Atlanta Construction Accident Attorneys
Those who work in the construction trades are exposed to rigorous physical demands and dangerous workplace hazards. Safety procedures and precautions on Atlanta construction sites are often ignored to keep construction jobs progressing at a rapid rate. When you are injured in an Atlanta construction accident, you may suffer injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, internal organ injuries, severe burns and other serious injuries that may cause severe pain and render you temporarily or permanently unable to work. The financial pressure caused by disability to a family member who is the primary source of household financial support can cause enormous stress and force a family to the brink of bankruptcy.
Many who work in the construction industry presume that they will not personally be involved in an Atlanta construction accident. However, construction projects involve a multitude of hazards in an environment of chaos and confusion such that anyone present on an Atlanta construction site may be injured when safety practices are disregarded. At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Atlanta construction accident attorneys work with all varieties of construction site injury victims like union workers, non-union workers and those in all trades including masons, carpenters, framers, iron workers, excavators, asbestos workers, heavy machinery operators, electricians, roofers and more. Our Atlanta construction accident attorneys have been helping those injured on construction projects seek financial compensation for their injuries since we were founded in 1984.
The range of hazards on a construction site are virtually unparalleled in any other industry, which is why the construction industry is historically one of the most dangerous of all occupations. Construction work requires long periods of bending, stooping, standing and working in cramped and confined spaces. It also may require lifting and carrying heavy objects. These physical challenges that may result in injury are compounded by exposure to dangerous tools and heavy equipment. Atlanta construction workers also often work on elevations that may create a risk of serious falls. Construction industry employees are more prone to injury and job related fatalities than workers in other occupations. Some of the most common Atlanta construction accident hazards include the following:
- Falls from scaffolding and ladders
- Excavator accidents
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Machinery accidents
- Trenching collapse accidents
- Trip and falls on debris
- Crane accidents
- Chemical exposure and burns
- Defective equipment and tools
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Repetitive motion injuries
If you involved in a construction site accident, you may have two separate options for legal remedies. Our experienced Atlanta construction accident lawyers may be able to assist you in pursuing a workers’ compensation claim against your employer and a personal injury claim against any third party that contributed to your injuries. While a worker’s compensation claim is easier to pursue because it does not require you to establish fault, it is far more limited in the recovery that you are entitled to receive. While your workers’ compensation claim may provide lost wages, free medical care and some compensation for future disability, a personal injury claim against a third party may also provide compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship of a spouse, diminished quality of life and other forms of intangible loss that are not generally available in a workers’ compensation action.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an Atlanta construction accident, our experienced Atlanta construction accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Atlanta construction accident claim. 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.