Were you or a loved one hurt on an Atlanta-area construction site?
Finding a lawyer with the right background is crucial. Our Georgia attorneys specialize in securing compensation for injured workers and their families.
Atlanta is a big city and quickly getting bigger, as the countless cranes dotting the city skyline can attest to. Commercial and residential construction projects have risen sharply in the Big Peach since the Great Recession, and Georgia is now home to roughly 9,600 private construction companies—many of which are based in metro Atlanta.
Of the thousands of American workers who die on the job each year, approximately 20 percent of deadly work accidents happen on construction sites—making construction the most dangerous industry in the United States. One in 10 construction workers is injured every year, according to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA). Approximately 150,000 construction site injuries are reported each year.
Even for those of us who aren’t employed by the construction industry, jobsites can pose a danger to passersby, visitors and the general public. Everyone is responsible for their own safety when entering a construction zone; however, some parties have an added responsibility to preserve the health and well-being of anyone on the jobsite—whether they work there or are just passing through.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured while working at a construction site or simply when you were near one, you should know that Georgia personal injury and workers’ compensation laws allow injured individuals and their families to recover compensation in many circumstances. Damages that can be awarded include reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. But first, you may need to establish liability (or fault) and hold the at-fault party responsible for their negligence. We can help.