While there are many dangerous occupations that may cause serious injury and even fatalities, the construction industry has consistently ranked as an occupation with the highest number of serious injuries and fatalities. There are in excess of 150,000 injuries on construction sites annually, and the construction industry also leads all occupations for the number of accident-related fatalities.
While construction site accidents resulting in significant injuries are prevalent, there are unique challenges that come with seeking compensation if you are injured in a Canton construction accident. Canton construction sites change rapidly so if you fail to take immediate action to preserve critical evidence, it may disappear following a serious construction site accident. Construction accident litigation also is complicated by the complex and often shifting relationships between employees, independent contractors, subcontractors, contractors and suppliers involved in a typical construction project.
Our Canton construction accident attorneys have been assisting those injured on construction projects in Canton and throughout Georgia with successfully recovering compensation for serious construction accidents since 1984. The debilitating nature of many serious construction accidents may make it difficult, if not impossible, for you to continue with your career creating an enormous financial hardship for you and your family. Our Canton construction accident lawyers work hard to investigate construction accidents and develop an effective settlement and litigation strategy on behalf of our clients.
Although there are many federal and state regulations that provide safety standards for construction sites, sometimes these safety standards are ignored. If you are involved in a construction accident in Canton or the greater Atlanta metro area, it is essential that you work with experienced construction accident attorneys familiar with the unique aspects of construction accident litigation. Workers' compensation law generally will govern recovery against your employer. While a workers' compensation claim does not require you to show that your employer was negligent (i.e. unreasonably careless), it also tends to result in less generous financial compensation than a personal injury lawsuit. Our experienced construction accident team will often assist our clients in pursuing a workers' compensation claim against their employer while at the same time exploring other potential responsible parties against whom we may file a personal injury lawsuit. Third parties that may be liable for injuries suffered on a construction site include the following:
- Architects or engineers
- General contractors or sub-contractors
- Companies that manufacture unsafe or defective machinery or tools
- Equipment suppliers
- Employees of other subcontractors or general contractors
- Property or project owner
Construction site equipment may be inadequately maintained, or workers may lack sufficient training. Alternatively, OSHA safety regulations as well as other regulations that govern construction project safety may be ignored or disregarded. The experienced Canton construction accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates analyze construction accidents, including conducting interviews with those performing work on the site and scrutinizing safety reports and other documents regarding construction project safety issues.
Because of our extensive experience and expertise in handling construction accidents in Canton and throughout the greater Atlanta area, our Canton construction accident law firm can handle a wide range of construction accidents, including but not limited to the following:
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding and other elevations (e.g. unfinished roofs)
- Motor vehicle accidents often involving heavy equipment
- Electrocution accidents
- Chemical exposure accidents
- Confined space accidents
- Trench collapse or excavation accidents
- Injuries caused by negligent or inexperienced operators of heavy machinery
- Defective or poorly maintained heavy machinery
- Accidents involving explosives and detonation
- Slip, trip and fall accidents on construction sites
If you are involved in a construction accident, you may face mounting medical bills, substantial lost income and impaired future earning capacity associated with your Canton construction accident. These serious accidents often result in serious or catastrophic injury, including injuries to the spinal cord, traumatic brain injuries, life-threatening internal organ injuries, severe compound fractures or broken bones and even wrongful death.
If you are injured in a serious construction accident, our experienced Canton construction accident lawyers work diligently to identify potential third parties that may be responsible for your injuries so that we can assist our clients in pursuing both a workers' compensation claim and a personal injury claim. We are often able to represent our clients in seeking compensation for medical expenses, income replacement, pain and suffering, impairment of a spouse’s companionship or services, partial or permanent disability (i.e. future lost income) and other damages depending on the specifics of our client’s Canton construction accident.
Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured on a Canton construction project, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Canton construction accident attorneys.
Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for a FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.