Construction workers perform vital jobs across Georgia, building and repairing our homes, businesses, public structures, and much more. While an important job, the construction industry can be dangerous. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that over 4,000 employees are killed annually, and 20 percent of these deaths happen in construction. Annually, close to 1,000 construction workers die on the job in a wide array of accidents. Employees injured on the construction site may be able to seek coverage for their medical expenses and a portion of their lost wages through the workers’ compensation system. In some cases, injured construction workers may also have a viable personal injury lawsuit.
The Savannah, Georgia construction accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, understand how devastating a construction site accident can be for you and your family. Our firm assists hardworking employee clients who have been injured on the job. We vigorously strive to see that our qualifying injured clients receive the compensation they deserve under the law.
I was injured working at a construction site, what should I do?
If you are injured while working at a construction site, you should seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. Delaying medical treatment can result in complications to your injuries and potentially create a life threatening situation. You must report the accident to your supervisor or employer as soon as possible. If you fail to report the accident, it could hinder your ability to seek workers’ compensation insurance benefits. As soon as possible after the accident, you should contact our Georgia construction accident attorneys for prompt assistance with your legal rights.
Can I receive workers’ compensation benefits for my construction related injuries?
Your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits depends on several factors, including the nature of your employment, whether your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, how and where you were injured, and more. Georgia law requires certain employers to maintain workers’ compensation insurance, while others do not meet minimum requirements and are exempt from the law. Contact our office for an evaluation of your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
What benefits can I receive under workers’ compensation insurance?
Injured employees may be able to obtain compensation for their medical expenses and a portion of their lost wages, capped at a maximum weekly rate. Covered medical expenses may include prescription drug costs and mileage reimbursements for your travels to and from doctor’s offices.
Can I file a personal injury claim for my construction related injuries?
Your right to pursue a personal injury claim for your construction related accident will depend on the nature of the accident and the party that caused it. If you are injured due to the negligence of a third party, such as another driver or the maker of a defective product, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Our construction accident attorneys will analyze your legal rights and inform you of whether you can file a personal injury claim based on the facts of your case.
If you have been injured in a construction related accident, the Savannah, Georgia Construction Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, can help. Our law firm has assisted thousands of injured clients across Georgia for over 33 years. We invite you to contact us for a free case review to explain your legal rights and the actions necessary to obtain compensation.
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.