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Construction work is one of the most hazardous occupations around. At the same time, it can be a source of great pride for construction workers to know they helped erect a tall building or install an important highway. Construction workers also gain valuable experience using heavy machinery and precision tools.

Whatever your reasons for going into construction work, you now face serious challenges after an onsite injury caused by:

  • Ladder falls: A fall from a ladder can result in serious injuries, including broken bones. Workers should ensure proper ladder setup and secure footing to mitigate their risks.
  • Scaffolding collapse: Severe injuries or fatalities can result from a collapse. Regular inspections and proper assembly by trained professionals are essential to prevent such incidents.
  • Roofing accidents: Inadequate safety measures are among the factors that cause these accidents. Enacting strict safety protocols, including proper training, minimizes the risk of falls and injuries.
  • Welding accidents: These incidents can lead to severe burns or respiratory issues. Welders should have proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety.
  • Fires or explosions: In addition to causing extensive damage, fires and explosions often cause serious injuries and fatalities. Installing fire detection and suppression systems can help limit their impact in the event of an emergency in the workplace.
  • Heavy equipment accidents: Accidents involving heavy equipment, such as cranes or forklifts, can result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Employers must ensure operators are adequately trained and certified to operate such machinery.
  • Accidents caused by defective power tools: Regular maintenance and inspections of power tools are essential to promptly identify and address any defects. Workers must have high-quality tools and receive proper training to help reduce the risk of accidents.

Prompt legal advice may be as critical as prompt medical treatment for assuring the best long-term recovery possible.

Unsafe Work Practices On Construction Sites

Construction sites are rife with hazards. Many claims stem from unsafe practices by property owners, general contractors and other parties involved in the project. These practices include:

  • Failing to replace worn-out safety gear, including helmets and other protective gears
  • Cutting corners and bypassing safety protocols to save time due to pressure to meet increasingly tight completion deadlines
  • Ignoring or overlooking safety protocols and procedures while pursuing cost efficiency, causing essential safety measures to be disregarded
  • Inadequate supervision or a lack of oversight, resulting in workers engaging in risky behaviors or taking shortcuts

Our construction accident lawyer can thoroughly investigate liability, help you file for workers’ compensation claims, negotiate with insurance companies for maximum compensation and represent you in court if the negotiation fails.

How To Make Workers’ Compensation Work For You

Workers’ compensation is designed to protect employers from lawsuits and to ensure that injured workers have a way to cover medical bills and get along without paychecks during the recovery process. You likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits after a construction site accident. Getting your claim underway right away can help you maximize the total benefits you are eligible for through workers’ compensation.

Do You Have A Third-Party Liability Claim, Too?

However, this may not be the end of the story. A detailed investigation may reveal there are other responsible parties — not your employer — that share responsibility for the construction accident. A tool manufacturer, a delivery service or a maintenance service may be that liable third party. A skilled personal injury lawyer can investigate to determine whether there is a potential third-party claim to bring.

At Glenda Mitchell Law Firm, we leave no stone unturned for our workplace injury clients. We work to discover how to help our clients get the compensation they need to address all injuries and losses.

Free Consultation For Injured Construction Workers

Glenda Mitchell Law Firm offers no-obligation case evaluations to people injured at construction sites in Georgia (through our Cartersville office; 678-721-0417) and in Alabama (through our Auburn office(334-604-7927)) and in South Carolina (through our Greenville office; 864-326-3073). You may prefer to send an email inquiry through this website to request a conversation with an experienced attorney.