Construction in Atlanta is a dangerous business. Every year, workers throughout the metro Atlanta area and across Georgia are seriously injured or killed while simply doing their job on these sites. Electrical accidents, excavation or trench wall collapses, and pneumatic nail injuries are only a few of the frightening circumstances that can result in serious bodily injury or even death.
Workers' Compensation and Construction Accidents in Georgia
When a worker is injured on the job in Georgia, he or she often cannot make a claim against their employer for work-related injuries, as those must be handled in a workers’ compensation claim under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act.
There are certain circumstances, however, in which an injured worker is permitted to recover compensation for personal injury damages. These circumstances include incidents in which the accident was caused by a negligent or careless party who was not the direct employer of the victim.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim for a Construction Site Accident in Atlanta
Our experienced lawyers handle work site accidents ranging from:
- Scaffolding or ladder accidents, crane or crane load failures, hoist failures
- Injuries caused by defective tools and equipment such has conveyors, scissor lifts, hand power tools
- injuries involving forklift and forklift drivers, back hoes, tractors, bulldozers and other construction equipment
- Electrocutions involving exposed wiring, electrified piping, overhead power lines
- Excavation site accidents and collapses
- Drilling or digging into underground power lines
For further information about a construction site accident or fatality, please contact McAleer Law today for a free consultation.