Aggressive Construction Accident Attorneys Serving All Of Georgia
Construction sites are busy and chaotic places, where people and heavy machinery are working side-by-side. It should come as no surprise, then, that accident and injury rates at construction sites are higher than they are just about anywhere else. Construction workers, site visitors and even passersby face significant risks.
If you or a loved one was injured at a Georgia construction site, our legal team at Athens Injury Law is ready to help you seek appropriate compensation. Our attorneys bring nearly 50 years of combined legal experience to each case, and the firm has recovered over $75 million on behalf of injured clients and their families.
Know Your Compensation Options After A Construction Site Accident
If you were injured at or near a construction site, you are likely entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation, however, will depend on the details of your accident as well as whether you were a worker or visitor to the site.
Construction workers injured on the job are typically eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These are an important source of financial support, to be sure, but they may not be your only option. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of a third party (other than your employer or a co-worker for the same employer), you may be able to seek compensation in a third-party liability claim. This would be a personal injury lawsuit filed against the at-fault party, such as a worker hired by a subcontractor or the manufacturer of a dangerous and defective tool.
Nonworkers who are injured while visiting or passing by the site can file a personal injury lawsuit against any liable parties. Often, the first named defendant would be the property owner, and the matter would be a premises liability claim.
When you contact our firm, the team will examine the details of your accident and explain all of your legal options during a free initial consultation.
Common Construction Site Injuries And Causes
There are a million ways to be injured at a construction site, but some occur more frequently than others. Common accident and injury scenarios include:
- Being struck by falling or swinging objects, resulting in traumatic brain injuries and other serious harms
- Falling from heights, perhaps because the worker was not provided with a safety harness or proper guard rails were not installed
- Caught-in and caught-between accidents, when workers or visitors are trapped by machinery, collapsing structures, unsecured building materials and more
- Motor vehicle accidents, which occur frequently at or near construction sites, sometimes involving collisions between standard passenger vehicles and construction vehicles
- Burns and electric shocks from unshielded electricity and uncontained fires at the site
No matter how you were injured, it is critical to seek proper medical care. Then, contact our attorneys to discuss next steps.
Free Consultations And No Legal Fees Unless We Win
Athens Injury Law serves clients across Georgia who have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t pay any legal fees until and unless we help you recover compensation. We also offer free consultations, making it easy to explore your legal options.