Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Discuss Construction Accidents


March 02, 2016

The construction industry is notoriously dangerous. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration reports that worker fatalities are highest in the construction industry. Close to 900 construction employees are killed each year. The majority of these deaths happen due to falls, electrocutions, being struck by objects, and being stuck in between objects. Construction accidents can occur at any point, but are especially likely to happen if safety in the workplace is compromised. Construction accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, and potentially even death. Some injuries could sadly be long term or permanent, including paralysis or loss of cognitive function.

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our firm has over 30 years of experience assisting injured workers in obtaining the benefits they deserve. We understand how complex the workers' compensation system can be. As such, we lend our knowledge to our clients' cases in order to maximize their chance of obtaining full compensation.

Construction Site Injuries

Accidents on construction sites cause hundreds of thousands of serious injuries annually. While construction site workers are the most likely to be injured on a construction site, people nearby could also be injured. This includes passersby and people living in the area of the construction zone.

Most construction workers will be covered by workers' compensation insurance, which pays for medical expenses, a portion of lost wages, and other expenses related to the accident. However, at times, workers' compensation claims can be denied or the coverage might be insufficient. Those who experience denial or minimization of their claim will need the help of an attorney to fight on their behalf.

Common Types of Construction Accidents

Falls are some of the most common construction accidents. Construction workers will often be working from considerable heights, including scaffolding and ladders. Falls from these heights can result in considerable injury or even death. Moreover, falling materials are another major risk factor. Tools, equipment, and building materials can fall from heights, injuring workers down below.

Equipment failures or machinery mishaps can also lead to serious accidents. If equipment fails to brake, slips out of gear, or otherwise malfunctions, construction workers in or near the equipment can be injured. Excavation can also result in injuries, as such areas can collapse quickly, trapping employees below and potentially even others.

Compensation for Injured Victims

Construction workers and third parties can experience serious injuries on the construction site that provide a need for compensation. All construction companies have a duty to maintain a safe workplace, which includes providing employees with proper training and safety equipment. Therefore, anyone injured in a construction accident should contact an attorney as soon as possible to learn what they are entitled to as well as begin the process to obtaining a fully monetary recovery.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 30 Years of Experience to Work For Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you should be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. The Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, assist injured accident victims in Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 30 years of experience that we will dedicate to your case and our attorneys provide a wealth of knowledge and compassion to enhance your ability to obtain a full recovery.

The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of reaching the best possible outcome. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 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.

Source:
https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html


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