Construction Accident Lawyers You Can Rely On

Our attorneys fight for the rights of injured workers in Atlanta

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Mistakes only have to happen once to be injurious, debilitating or deadly. Each year, hundreds of thousands of workers are injured or killed on construction sites. When a worker suffers a personal injury, it’s important to have an experienced attorney who can fight for their rights.

At Fried Goldberg LLC, we are known throughout the country for our work in trucking litigation, including accidents involving construction vehicles. But we also provide thorough and aggressive representation in all types of serious injury cases. We know the impact that a construction injury can have on workers and are dedicated to helping them get the best possible outcome.

Types of construction accidents

Many construction site accidents involve:

  • Falls from heights – Construction workers often perform tasks at elevated heights, such as on scaffolds, ladders, or rooftops. Falls from heights are a significant cause of injuries in the construction industry. These accidents can result in fractures, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), internal organ damage, and even fatalities.
  • Struck by objects – Construction sites are dynamic environments with numerous moving parts. Workers can be struck by falling objects, such as tools, equipment, or construction materials. These accidents can cause head injuries, concussions, facial fractures, broken bones, lacerations, and internal injuries.
  • Machinery accidents – Construction sites utilize various heavy machinery and equipment, including cranes, forklifts, excavators, and power tools. Accidents involving machinery can lead to catastrophic injuries, such as crush injuries, amputations, severe lacerations, fractures, and spinal cord injuries.
  • Electrical accidents – Construction sites often involve electrical wiring, power lines, and other electrical components. Accidental contact with live wires or faulty electrical equipment can result in severe electrical shocks, burns, and electrocutions. These injuries can cause internal organ damage, cardiac arrest, nerve damage, and long-term complications.
  • Exposure to hazardous substances – Construction sites may expose workers to various hazardous substances, including asbestos, toxic chemicals, fumes, and dust. Prolonged exposure to these substances can lead to respiratory problems, occupational diseases, lung cancer, skin conditions, and other serious health issues.

Who is at fault when there is a construction accident?

When a worker is injured or killed in a construction accident, one or more third parties such as property owners, contractors, architects, and manufacturers may be held responsible for:

  • Unsafe procedures
  • Poor/unsafe working conditions
  • Failure to provide safety equipment
  • Negligent management
  • Inadequate training
  • Explosions or fires
  • Exposure to toxic fumes or substances
  • Unrealistic employer demands that lead to safety shortcuts
  • Otherwise removing or failing to provide proper safety equipment

Most injuries sustained on a construction site lead to a loss of work that last weeks, months, or even longer. Unexpected medical bills, loss of income and the possibility of physical impairment resulting in lifelong disability can financially and emotionally devastate a family. Due to the physical demands and the specific skill set of most construction work, one injury can destroy a career, and it may be difficult for an injured worker to establish a career in a different field.

Workers’ compensation can cover the cost of some damages such as medical expenses and lost wages. But an injured worker may be able to recover other types of compensation from certain negligent parties in a lawsuit.

We hold negligent third parties accountable

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are two government agencies whose purposes are to set regulations regarding safety features of machines and workplaces or from failing to provide such safety precautions.

Although OSHA and NIOSH sets regulations and inspects for violations, some parties still ignore the safety codes or are negligent in setting safety standards in the workplace in ways that are often not discovered until after an accident occurs.

It is important to pursue justice for injured workers or the families of construction employees who were killed in a workplace accident. Victims and their families deserve compensation for financial hardships as well as pain and suffering. The party that disregarded safety features or regulations and created an unsafe construction site should be held accountable for actions that led to harm of the construction laborer.

Attorneys Joseph A. Fried and Michael L. Goldberg

How a construction accident attorney can help

Insurance companies will aggressively fight third-party claims after a construction accident. That’s why you need an experienced attorney on your side. A lawyer can:

  • Investigate the accident – This involves gathering crucial evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, medical records, and safety records to establish liability. This evidence is essential for building a compelling case and maximizing the chances of a favorable outcome.
  • Identify negligent parties – Identifying the party or parties at fault is crucial in construction accident cases. A skilled lawyer will examine the roles of various parties involved, such as contractors, subcontractors, property owners, equipment manufacturers, or other third parties.
  • Assess damages – Construction accidents can result in significant physical, emotional, and financial damages. A personal injury lawyer will work closely with medical professionals and other experts to evaluate the full extent of the injuries and their impact on your life.
  • Negotiate a settlement – A personal injury lawyer will skillfully negotiate with insurance adjusters, defense lawyers, and other parties to ensure your rights are protected.
  • Fight for you in court – If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, a personal injury lawyer will be prepared to take your case to trial.

Contact us for a free consultation

If you were hurt in a construction site accident that may have been the result of third-party negligence, learn more about how we can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

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