Atlanta Construction Accident Lawyer
If you were injured on the job, our firm can help you get full compensation
At Gary Martin Hays & Associates, we understand how to fight insurance companies who try to take advantage of construction accident victims. If you have questions, we're ready to answer them-and we're fully ready to take aggressive action on your behalf.
Remember, you don't pay us unless you win. Find out how an experienced Atlanta construction accident lawyer can help you. Call 1-800-898-HAYS today. You can also contact us online.
Construction accidents often involve serious injury, such as neck and back injury, burn injuries, or work machine injuries. In some cases, a power tool defect may be the root cause of an injury, or negligent behavior on the part of another contractor, which may entitle you to third-party claims above and beyond workers' compensation. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may not be able to work for a long time, if ever again. We help clients sort out the details to get them maximum compensation from any and all sources.
Depending on the nature of your injury, you may not be able to work for a long time, if ever again. Our attorneys help clients sort out the details to get them maximum compensation from all sources.
What are the leading causes of construction accidents?
There are many ways for construction workers to get injured on the job, but some of the leading causes of construction accidents include:
- Inadequate training
- Lack of appropriate safety protocols and procedures
- Lack of appropriate equipment
- Falls from height (falling off a ladder, scaffolding, rooftop)
- Getting hit by a falling object
- Slip and fall accidents (tripping over debris or other construction materials)
- Crane accidents
- Hoist accidents
- Harness accidents
- Welding accidents
- Trench accidents
- Inappropriate use of tools, heavy equipment, or machinery
- Defective equipment
- An accident caused by a third party due to negligence
- Getting hit by a car
- Exposure to hazardous materials or toxic substances
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, it can sometimes be tough to get the compensation you’re entitled to, whether it’s by filing a workers’ compensation claim or a claim against a third party responsible for causing your injuries.
At Gary Martin Hays & Associates, our Atlanta construction accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle every aspect of your claim and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
What are the top 4 construction accident injuries?
Construction workers often work high above the ground on ladders, scaffolding, and rooftops, which means injuries from falls are among the most common sustained by construction workers. Other common injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (often caused by falling debris or tools)
- Concussions (typically due to a slip and fall accident or fall from height)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Injuries from getting crushed by heavy equipment, such as forklifts
- Electrocution injuries
- Burn injuries, including chemical burns
- Hearing loss/tinnitus
- Eye injuries/vision loss
If you were injured in a construction accident, it’s important to remember that you have rights. Whether you need help with a workers’ compensation claim or you want to pursue legal action against a third party to recover compensation for your damages, an Atlanta construction accident lawyer from our law firm can help.
If you are the family member of someone who died in a construction accident, our legal team can also help you file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Who can be held liable for construction accident injuries?
In most cases, you should be able to file a workers’ compensation claim through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance if you were injured in a construction accident while on the job.
In other cases, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party whose negligence resulted in you getting injured in an accident. Those that can possibly be held liable for construction accident injuries include:
- The owner of the construction site
- General contractors, sub-contractors, and prime contractors
- Your employer (if you were intentionally injured by your employer)
Cases involving construction accidents are often complex because there are many different parties that may be held responsible for your injuries. That’s why you should call our law firm to speak with an experienced Atlanta construction accident lawyer as soon as possible. We can review the details of your case, explain your options, and help you figure out the best way to move forward.
What should I do if I’ve been injured in a construction accident?
If you were involved in a construction accident, the first thing you should do is seek immediate medical attention. Even if you don’t feel injured, you should still get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. You may have been seriously injured and not realize it, as some injuries have delayed-onset symptoms and others can be masked by adrenaline. After that, you should:
- Report the accident and injury to your employer, supervisor, or manager right away.
- See if anyone witnessed your accident. If so, get their name and contact information.
- Document any visible injuries with photographs and take pictures of the accident scene, including any equipment, tools, or machinery involved in the accident.
- Call an experienced construction accident lawyer to protect your rights and understand your legal options.
Whether you need help getting workers’ compensation or you want to file a lawsuit against a third party responsible for causing your injuries, an Atlanta construction accident attorney from our law firm can fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Let an Atlanta construction accident lawyer handle your claim
Construction work typically makes the top 10 list of the most dangerous jobs. That's because workers typically use heavy equipment or do their jobs from extreme heights. The most common accidents involve falls from high above the ground (such as an injury to a roofer or someone working on scaffolding); being hit by an object or a tool; and electrocution.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury, you may have grounds for both a workers' compensation claim against your employer and a personal injury claim against a third party, such as a contractor. That means it may be possible to recover compensation for losses that are not covered by workers' compensation, such as pain and suffering.
The insurance companies that represent the construction trade have highly trained teams working to keep expenses related to construction accident injury claims to an absolute minimum. Don't go it alone if you are seeking compensation. Call us today.
An experienced, aggressive lawyer for construction accidents - we're ready to help.
At Gary Martin Hays & Associates, we recognize how difficult it can be to recover from an injury sustained on a construction site. Your first step to simplify the process is to contact us today. From the insurance forms to the medical bills and other paperwork, our experienced staff can help you sort through the red tape. Call 1-800-898-HAYS. There is no fee for your initial consultation. Now is the time to act.