Georgia Construction Accident Attorney
Construction work is one of the most dangerous and demanding occupations. Workers are injured on construction sites every day, with the United States Department of Labor reporting that one in five worker deaths occur in the construction industry. Unfortunately, construction companies often cut corners in an effort to save time and money. When this occurs, construction workers are at risk for serious injuries.
If you have been hurt on the job in a construction accident, it is important to speak with a qualified attorney immediately. The Gumprecht Law Firm is a Georgia personal injury firm that is well prepared to handle your case. We represent accident victims in all parts of North Georgia and throughout the state. When you work with our firm, we will fully investigate your accident to pinpoint all available legal avenues of recovery.
Injured? You May be Entitled to More than Just Workers’ Compensation
Many workers who are injured on the job make the mistake of believing that workers’ compensation is their sole source of financial recovery. Depending on the specific facts and circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to collect financial compensation far beyond what workers’ compensation insurance offers. For instance, if you were injured by another company’s equipment or negligent employees, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against that company, its insurance carrier and other responsible parties. In these types of situations, you could recover a substantial damage award in connection with your personal injury lawsuit while still collecting your workers’ compensation benefits.
The Gumprecht Law Firm understands that this may sound confusing and we are here to help. If you have been injured in a construction accident, we will carefully review your case and explain all of your legal rights. Should we determine that you might be eligible for workers’ compensation, we will help you locate a workers’ compensation attorney who will coordinate legal efforts with our firm. Because your rights to recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit are very different from the rights afforded under workers’ compensation laws, it is critical to speak with us immediately so that we can help you take the right steps to preserve all your legal remedies.
Types of Construction Accidents
Construction sites are filled with very dangerous equipment, machinery and materials. The individuals who work on these sites, along with innocent bystanders, are at risk for being injured in a wide range of accidents, including:
- Construction falls
- Burn injuries
- Falling object or debris
- Equipment and machinery accidents
- Scaffold accidents
- Trip and falls
Unfortunately, construction accident injuries are often severe. In addition to the extensive medical care and treatments, individuals who are injured on a construction site are often off the job for a very long time, and in some cases forever. Individuals and families can quickly end up in a situation where they are facing exorbitant medical bills with no money to cover the costs.
The Gumprecht Law Firm Can Help
If you have been injured on a construction site, you need to speak with a Georgia construction accident attorney immediately. The Gumprecht Law Firm offers free legal consultations, where you will speak directly with an attorney who will explain your legal rights and remedies. Call us today at 678-800-1050.