Hall County Construction Accident Attorneys
Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Claims – Hall County Georgia Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction work is physically demanding labor that occurs in an environment inundated with potential hazards. Historically, the construction trades are one of the most dangerous of all sectors of the economy both in terms of the percentage of the labor force that suffers injury as well as the number of on-the-job fatalities. Construction accidents that result in serious injury may involve many diverse hazards including trenches without proper shoring, defective or improperly operated heavy machinery, fire and explosion hazards, unfinished roofs or improperly constructed scaffoldings and other unsafe conditions on construction projects.
If you are injured in a construction accident, our Hall County construction accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates will explore the possibility of dual claims to maximize your financial recovery. Under Georgia law, a construction worker's sole remedies against his or her employer for injuries or occupational illnesses suffered on a construction project are those provided by the workers' compensation system. These benefits may include partial replacement of lost income, long-term partial or full disability benefits and medical care at no cost. With rare exceptions, workers injured while engaged in job-related functions will be entitled to workers' compensation benefits even if the worker's own negligence contributed to the accident.
While workers' compensation benefits may provide vital financial compensation to an injured construction worker, there are many types of compensation like diminished enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, emotional distress, impaired services and/or companionship of a spouse and punitive damages that are not available outside the civil court system. Because the range of damages and amount of recovery normally is far more extensive in a personal injury claim, our experienced team of Hall County construction accident attorneys explore the potential role third parties play in causing an accident on a construction site. It is not uncommon for us to pursue both a personal injury claim and workers' compensation benefits for an injured construction worker.
Our Hall County construction injury law firm has the expertise and experience to provide reliable legal counsel and effective representation to those injured by a wide range of construction site hazards including:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falls on construction sites
- Crane accidents
- Unsafe equipment accidents
- Welding accidents
- Gas explosions
- Nail gun injuries
- Trench collapses
- Explosions and fires
- Structure failure
- Electrocution accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
Hall County construction accident claims are complicated by a number of factors. Construction job sites are constantly in flux which can mean that critical evidence is altered or destroyed. The business relationships of companies on a construction site are often complex with contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, equipment suppliers, project owners and more. We understand the importance if prompt investigation to preserve evidence and to identify all potential viable defendants.
If you are involved in an accident on a construction site, you may suffer a wide range of injuries including:
- Severe burns
- Broken bones and fractures
- Head injuries including traumatic brain injury
- Spinal disc and spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Injury to vital organs
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one is injured or a loved one dies because of an accident on a construction site, you may be entitled to financial compensation in a civil lawsuit and/or workers' compensation claim. We invite you to contact our Roswell construction accident attorneys at Montlick & Associates for your free consultation. Our experienced Hall County construction accident attorneys are standing by to assist you. Our attorneys are here to help and may be able to visit you. We offer FREE CONSULTATIONS by telephone at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). Furthermore, please visit us online at www.montlick.com to access our free 24-hour live chat service or download a FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM.