Personal Injury Lawyer In Georgia
Construction sites can be very dangerous places. Whether you were hurt on the job or as a passerby, The Berry Law Group is here to help you get the justice you need. Construction accidents are quite numerous and can happen because of anything from debris in a walkway to falling items to exposed electrical wires.
If you are hurt in an accident in a construction area, it is important to speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer immediately. Call The Berry Law Group today for a free consultation.
Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction sites are some of the most dangerous job sites. Even if it just a small project, there are a number of factors that can be life threatening to both workers and bystanders. If a lot of care and attention does not go into keeping the site safe for everyone involved then the management or contractor may be held liable for injuries. Some common injuries on a construction site include:
- Scaffolding collapses
- Fires and explosions
- Beams and material left in walkways
- Electrocution from bare wires
- Machinery malfunctions Falls into trenches left open
There are many regulations, specifications, inspection requirements and job safety techniques that must be implemented on all construction sites in order to promote safety for all parties involved. Even with all these factors in place there are still numerous accidents that occur due to unsafe construction sites. These can be anything from being struck by falling equipment and health hazards from exposure to chemicals and asbestos to defective equipment and dangerous sharp objects and tripping hazards. Building owners must make sure that their property is clean and safe to visitors as well as employees.
There are several different parties involved in a construction accident that may all be liable for your injuries. Some of these parties include:
Construction Site Owner
The landowner should be aware of the construction on their grounds and make sure it is well-maintained and safe.
Contractors must provide a reasonably safe construction site for workers and bystanders. At the end of the day, all materials should be cleaned up and equipment shut down.
Architects and Engineers
If the structure is not designed to be structurally sound or there is a flaw with the design or construction approach that causes the injury, the designer may be liable.
Construction Site Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, it is vital that you understand your rights. You may be entitled to money for your medical bills and pain and suffering. In addition, if you were hurt on the job, you may be able to collect Disability, Workman's Compensation or Union benefits.
Claims for construction site injuries can be a very tricky area as many different parties are involved, each with their own legal representation. If you or a loved one has been injured at any type of construction site environment, call The Berry Law Group right now. We can answer your questions, explain to you the next steps and even tell you what kind of a case you have. Call us today at (678) 677-2263.