Those in the construction business are among the hardest-working members of our society, and unfortunately, they are often at risk of serious injury due to the nature of the job. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you need an experienced Atlanta construction accident lawyer who can effectively fight for your rightful compensation. Contact Steven Jones Injury Law today so we can get started.
Should I Hire an Atlanta Construction Accident Lawyer?
Our firm recognizes that construction workers are the backbone of our society, and without them, our country would be nowhere. This is why we are proud to fight for the rights of construction workers throughout Atlanta who’ve been injured on the job. An Atlanta work injury lawyer here at Steven Jones Injury Law will zealously fight for the compensation you require to get back on your feet again.
Types & Causes of Construction Accidents
There are various potential types and causes of construction accidents. Some of the most common are as follows:
- Negligent supervisors
- Unsafe property conditions
- Unsafe construction site conditions
- Defective machinery
- Building collapses
- Scaffolding collapses
- OSHA violations
- Chemical burn injuries
What to do After a Construction Accident
If you’ve been hurt in a construction accident, it is critical that you work to document the incident. The first thing you should do is speak with your employer or supervisor and notify them of the accident. They should then call an ambulance to the scene of the accident, which, upon arrival, should transport you to a hospital for treatment. While you wait, take pictures of the cause of your accident and ask witnesses for their contact information.
Once you are treated in the hospital, hire a knowledgeable Atlanta construction accident lawyer who can work to prove that you were injured on the job and that you, therefore, are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits should help cover a portion of your lost wages, the cost of your medical bills, and more.
You should note, however, that if workers’ compensation does not cover the full cost of your injuries, we may still file a third-party claim, wherein we can sue a liable third party who is not your employer for compensation. For example, if you were injured because of defective machinery, we may sue the product designer or manufacturer for the full compensation you need to heal.
Contact an Atlanta Construction Accident Lawyer
Our firm has the utmost respect for the construction workers in the great state of Georgia, and if you’ve been injured as a construction worker, you can rest assured that by choosing us, you will have a team of legal advocates on your side who truly value your daily contribution to our society, and we will do everything in our power to give back by winning you the compensation you deserve. Contact Steven Jones Injury Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.