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Construction accidents often cause fatal injuries. If you survived the accident, you may be permanently disabled. If you’re a disabled construction worker, you might be unable to earn a living. We know that you feel discouraged right now. However, you have legal options. Call our Atlanta construction accident lawyers ASAP.

Our Atlanta work injury lawyers have successfully represented construction accident victims for decades. We’ll deliver the best customer service and the greatest result. Our prior victories and our 5-star client reviews validate that promise.

Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta construction accident lawyer. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers.

Common Atlanta Construction Accidents

Every year, construction site incidents injure thousands of people. Most construction accidents injure construction workers. However, some construction accidents also injure people that travel near a construction site. For instance, 772 motorists die each year in road construction accidents.

If you were injured on a construction site, the general contractor (GC) must keep you safe from needless risks. For instance, if you work on an elevated structure, the GC must ensure that it’s stable. If the structure collapses, you can file a workers’ comp claim. Also, if a third party erected the structure that collapsed, you can sue them for damages.
Here are the common construction accidents that we handle:

Steps To Take After A Construction Site Accident

You should always get your injuries treated ASAP. If you don’t, your injuries might not heal. Additionally, the insurance adjuster will low-ball your claim if you don’t seek medical treatment.

Next, you should file a workers’ comp claim. Don’t wait to file that claim. If you wait longer than 30 days, the worker’s comp carrier may deny your claim.

Then, you should call a construction accident lawyer. Your lawyer can help you recover workers’ comp benefits. Also, your lawyer will evaluate whether you can file a personal injury claim.

Construction Injury Compensation

Construction accidents cause many disabling injuries. Many victims have to undergo extensive medical treatment. Your medical treatment bills may exceed $100,000.

If you were injured on the job, workers’ comp benefits cover your medical costs. They also cover some of your lost wages. However, they don’t cover your pain and suffering injuries.

The only way to recover pain and suffering damages is to sue a third party. A third party is an entity other than your employer. For instance, heavy machines injure many workers. If the machine malfunctioned, you can sue the machine manufacturer. Also, if a third party’s employee injured you, you can sue the third party.

You may not know if a third party harmed you. That’s OK. Our Atlanta construction accident lawyers will figure that out for you.

Here are the damages that you can potentially recover for a third party construction accident claim:

  • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
  • Medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Property damage

Wrongful Death Compensation

If someone you love died in a construction accident, you can file a wrongful death claim. Spouses, children, and parents of the deceased are all potential claimants. Estate representatives also can file wrongful death claims.

Wrongful death claims enable you to recover compensation for the loss of your loved one’s care and companionship. If the deceased was your family’s breadwinner, you can also recover damages to cover your lost household income. Additionally, funeral expenses are recoverable.

To learn more about wrongful death construction accident claims, call our Atlanta work injury lawyers.

Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers Can Help You

At Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers, we’re recovered millions of dollars for construction accident victims. We’re glad to help you, as well. Just give us a call.

Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta construction accident lawyer.

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