Atlanta Construction Accident Attorneys
Helping Victims of Serious Workplace Injuries & Their Families
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry, construction workers tend to suffer the most frequent and catastrophic on-the-job injuries. Like nearly all Georgia workers, construction workers are typically covered by workers’ compensation in the event of a workplace injury. However, these types of cases often involve unique concerns due to the seriousness of construction accidents.
If you were injured or your loved one was killed on a construction work or while conducting duties within the scope of employment in the construction industry, Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin, LLC can help. Our Atlanta construction accident attorneys understand what you are going through. We are prepared to put our 80+ years of combined legal experience to work for you.
Common Construction Accidents & Injuries
As previously mentioned, the construction industry is inherently more risky for workers. This is due in large part to the nature of construction sites and the duties required of construction workers.
Some common examples of construction accident and injuries include:
- Falls from unsafe scaffolding
- Accidental amputation caused by defective machinery
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Being hit by falling objects
- Hearing damage/loss from use of noisy equipment
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Injuries caused by defective/dangerous tools
- Getting caught between materials, machinery, objects, etc.
- Repetitive motion injuries and overexertion
- Trench collapses
- Explosions and fires
While it is not necessary to prove negligence in order to recover workers’ compensation, you may wish to pursue a third-party claim if your injuries are not covered and/or if workers’ compensation benefits are not sufficient. If this is the case, you will need to show that a third party acted negligently and that this negligence led to your injuries. An example of this would be an electrical contractor who did not take proper safety precautions when wiring new construction, leading to electrocution. Lack of proper training, insufficient supervision, and defective manufacturing can all lead to third-party work injury claims, as well.
Call Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin, LLC
Attempting to move forward from a devastating construction accident can be difficult. You may find yourself facing mounting medical bills on top of being out of work. This can place an immense financial burden on yourself and your family when you should be focusing on healing as much as you can.
At Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin, LLC, our Atlanta construction accident attorneys understand the unique challenges you are facing. We provide compassionate, personalized legal guidance and aggressive advocacy—both in and out of the courtroom.