Alpharetta Construction Accident Lawyers
Helping individuals injured at construction sites in and around Alpharetta, Georgia
Construction sites are, by nature, unstable and many types of accidents commonly occur on and around these sites. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction workers have the highest rate of accidents and injury of any industry in the United States. Moreover, accidents that occur on construction sites tend to result in very serious injuries that may be permanently disabling or even fatal.
Employers have duty to keep the workplace safe for workers. However, many construction site accidents are caused by negligent actions on the part of the company.
In many cases, had the company simply acted in a reasonable manner, the accident and resulting injuries could have been prevented. If you have suffered an injury in a construction site accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. A construction accident lawyer in Alpharetta, GA can help you receive the settlement you deserve.
The most common construction site accidents in Alpharetta, Georgia
OSHA refers to the most commonly occurring accidents as the construction industry’s “Big Four.” These four types of accidents are as follows:
• Falls—construction workers often complete tasks at great heights, whether they are on scaffolding, operating a crane, fixing a roof, or simply on a ladder. Falling from such heights can cause devastating spinal or brain injuries, shattered bones, and often death.
• Getting struck by an object—the construction workers who work high up may drop tools or other materials that may hit other workers on the ground. Additionally, workers may get struck by heavy equipment, materials swinging from a crane, and more.
• Getting trapped—the ground at construction sites is often unstable, and many construction workers have become trapped after a trench or hole collapses. Furthermore, they may get trapped between large pieces of building materials or equipment and a structure. Such accidents often cause significant internal damage or fatal suffocation.
• Electrocution—before a building or structure is completed, there are often many unfinished electrical systems and ungrounded wires around the site. Improper contact with such live wires may cause electrocution and result in serious burns.
Sadly, many of these accidents happen because a construction company took inadequate safety precautions, failed to properly train or warn the workers, or did not conduct appropriate inspections of the site. If you suffered injury because your company made a negligent mistake, that company should be held liable for its actions.
Contact an Alpharetta construction accident attorney for a free consultation
Following any type of construction accident, you likely face significant medical bills and other related expenses. Additionally, you likely lost wages if you missed work during your recovery.
You may even be permanently disabled and have lost your ability to work or enjoy everyday activities. An experienced construction accident attorney at the law office of Boling Rice LLC are here to help you get reimbursed for your financial losses and any pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the accident. Do not hesitate to call us today at (770) 355-0780 to schedule a free consultation.