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Filing a Construction Accident Lawsuit in Georgia

Construction accidents can be devastating. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that in 2019 there were an average of 15 deaths per day in the workforce. About 20% of those fatalities were in construction, claiming the lives of 1 in every 5 workers that year. Even more workers suffer injuries every year while working construction.

Whether your injuries are due to equipment failure, vehicle collisions, improper safety warnings, or dangerous conditions, when you’ve been injured, it is very important that you retain a construction accident attorney in Atlanta who can stand up for your right to compensation in front of insurance companies, negligent parties, and in court.

Common Injuries from Construction Accidents

There are a number of injuries that can occur on construction sites. It is always important that you take proper precaution, when given, including wearing hard hats and safety equipment and obeying all posted warnings and signs.

Common injuries include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Lasting spine or back injuries
  • Repetitive strains
  • Fire or chemical burns
  • Electrocution
  • Skin conditions or lacerations
  • Serious disability
  • Blindness, hearing loss, or other impairment

We can evaluate your claim to help you identify the party responsible for your accident. It may be an employer who violated OSHA regulations, the manufacturer of a defective product, or the property manager who failed to maintain a safe premises for on-site workers. It is important that you have an construction accident lawyer in Atlanta guide you through the details of a claim, so you are able to recover the highest possible compensation for your injuries.

What Are the Main Causes of Accidents in Construction?

construction worker on the roof of a buildingThere are an endless number of hazards on a construction site, however, site managers are expected to maintain a certain level of safety to protect their workers and bystanders. When proper precautions are not taken they lead to accidents. Some of the most common causes of accidents in construction include:

  • Lack of fall protection (nets, harnesses, scaffolding, etc.)
  • Tripping or slipping hazards (construction materials or debris left laying around)
  • Lack of guardrails
  • Failure to protect people on the ground from falling materials
  • Improperly maintained equipment
  • Electrocution accidents caused by failure to take proper precautions
  • Failure to communicate safety rules and expectations for a work site (proper gear, cleanup, safety steps, etc.)

Who is Held Liable for a Construction Site Injury?

While site managers are ultimately responsible for maintaining a safe worksite, there are still circumstances where a property owner may be held liable for injuries suffered by workers. Construction site liability can be complex at times and may depend on your particular status as a worker (contractor, government employee, etc.)

Our construction injury lawyers can help walk you through determining who can be held responsible for your injuries.

Can I Still File a Lawsuit If I Was Partially Responsible?

Sometimes mistakes happen. If you believe that you may have in some way contributed to your own accident, that doesn't mean that you can't file a lawsuit. If there were other workers who contributed to the accident, you can still hold them accountable for the part they played. If the construction company itself demonstrated negligence in addition to your own error that may have contributed to your injuries, you may still have grounds to receive compensation. However, if you played a role in your own accident, the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive may be reduced.

Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries

When you file a construction accident claim, you may be able to seek damages for:

  • Loss of income
  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent loss of companionship if a loved one was killed

Filing a Claim for Compensation Against Negligence

Not only can a personal injury claim or lawsuit help you when you need money to pay your bills, but filing a complaint can provide an important public service. Pointing out improper warnings or a lack of safety measures can help ensure that similar injuries do not occur on construction sites or because of faulty construction equipment. Negligence on construction sites is more devastating than in other places. Don’t let an accident permanently affect you and your family.

After you or your loved one have sought medical attention, contact the Atlanta construction accident attorneys at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC.

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