Despite OSHA regulations and public awareness, construction remains one of the riskiest occupations in the country. Serious work injuries or fatalities occur in private industry construction every day. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a construction accident, contact Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC in Atlanta or Suwanee today to find out about your options for compensation.
OSHA reports that in the most recent year for which statistics are available, 971 (20.7%) out of 4,674 private industry worker fatalities occurred in construction. Construction worker fatalities accounted for one in five worker deaths. Excluding highway collisions, the leading causes of death in the construction industry were OSHA’s “Fatal Four”:
The caught in between category refers to construction workers killed when they were caught in or compressed by objects or equipment, or struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing equipment, material, or structures.
Accidents causing construction work injuries can occur in many different ways. Common causes include:
Construction companies and third parties on construction sites have a duty to their workers and to the public to comply with safety regulations to help keep work sites injury free. Handling of materials, equipment, and work is regulated by OSHA to minimize the risks of injury or death. If you are a construction worker, you are probably covered by workers’ compensation, but it may not fully compensate you for your losses. However, if a third party (other than your employer or a co-worker) contributed to your accident and injuries, you may be entitled to file a civil claim for compensation against that party. Potentially liable parties may include contractors, subcontractors, and manufacturers of equipment, machinery, and tools.
Construction accidents are complex cases involving OSHA regulations, complicated medical issues, and multiple potentially responsible parties. Our experienced Gwinnett County construction accident attorneys can investigate your accident to determine fault and liability, collect and preserve evidence, craft legal strategies to support your claim, negotiate skillfully with insurance companies, and fight for your rights in court, if necessary.
Serious construction accidents can be fatal or cause catastrophic work injuries with life-altering consequences for the victim. If you have been injured in a construction accident, call Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC at (770) 225-4710 or contact us online as soon as possible to get a dedicated legal advocate by your side. We serve Peachtree Corners, Duluth, Snellville and all major cities in Gwinnett County, GA.