Atlanta Construction Accident Lawyers
It is well known that construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the nation. On any given day, construction workers face numerous safety risks that threaten severe injury or death, despite the many federal and state regulations in place intended to protect workers. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a construction accident, you may feel as if your life and well-being is no longer in your hands. If your workers’ compensation benefits are not adequate to help you through this time, it may be in your best interests to seek a dedicated personal injury attorney.
At The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., we understand the myriad problems you are now facing and can provide you with the legal guidance and representation to help you regain your balance and move forward. From start to finish, we can help you understand your legal rights and options and will even work on your behalf so you can focus on recovery. Contact our offices to schedule a free, comprehensive case evaluation today. Our number is (866) 249-5513. You may also submit a contact form online.
What are the Contributing Factors to Construction Accidents?
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the leading causes of fatal injury accidents on construction sites include falls, being struck by falling materials, electrocution, and being caught-in/between heavy machinery. Additional risks include:
- Scaffold failure
- Machinery/equipment failure
- Inadequate respiratory protection
- Negligent operation of industrial trucks
It is important to note that many of these injury accidents can be prevented if one or more parties do not fail to follow OSHA standards of safety for the sake of meeting a deadline or saving money. Other types of negligence that contribute to construction accidents include:
- Failure to provide proper safety equipment, adequate training, or supervision
- Attempts to misrepresent or conceal known hazards
- Failure to provide fall protection
- Poor or negligent communication on site
A knowledgeable lawyer at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. can carefully examine the cause of your construction accident to determine if negligence is to blame. By gathering business records, witness testimony, photos, or other incident reports, we can build a strong case to hold the responsible party accountable for your losses.
How Do I Collect Workers’ Compensation?
Fortunately, for many construction workers and their surviving family members, the employers’ workers’ compensation benefits will help cover the various damages of a serious injury or death. In order to collect your rightful compensation, it is important to receive medical attention and notify your supervisor or employer immediately.
Under workers’ compensation laws, you may be entitled to take time away from work for medical reasons without fear of losing wages or your job during that time. You may be able to recover benefits on a temporary or permanent basis, depending on the severity of your injuries. If you are a surviving family member, you may be legally entitled to receive similar benefits.
Can I Still File a Lawsuit for a Construction Site Accident?
In many cases, it is not necessary to file a lawsuit in addition to filing for workers’ compensation. However, if the construction company, insurance company, or employer attempts to minimize or deny a rightful claim, an Atlanta construction accident lawyer can help you determine whether to pursue legal action.
Experienced Legal Representation
The experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. will provide the reliable assistance you need to avoid the pitfalls of the claims process. If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered an otherwise preventable accident due to the carelessness or wrongdoing of another, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can help you understand the legal options available to you and will fight on your behalf to ensure that your rights are protected. Call us for a no-cost case evaluation.