When you or a loved one is injured on a construction site, there are a number of legal and health-related challenges that you must deal with following the incident. A workplace injury can devastate your ability to earn an income, support a family, or simply enjoy your life. That is why it’s important to retain a skilled construction accident lawyer if you find yourself in pain after a construction-related injury.
As you recover from your injuries, there are several steps that you must take, including contacting an attorney for help. An Atlanta work injury lawyer from Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC can explain how to secure compensation for you. If you’ve been involved in a construction accident, contact us today at (404) 419-6674 or online to schedule a free, initial case consultation.
Construction Site Accidents Happen In Numerous Ways
Every year, thousands of people are injured in construction site incidents. Construction injuries or deaths can occur in residential, commercial, and public areas. You might be injured by a construction site while you commute to work or school, or through your course of work as a construction industry employee.
Some common causes for injuries that occur on construction sites include:
- Forklift accidents
- Structural collapses
- Equipment failures
- Vehicle and machine accidents
- Electrical issues
Construction injuries are also caused by fumes or harmful dust inhalation, falling objects, or even flying debris.
Construction site accidents can cause permanent disabilities, vision problems, brain damage, bone fractures, muscle injuries, nerve damage, scarring, mental strain, mental anguish, and even death. The medical bills that ensue following a construction accident are always high, and you may fear that you won’t be able to pay them due to your lost earnings during your extensive recovery period.
Workers’ compensation benefits might cover a small portion of your medical costs and reimburse you for some of your lost wages, but it never adequately compensates you for your permanent losses or physical disabilities caused by a construction site accident. If you find yourself injured because of a fall, burn, or any other related work site accident, call a construction accident lawyer from our firm for help today.
Who’s at Fault for Your Construction Injury?
If you were injured near or on a construction site, the general contractor for the project might be liable for your injuries. However, each case is unique, and that is why you need the help of a construction site accident lawyer to investigate your case and advise you about its strengths and weaknesses.
According to state and federal regulations, contractors and site owners are responsible for providing safe work environments. In particular, there are laws to protect your safety if you work in elevated structures, such as on scaffolds, ladders, or structural steel. All employees and people on the premises are protected from unreasonable hazards. Workers in many different types of trades are exposed to several dangerous conditions at many worksites due to faulty equipment, poor planning, or unsafe practices.
Frequently, general contractors, equipment suppliers, product manufacturers, and/or architects, may be responsible for the accident that caused you harm. To learn more about who may be held liable in your case, contact a construction accident lawyer today.
What Should You Do if You Have a Construction Site Accident?
The first thing you should do following a construction accident is receive medical treatment. Time is of the essence in personal injury cases. If you were hurt while working, then you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
After the incident, you should contact the appropriate authorities, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In order to prove fault in a construction accident case, you want a government agency to immediately investigate the scene and preserve evidence before its lost.
Protecting Those Who Have Been Harmed By a Construction Accident
No matter who you are, if you were injured due to unreasonable safety issues associated with a construction project, you might be entitled to recover compensation for your losses and expenses, including:
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Past, present, and future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Property damage
If a construction accident caused the wrongful death of a loved one, we will fight for you to receive compensation for:
- Loss of companionship
- Mental anguish
- Loss of guidance and nurturing
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of benefits
If a construction site accident has harmed your health, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your rights. Our firm’s construction injury lawyers have proudly represented electricians, ironworkers, crane operators, carpenters, plumbers, drivers, welders, masons, painters, sheet metal workers, heavy equipment operators, and many other tradesmen over the years.
If you’ve been injured on a construction site, contact us today for help.
Contact a Construction Accident Lawyer Help Today
At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, our experienced attorneys work diligently to successfully achieve our clients’ goals. As a hands-on team, we make sure that all of our clients receive personal attention whenever they need it. If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact us today at (404) 419-6674.