Can I Sue After my Atlanta Construction Site Accident?
Construction sites are full of hazards that are capable of causing serious bodily injury, both to those who work at them and passers-by. Between heavy machinery, open trenches, unfinished buildings, and hazardous chemicals, there are plenty of accidents waiting to happen. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks construction work as the one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, second only to truck driving. Whether you can sue after a construction site accident depends on a variety of factors, and the best way to determine whether you have a claim is discuss your case with one of the experienced attorneys of Boling Rice, LLC as soon as possible.
Generally speaking, construction site workers who are injured in a work related accident are compensated through the Georgia Worker’s Compensation Program. This program is a type of insurance that takes the place of an employee’s right to sue and employer for on-the-job injuries, and provides medical, income, and rehabilitation benefits. If, however, you are injured by a third-party while at work, you may be able to sue the third-party for damages.
Non-Construction Site Employees
If you are injured at a construction site and not an employee of the party responsible for the site, you will be able to sue if you are able to show that the party responsible or an employee negligently caused your injury. Some common examples of construction site accidents that are the result of negligence include:
- Falling objects
- Exposed wiring
- Chemical spills
- Vehicle accidents
- Collapsing structures
There are many other ways a construction site accident could happen because of negligence, and an experienced attorney will be able to help you determine whether you have a claim.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. The damages available in a construction site accident could include compensation for medical expenses, lost income, loss of future income, and pain and suffering, among others. The Atlanta personal injury lawyers of Boling Rice, LLC are dedicated to helping the victims of negligence recover for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 887-3162 or fill out the contact form available above.