Unfortunately, construction injuries are all too common. Recently, a bridge collapse at Florida International University caused six fatalities and made national news. These type of accidents occur on an annual basis. Construction site accidents can injure construction workers or innocent bystanders. If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, contact the Persons Firm for a risk-free initial consultation today.Construction Worker Injuries
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created certain regulations to reduce workplace hazards. Some of the requirements that employers must comply with include ensuring that employees have safe tools and equipment, providing safety training, and a workplace free from hazards. However, when an incident occurs, employees should report the incident and take steps necessary to obtain workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is offered to employees and provides medical care, wages for a temporary or permanent disability, and rehabilitation services. Our attorneys find that some employees are denied workers compensation for technical reasons. If this has happened to you or someone you know, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney to determine why a claim was denied and what may be done differently to get you or your loved one the relief you deserve.
Even if you are not an “employee” in the traditional sense, an employer may still be liable for your injuries if they were negligent in the organization or operation of the project. Liability does not end simply because you are acting as an independent contractor. Speak with an attorney today to determine your rights after an injury.Negligence at a Construction Site
If you are a passerby and are injured from work that is underway at a construction site, you may be entitled to relief. Construction sites must follow strict rules and regulations to ensure the safety of not only construction workers, but those who are in the nearby vicinity of a construction zone. Nonetheless, there are accidents every year that result from negligence. These accidents can be caused by something as minor as failing to secure the area with barriers or improper signage. In other case accidents are caused by scaffolding errors, falling materials, or an unexpected collapse that injures unsuspecting parties.
When these types of accidents occur, a thorough investigation is usually required to determine the exact cause of the incident. In many cases, supplementing an official investigation with your own private investigation will uncover many of the details needed to protect you or your loved one. Once an investigation is complete, an experienced attorney must help apply the law to the facts of your case to determine whether a violation of the required standard of care occurred.Contact Persons Firm for Construction Site Injuries
The Persons Firm is a personal injury law firm located in Marietta, Georgia. We are a highly experienced firm known for getting our clients maximum compensation for their injuries. If you or your loved one has been hurt by the negligence of another but are unsure of whether you have a claim, contact us today.