Workers in the construction industry are exposed to a significant number of dangers every day on the job, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average for all industries. While workers’ compensation is frequently the only means of obtaining benefits for most injured construction workers, other parties could also be liable when their negligence caused or contributed to a victim’s injuries.
If you sustained severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a construction accident in Georgia, it is in your best interest to not speak to any insurance company until you have legal representation. Contact the Nye Law Group as soon as possible. Call 855-636-9277 to take advantage of a free consultation that will let our firm provide a complete evaluation of your case.
Common Kinds of Construction Accidents in Georgia
OSHA has referred to the following leading causes of deaths in the construction industry as the “Fatal Four”:
- Struck by object
- Caught between objects
Workers who are involved in these types of accidents do not always suffer fatal injuries. In some cases, they may sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, or serious burn injuries.
In such cases, victims may require several weeks, months, or even years of rehabilitation. Many workers are unable to return to their jobs or possibly maintain any kind of gainful employment.
Types of Third Party Claims in Georgia Construction Accidents
Many employers in the construction industry maintain workers’ compensation insurance policies that prevent them from being sued for any additional damages. While injured employees are frequently unable to take any legal action against their employers (even when they were negligent), the same does not hold true for other parties that may have had roles in a person’s injuries.
Some of the most common kinds of third parties that may be liable for a construction accident include:
- Project managers
- Manufacturers of defective products or machinery
- Drivers of other vehicles
The possibility of third party negligence makes it urgent for victims in construction accidents to immediately retain legal counsel. The Nye Law Group can immediately conduct a thorough independent investigation of your accident and work to ensure that all negligent parties are held accountable.
Many third parties will dispute that they are liable for these types of claims, but an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney can negotiate for a fair and full settlement that accounts for all of your past, present, and future needs. If a negligent party is unwilling to provide adequate compensation, our firm will file a lawsuit.
Find a Construction Accident Lawyer in Georgia
Did you suffer serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a construction accident in Georgia? You will want to contact the Nye Law Group as soon as possible.
Our firm represents victims of construction accidents in communities throughout the greater Savannah area. Our Georgia personal injury attorneys will review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call 855-636-9277 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.