Driving around our city, you can see construction sites all over the place. Did you know that some of the most devastating workplace accidents occur in plants, construction sites, and factories? There are dangerous power tools, heavy machinery, high-voltage electricity, and hazardous chemicals on any construction sites.
It can sometimes seem like these sites are just one big accident waiting to happen. Your employer is responsible for keeping you safe, but what happens when they drop the ball? It would help if you had an experienced attorney on your side that can guide you through the process.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers are experienced Carrollton workers comp lawyers. Our firm has successfully handled a variety of construction and workplace accidents. We know how difficult it can be to heal from your accident when you are out of work.
Most victims of construction accidents rely on financial help from their workers’ compensation claim. If you suffer an injury in a construction accident, we can help. Even if you were at-fault for your accident, you still have options. You should contact our offices today to discuss the details of your case.
Construction accidents in Georgia
Our cities are always expanding, especially around Atlanta. When you think of construction sites, you can see why these locations are dangerous. These types of accidents are one of the top causes of head and back injuries out of all industries. If you suffer an injury at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. You don’t have the right to sue your employer if you were injured.
It would be best if you went through workers’ compensation. However, if your injuries were the result of a third-party, then we could file a lawsuit. You need a skilled attorney that can help you with a personal injury claim, workers’ compensation, or whatever legal path you choose to take. Our top-flight staff handles each of these claims, and we can help you.
Types of construction accidents
We can assist you with any construction accidents. Some of the past cases we’ve handled include:
- Crane, bulldozer, and other heavy machinery accidents
- Slip and falls
- Falling debris and objects
- Ladder accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Buildings collapsing
- Defective machinery and equipment
Types of construction accident injuries
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, your injuries can vary. Most of our clients suffer from severe accidents that affect the rest of their lives. Some of the more common construction accident injuries are:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Broken bones that require surgery
- Herniated discs
- Eye injuries
- Wrongful death
How does workers’ compensation work?
From the minute you step foot on your job, workers’ compensation covers you. Your employer must have insurance coverage in case of an accident. It doesn’t matter who is at fault. You can file a workers’ compensation claim. You must notify your supervisor of your injury within 30 days of your accident. Then, you only have a year from the date of your accident to file from workers’ compensation.
You can be denied your workers’ compensation claim. Many victims are discouraged by denial, and they don’t realize that they can appeal the decision. We can help you file your original complaint and fight for your appeal if necessary. We are here for you every step of the way. There’s only a short window for us to appeal your decision, so we need to act fast.
How is a workers’ compensation claim different from a personal injury lawsuit?
When you’re injured on the job, you can’t sue your employer for your injury. Even if your accident was the fault of your employer, they are not liable. An employer is required to carry insurance in case any of their workers are injured. So, your workers’ compensation claim will be paid out by your company’s insurance company. A workers’ compensation claim does not require you to assign fault. So, all workers are eligible to apply.
A personal injury claim is very different from workers’ compensation. You must assign responsibility in these cases and prove a third party was responsible for your accident. So, they must pay for your injuries and damages. We can seek compensation for medical bills, future medical costs, pain and suffering, loss of wages, loss of earning potential, and more. If we find that the party is criminally negligent, we could also seek punitive damages. This is a type of compensation that goes above the cost of your losses.
Are construction accidents different than other workplace accidents?
Yes. Construction accidents are the cause of some of the most severe workplace injuries. Also, workers in these environments can have language barriers that make it difficult for them to receive compensation. Companies can put pressure on workers not to file for workers’ compensation. This is illegal. You have every right to file for workers’ compensation without any retaliation. If you feel like your employer is asking you not to file your claim, you should reach out to our offices today.
Who is responsible for my construction accident?
We don’t have to determine fault when we are filing for workers’ compensation. This system was purposely set up to protect workers regardless of fault. So, we don’t need to prove fault for your workers’ compensation claim. However, we do have the tools and experience to investigate your case thoroughly. If you do want to file a personal injury claim, we can help. Contact us to discuss your options.
You deserve a determined construction accidents lawyer
If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident, you have a long road ahead of you. With the recovery and your financial losses, your hands are full. An experienced attorney can help alleviate some of this stress. We offer free consultations so that we can go over your options. Contact a workers comp attorney today to schedule your appointment. We’re ready to get you the compensation that you deserve.