Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured or killed on the job. In 2009 alone, over 4,300 workers were killed in construction accidents. Construction work is particularly dangerous due to heavy machinery, cranes, and complex equipment. A construction accident can happen in an instant, and change your life forever.
You have the right to a safe workplace, but many construction accidents happen because of an employer’s negligence. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) passed a law to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires that employers provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. If your employer has failed to follow OSHA guideline, they must be held responsible for your injuries.
Among the most common types of construction accidents are:
- Dangerous or defective equipment accidents
- Crane accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Punch Press accidents
- Hazardous waste exposure
- Hearing loss
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a construction job site accident, The Marietta and Atlanta law offices of The Persons Firm, LLC can help. You have every right to seek damages, and our experienced construction accident attorneys will aggressively pursue the full extent of the compensation you deserve.
The Persons Firm understands the emotional trauma victims may experience after a construction accident. Not only are injured workers in physical pain, but there is also a fear of losing their job, and some may be hesitant to speak out about hazardous job sites. Our attorneys understand the often sensitive nature of construction litigation, and will fight to get your medical expenses paid, loss of income compensated, and we will help you get back on your feet again.
The Persons Firm represents construction accident clients on a contingent fee basis, which means the client pays nothing unless there is a recovery. To contact us regarding your construction accident case, you can call us for a free consultation at 770-424-5125, fill out our online form, or send us an e-mail.