, and many pieces of equipment are large and capable of inflicting injuries in the event of a malfunction. Employers must maintain equipment in safe working order, but equipment failures persist nationally.
- Electrocution: Working around electricity comes with inherent dangers. Construction workers are often electrocuted due to lack of proper training, equipment failures, and electrical issues.
These are just a few potential accidents that occur within the construction industry. All construction workers who are injured in a workplace accident should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss their legal rights and options.
Compensation for Injured Georgia Workers
In Georgia, most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees in the event of a workplace injury. Workers’ compensation can provide employees with coverage for their medical expenses, a portion of their lost wages, and disability benefits. This coverage can prove vital for construction workers injured on the job and their families.
Moreover, if you have been injured in a construction accident due to the negligence of a person or company other than your employer, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault third party, even while simultaneously obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. A personal injury claim allows you to pursue a monetary recovery for your damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, Pain and Suffering, punitive damages if the defendant’s conduct rose to the level of gross negligence, and more. Contact our construction accident attorneys at Montlick & Associates to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 35 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!
If you have been injured in a construction accident, the Georgia Construction Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. For over 35 years, our firm has assisted construction and other workplace accident victims across Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
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.