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Construction Accidents

It is well known that construction work is a risky occupation. According to OSHA statistics, a disproportionate number of private industry worker fatalities occur in the construction industry. If you have been seriously injured in a construction accident, contact Brodhead Law, LLC today. Our experienced Atlanta lawyers can tell you if you have a third-party claim for damages in addition to workers’ compensation.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our attorneys have extensive experience in successfully handling construction accident cases. We use sophisticated legal strategies to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
  • We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us no fees unless we win your case. This allows you access to the legal system to seek justice and compensation.
  • Out track record speaks for itself. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and our success rate is better than 99 percent.

Types of Construction Accidents

As stated by OSHA, 20.7% of private industry worker fatalities in a recent year (971 out of 4,674) occurred in construction, or one in five worker deaths. The following “Fatal Four” were responsible for 59.9% of those fatalities:

  • Falls – 381 deaths (39.2%)
  • Struck by an object – 80 deaths (8.2%)
  • Electrocution – 71 deaths (7.3%)
  • Caught in between – 50 deaths (5.1%)

The caught in between category includes workers killed by being caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, or struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structures, equipment, or material. Serious construction accidents may involve:

  • Collapsing excavated areas
  • Falling materials
  • Machinery or equipment failure
  • Scaffold or structure failure or collapse

Common Construction Accident Injuries

Workers on construction sites may sustain a variety of injuries, ranging from minor to serious to life-threatening. Common construction accident injuries include:

  • Burns
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Fractured or crushed bones
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Severe lacerations
  • Loss of limbs or digits (amputations)
  • Hearing loss
  • Heat stroke
  • Repetitive motion injuries

Who Is Liable?

If the accident and injuries were caused by the negligence of a third party (other than your employer) you may have a claim for compensation against the negligent party, in addition to workers’ compensation. Potentially liable third parties may include:

  • Subcontractors
  • Third-party contractors
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Manufacturers

What Damages Can You Claim in a Construction Accident Case?

In a third-party claim for compensation, you are entitled to seek compensatory damages for the losses you have suffered in a construction accident. Among other damages, this may include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Why You Need a Lawyer

Construction companies and third parties have a duty to workers to adhere to safety regulations and keep construction sites as safe and injury-free as possible. When companies cut corners on safety, it can lead to serious injuries and death. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you hold negligent parties accountable and aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

Contact Us Today

Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Brodhead Law, LLC are committed to holding negligent parties accountable and pursuing the maximum compensation possible for losses. We will not hesitate to go to court if necessary, to pursue the compensation you deserve. Call us as soon as possible and schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help.