Construction sites are dangerous places. Even though federal laws and regulations like OSHA impose all manner of safety precautions on construction sites and construction activities, the risk of personal injury abounds. Working around heavy construction equipment that can crush or pin a person, working around electrocution hazards, using powerful tools and toxic substances, operating at heights sufficient for falls that cause serious injury or death, these serious injury risks and more are regularly encountered while working in construction environments. Responsible employers minimize these risks by following the rules. These risks become even more dangerous when proper safety protocols are not followed, proper safety equipment is not used, and equipment is not thoroughly inspected and properly maintained. Incredibly serious, life-changing or life-ending injuries can result, such as paralysis, amputation, eye injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and back and orthopedic injuries.
Any serious injury on a construction site will cause medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potentially other damages for which fair and just compensation may be owed by a negligent party. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, there is likely a workers compensation claim against the injured person’s employer that will be handled through Georgia’s administrative law system for workplace injuries, and workplace injuries should always be reported immediately to the employer. However, construction projects frequently involve personnel and equipment from multiple companies all operating close to one another at the same time, so the odds of also having a personal injury claim against a company other than your employer are great if you are injured on a construction site.
Construction accident cases can be complicated and involve a variety of technical and legal issues requiring the analysis and investigation of seasoned experts. Just Busby Law Injury Lawyers are experienced in handling these civil cases for claims against negligent third parties (other than an employer, in other words). Contact us for a free consultation and let us help you recover the damages you are entitled to receive when a third party’s carelessness or recklessness causes you or a loved one to be injured in a construction environment.
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