Accidents can happen in any job, and there are many occupations where the risk of being injured is particularly high. The construction industry is consistently ranked as the occupation that causes the highest number of severe injuries and fatalities. Annually, there are over 150,000 construction injuries. Fatalities involving those in the construction trades also are more prevalent than in other industries.
The Dacula construction accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates often represent injury victims following construction accidents. We have been assisting those who have been injured on-the-job at construction sites in Dacula and throughout Georgia since 1984. We zealously represent our clients in pursuing the compensation that they need because the types of severe injuries experienced in construction accidents frequently make it impossible for the victim to return to the same type of work later on. The inability to engage in one’s livelihood can impose massive financial pressure on you and your family. This is why our Dacula construction accident attorneys work very closely with other experts to investigate construction accidents and develop an effective settlement and/or litigation strategy for our clients.
Although construction accidents often result in severe injuries, the process of seeking compensation for these injuries is complex. One of the major problems is that construction sites change frequently so effective steps need to be taken to promptly preserve critical evidence. Another aspect of construction accident claims that can make them challenging is the sometimes murky relationships between the contractors, subcontractors, employees, and suppliers, which often change with different entities disappearing from the project.
There are many state and federal regulations that prescribe standards of safety for the construction industry. In spite of this, many safety standards are ignored because of indifference or cost cutting measures. Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits will usually be available to compensate you for your construction injury without needing to prove your employer’s fault. However, these claims also tend to result in financial compensation that is not as generous as what one would receive in a personal injury case.
If you are injured in a construction accident in Dacula or the surrounding area, then you should contact our experienced Dacula construction accident attorneys who are knowledgeable in all aspects of construction accident law. At Montlick and Associates, we represent clients in pursuing a workers’ compensation benefits claim and also explore the potential for gaining more complete compensation in a personal injury legal action. In many cases, third parties may have civil liability imposed for their role in causing your injuries. Third parties that may be liable for an accident on a Dacula construction site include:
- Engineers or architects
- General contractors
- Manufacturers of defective equipment, machinery, or tools
- Suppliers of equipment
- Employees of other general contractors/subcontractors
- Property owners
The equipment on a construction site is not always adequately maintained. Workers also sometimes lack a sufficient amount of training. In other situations, OSHA rules and other safety regulations may be disregarded or ignored. The experienced construction accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have the experience to analyze the circumstances of a construction accident, collect data from witnesses, and review safety reports and other documents with scrutiny to get to the heart of the matter. Some of the types of construction accidents that we handle at Montlick and Associates include:
- Dangerous falls
- Heavy equipment negligent operator accidents
- Chemical exposures
- Accidents involving confined spaces
- Excavation accidents, such as trench collapses
- Injuries caused by inexperience or lack of training
- Poorly maintained or defective heavy machinery
- Injuries caused by explosives
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
Many Dacula construction accidents result in serious injures, such as brain injuries, injuries to the spine, injuries to internal organs, broken bones, or wrongful death. If you are injured in a Dacula construction accident, we invite you to let our experienced Dacula construction accident attorneys review the facts of your case and inform you of your rights and options. We also may be able to assist you in seeking compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, income replacement, lost wages, impaired quality of life, and other appropriate damages. Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured on a Dacula construction project, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Dacula 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 your FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website, www.montlick.com, to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.