Savannah Construction Accident Lawyer
Individuals working in the construction industry in Savannah are subjected to serious dangers every day. In fact, 21.1% of all workers killed on the job in 2016 were construction workers, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Injured construction workers may have the right to compensation. You can get immediate help fighting for damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, and more by contacting Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, today. Our professional team of Savannah construction accident lawyers can go to work for you today.
Your Options after a Construction Accident in Savannah
Many people are not sure where to turn for help after experiencing a construction accident. Depending on your situation, our construction accident lawyers may take charge by filing:
A Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation provides anyone injured at work payment for medical bills and lost wages. One benefit of workers’ compensation is that you do not need to prove that someone else’s negligent actions caused your injuries. However, you may not get all the compensation you need from a workers’ compensation claim.
Some construction accident victims have the chance to file multiple lawsuits. Depending on your situation, you may be able to get the damages you need through a:
- Personal Injury Lawsuit
- Product Liability Lawsuit
- Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Personal injury lawsuits may apply if your injuries were caused by a third party. You can not sue your employer with a personal injury lawsuit. However, we may be able to bring a lawsuit against a construction site owner, a contractor, or even an architect involved in your project.
Product liability lawsuits can be used if your injuries were the result of a piece of defective equipment or machinery. We can fight to get compensation directly from the product manufacturer with a product liability lawsuit.
Finally, wrongful death lawsuits allow family members to seek compensation for the loss of a loved one. Georgia has strict rules around wrongful death lawsuits. We can go over your case to see if a wrongful death lawsuit applies in your situation.
Causes of Construction Accidents in Savannah
OSHA has identified four primary causes for construction accidents:
- Being Struck by an Object
- Being Caught In or Between Something
Other common causes of injuries in a construction zone including machinery accidents, trench collapses, forklift accidents, overexertion, and fires or explosions.
All of these issues can cause serious injuries, including:
- Burns and Lacerations
- Injuries to the Brain, Head, or Spinal Cord
- Back Injuries
- Injuries to Knees and Ankles
At PMHP Law we believe that our clients deserve the highest possible level of compensation for any injury they sustained on the job. We will not settle for subpar compensation that does not fully address your medical bills and other expenses.
We Will Work to Get You Full Compensation
You work hard every day and we believe that you deserve a legal team that works just as tirelessly. We will dig into every aspect of your construction accident to make sure that you get every cent of the compensation you deserve.
Depending on your situation, we may be able to fight to get you damages for:
- All Medical Bills
- Current and Future Lost Wages
- Costs for Rehabilitation or Caregivers
- Lost Reputation
- Disability and Disfigurement
You may be worried that you cannot get compensation if you were partially to blame for your accident. According to Georgia’s legal codes, you may still be entitled to damages as long as you are not 50% at fault for the accident. Note that you will receive less compensation if you are found to be partially responsible for your injuries.
Our construction accident lawyers can examine your case to assess any level of fault you might have. We will work to prove that you are not responsible for the accident so you can get the highest possible level of compensation.
Our Savannah Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help You Right Now
You need to get professional help on your side right away after a construction accident. You only have 30 days to report your injuries to begin a workers’ compensation claim so it is very important that you move quickly after any accident.
The team at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, can look at your case today. You can count on our Savannah construction accident lawyers to offer you experienced legal advice and aggressive support in and out of the courtroom. Call (855) 329-7144 or complete our online contact form to get the help you need before it is too late.
We offer all of our clients a FREE consultation to provide immediate legal advice.