Mableton Construction Accident Lawyer
Working in construction in the state of Georgia, or anywhere really, is a dangerous profession. There is always the chance that a piece of equipment may malfunction, resulting in injury, or even the possibility that heavy items can fall on you in a work zone.
A construction accident lawyer is a kind of personal injury lawyer. The difference is that a construction accident lawyer knows all the nuances of construction law, whereas a personal injury lawyer tends to focus more on the bigger picture. Our construction accident lawyers at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC are prepared to help you with whatever you need for your construction accident claim.
Types Of Construction Accidents
The types of construction accidents a worker can suffer on the job are numerous. Here at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, we have represented clients on cases involving such accidents as:
- Malfunctioning or defective equipment, leading to injury
- Falls from scaffolds, through openings in the floor, etc.
- Crushing accidents
- Explosions and fires related to gas or chemicals
Construction sites are incredibly dangerous. As such, the injuries an individual can sustain on a construction site can be permanent or even fatal. It is the responsibility of the construction company to provide the safest possible environment for its workers. If the construction company does not do that, then it can be found negligent in a court of law, and the court will award damages accordingly.
Liability For Construction Accidents
In most incidents, when a construction worker suffers an injury on the job, like a fall from a ladder or scaffolding, the liability falls on the owner of the construction company. This is because the law requires the company to provide its workers with proper protection in the event of an accident, like a fall.
There are a number of provisions under the law that company owners must comply with, including weight requirements for handrails around scaffolding and covering up any large, open areas in case a worker suffers a fall. At least if he falls onto the covering, he should be safer than if he fell through the hole and onto debris.
If you were the victim of one of these construction accidents, or if one of your loved ones suffered a wrongful death as the result of an accident on a construction site, a construction accident lawyer can help you and your family get the justice you deserve.
Unfortunately, wrongful death is common in accidents involving construction equipment. This is because of the severity of the nature of these kinds of accidents. If your loved one was the victim of a wrongful death due to a construction accident, you may have a wrongful death case.
While we at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC understand that no amount of money can bring your loved one back, you also shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial burden alone. Our construction accident lawyers can help you recoup money spent on hospitalization and funeral costs, as well as seek reimbursement for your loss of income and even for loss of companionship.
When it comes to construction accidents, worker’s compensation handles a majority of the claims for the individual who was directly injured. However, worker’s compensation cannot help third parties who are not employed with the company. For example, if you are an innocent bystander simply walking past a construction site and something falls on you from a high scaffolding, you cannot file a worker’s compensation claim.
In this case, you would be entitled to file a lawsuit against the construction company for negligence, in addition to seeking damages for compensation related to treating your injuries and potentially missing work. This is why, if you are a third party to an accident, you would certainly be able to benefit from a construction accident lawyer.
Injured In A Construction Accident? You Need The Help Of A Good Construction Accident Lawyer!
Construction sites are hazardous places. You are constantly under the threat of being hit with something, falling on or in something, or having a piece of equipment malfunction or backfire, causing you injury. You can also be subjected to something you have no control over, like an explosion caused by gas or chemicals.
Our construction accident lawyers at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC are experienced in wrongful death and personal injury law, as well as the more detailed nuances that can go into construction accidents. We can help you file a comprehensive claim against a construction company that, really, should have been more careful.
Call our office at (855) 329-7144, or fill in your details on our contact form to be connected with a skilled member of our staff. We offer a free consultation with no pressure to retain us. So, give us a call today, and let us help you get started.