Trusted Work Injury Attorneys for Cherokee County Since 1990
The workplace can be extremely dangerous—especially when it is a construction site. Of the workers killed on the job in a recent year, 17% of fatalities occurred in a construction zone per the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Some of the leading causes of injuries and deaths on the job include:
- Machinery failure / malfunction
- Falling materials or equipment
- Caught between two objects
- Slip and falls
- Vehicle collisions
If you or a loved one was injured while working on a construction site, you need trusted counsel during this time. In many cases, workers’ compensation alone is not enough to cover the serious damages involved in such an accident. Let our Woodstock personal injury law firm help you pursue just compensation!
Reach out to our Woodstock construction accident attorneys
now at (678) 445-7423.
Pursuing Third Party Claims in Construction Accidents
When you are injured as an employee, you have certain rights under workers’ compensation laws. You will have a certain amount of your medical bills and lost wages covered; however, construction accidents can often result in extensive damages. This can often leave a worker paralyzed, debilitated, or unable to return to work. With lifelong injuries, workers’ compensation simply isn’t enough to cover catastrophic accident claims. While you cannot pursue an injury claim against your employer, you may be able to pursue one against a third party.
- A third party may be any of the following:
- Manufacturer of defective machinery or tools
- An outside contractor who was negligent in some way
- A driver who caused a collision with you on the job
- A subcontractor who failed to clear hazards
- Any other party outside of your employer
A third party does not have to be solely responsible for your injuries. There may be some overlap between the employer’s responsibility for the accident and a third party’s responsibility. You can file a claim for workers’ compensation and a third party claim at the same time, though your employer’s insurance company has the right to recover any money paid out to you in workers’ comp benefits if you were to recover in a third party claim. If you have additional questions, our construction accident lawyers can provide the answers.
Call (678) 445-7423 to get compassionate counsel from Amanda Hall Injury Law LLP today. Serving workers in Canton and all of Cherokee County.
Note: All cases involving work injuries, worker’s comp, construction injuries, or medical malpractice will be referred to outside attorneys who focus in these areas.