You rely upon the durability and effectiveness of your equipment to keep you safe at the worksite. However, even the best-made equipment is useless if not properly installed and operated. Also, equipment wears out over time – especially under the intense conditions of a typical construction site. These factors can lead to catastrophic equipment failure and result in serious or fatal injuries. If you were hurt or lost a loved one due to defective safety equipment, we can help you recover damages.
The Gumprecht Law Firm reviews the responsibilities and actions of the companies involved in the construction project to determine who may be liable for your injuries. We hold each company to its duty of ensuring their equipment is safe and effective in protecting all workers at the site, pursing compensation if their negligence contributed to the accident.
Our firm has been recognized as a Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite and a National Trial Lawyers Top 100. We focus on results, earning us a lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Gumprecht Law Firm is known for our tenacious pursuit of justice. We consider every avenue for recovery to reach the maximum possible damages in your case.
Do not delay in seeking justice. The negligent company may destroy evidence unless it has a court order preventing it from doing so. Also, do not speak to the company’s representatives or attorneys, who can use your words against you in the civil court. Protect your rights and consult with a Georgia construction accident attorney at our firm today.
Your Right to Sue After Suffering Injuries Due to Equipment Failure
Workers’ compensation offers an immediate form of relief after a construction accident. You are entitled to medical benefits and a portion of your lost wages while you recover from your injuries. Most importantly, you can get the medical care you need right away instead of waiting for the conclusion of a long trial or settlement negotiations.
However, workers’ compensation will not fully compensate you for extensive damages resulting from equipment failure. Under Georgia workers’ compensation laws, you are barred from suing your employer – even if they were negligent. However, the law does not prohibit you from suing another company that may also be responsible for your injuries.
A construction project typically involves numerous contractors, subcontractors and equipment vendors that work on individual aspects of the project. We investigate which companies were involved in supplying, installing, maintaining and operating the equipment that caused your injuries to determine whether a mistake was made in the process.
For example, if you suffered a severe fall because guardrails that were incorrectly installed gave way, you would likely have a cause of action against the installation company. Similarly, a company may have provided its crew with worn out soldering equipment that arced and severely burned you. If you did not have an employment relationship with the electricians using the equipment, you might have a valid liability claim.
Call a Georgia Construction Accident Attorney to Learn About Your Rights After a Defective Safety Equipment Injury
You may have a valid claim against a company if their negligence contributed to your equipment–related injuries. Schedule a free consultation with a Georgia construction accident attorney by calling 678-800-1050. The Gumprecht Law Firm is accessible 24/7 to help you and offers a contingency fee policy, which means you pay lawyers’ fees only after you recover damages.