On-the-job injuries can occur in any
workplace, but there are some areas where accidents occur more frequently
than others. Construction accidents occur on an all-too-frequent basis due
to the dangerous conditions that are present on construction sites. Even
though safety has become a primary concern for construction workers and
many state and federal laws and regulations have been put in place to
prevent accidents from happening, accidents still happen because of the
nature of the work and the hazards that are faced by workers.
At the Barnett Law Firm in
Decatur, Georgia, workers’ compensation attorney Hank Barnett has been
helping injured workers obtain workers’ compensation benefits for more
than two decades. For construction workers, including general contractors
and subcontractors, construction accidents can cause serious injuries that
require expensive medical treatment and time away from work in order to
complete the recovery process. Obtaining compensation for injuries
suffered in those accidents is critical for workers and their families.
Applying for workers’ compensation in construction accident cases can be a
complex process, however, and having an experienced Atlanta, Georgia,
construction accident lawyer by your side is always a responsible choice.
In construction accidents, it is often
difficult to understand who is liable for the injuries. We will help you
understand who is responsible and how to pursue the medical care and
benefits that you need.
Construction Accidents and Common Job Site
There are many hazards and dangerous
conditions that exist on construction sites that may put workers at risk
for injury. Common construction site accidents include:
Fires and explosions
Exposure to harmful chemicals or substances
Falls from scaffolding
Falling debris or objects
Malfunctioning or defective equipment
Heavy machinery accidents
When workplace accidents occur in office
settings and in other similar areas of employment, the employees are often
able to return to work after they have fully recovered. Due to the
physical and demanding nature of the work, however, a large percentage of
construction accident victims are unable to return to working in
construction for the remainder of their lives.
This and other issues can make it difficult to
understand how much and what type of benefits you may be eligible for if
you have been injured in a construction accident.