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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.

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Types of construction work

A construction accident can happen to anyone, but construction workers are statistically more likely to be male, Hispanic and foreign-born compared to the rest of the American workforce, according to the Center for Construction Research and Training (source).

The construction industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., and it encompasses a wide range of occupations and areas of specialization—including:

● Ironworkers
● Roofers
● Engineers
● Electricians
● Project/Safety
   Managers
● Foremen
● Inspectors
● Laborers
● Painters
● Drywall installers
● Masons
● Glaziers
● Plumbers
● Pipefitters
● Carpenters
● Equipment and
   Crane Operators
● Surveyors
● Consultants
● Planners
● Designers
● Elevator installers

What are the most common accidents in construction?

The 4 main types of fatal construction accidents—known as the “Fatal Four”—are as follows:

 

While not part of the Fatal Four, toxic and hazardous chemical exposure is another hazard faced by anyone who works on a construction site, or lives near one. Some of the most dangerous substances commonly found on construction sites include lead, mercury, asbestos, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chemical solvents, paint thinners, pesticides, carbon monoxide, gasoline and tar. Prolonged exposure to certain toxins can cause long-term health effects and serious illnesses like respiratory problems and cancer.

Construction injuries can be serious

A scraped knee or bruised hip can be painful and annoying, but it often doesn’t rise to the level of legal action. However, plenty of other construction injuries can be debilitating, catastrophic and life-changing. We help construction accident survivors recover from injuries such as:

● Traumatic brain 
    injury (TBI)
● Spinal cord injury 
    and paralysis
● Amputation
● Broken bones
● Neck and 
    back injuries
● Knee and 
    ankle injuries
● Electrocution
● Vision loss
● Severe burns
● Hearing loss
● Eye/face injuries
● Lead poisoning
● Repetitive stress  
    injuries (RSIs)

What to do after a construction accident

The steps you take in the moments following a construction accident can have a huge impact on your compensation claim and your eventual recovery. What steps you should take next largely depends on whether you are a construction worker or a (non-payed) visitor. Most injured construction workers will go through the workers’ compensation system, whereas injured visitors or passersby can sue the at-fault company or individual for personal injury damages.

Steps for construction workers

Help! I was injured while working at a construction site. What now?
 
 

Steps for everyone else

Help! I was injured while visiting a construction site, or traveling near one. What now?
 

Why should I seek legal help after a construction accident?

Profit margins are already tight in the construction industry, which is why construction companies often dispute legal claims that threaten to make their project go in the red. They often do this by shifting the blame to someone else or falsely claiming that an injured worker isn’t eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

What’s more, figuring out who is responsible for a construction accident can be complicated by the fact that various companies, contractors and subcontractors may all be working on a single construction project at any given time. In some cases, the owner of the property might be liable. Other times, the manufacturer of a defective tool or piece of equipment may be to blame. Determining fault in such cases—which is an essential first step—requires the skill and experience of a professional with decades of experience and deep knowledge of how the construction industry works.

At The Offices of Julian Lewis Sanders & Associates, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers have decades of experience representing victims and survivors of construction accidents. We can help calculate the full value of your case, and not what the construction company or insurance company says they think your claim is worth. We aren’t afraid to go head-to-head with insurers, construction companies and others to secure the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Meet your Atlanta construction accident attorney

Julian Lewis Sanders founded The Law Offices of Julian Lewis Sanders and Associates in 2003. The firm proudly serves Atlanta and the surrounding communities of Georgia in personal injury law.

“Growing up in a military family, I learned the importance of dedication and honor early, which established a foundation for my eventual
law career.”

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT

If you would like to learn more about filing a workers’ compensation claim or pursuing a lawsuit against a third party after a construction site accident, then you’ve come to the right place. The team at Julian Lewis Sanders & Associates is standing by to answer your questions and help you determine the next best steps.

Don’t wait too long, as there is a strict time limit placed on these types of cases. The clock is ticking! Talk to a legal professional today to get started.