Industrial construction sites are some of the most dangerous working environments, places where people are severely injured and killed. In 2011, out of 4,114 fatalities in the private industry workplace, 721 occurred in construction sites. With approximately 17.5% of all private industry workplace deaths happening in construction zones, it becomes quite clear that construction site accidents pose a substantial risk for catastrophic consequences. These environments are incredibly dangerous when you consider that construction workers are often working at great heights without the usual walls, floors and railings that are intended to protect regular building occupants. Specifically, 251 out of the 721 total deaths in construction sites were the result of a deadly fall. In addition to the above-mentioned fatalities of construction site workers, thousands of construction workers are severely injured every year.
Construction zones are not just a threat to their workers and contractors; construction zones also pose a sizable threat to pedestrians walking nearby if the site is not properly secured. The construction accident injury attorneys at The Angell Law Firm are ready to help you or your loved ones if someone is wrongfully injured while working on a construction site or is merely passing by as a pedestrian. We will combine our extensive personal injury trial experience with our comprehensive knowledge of state and federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Agency) regulations to ensure that our clients receive the maximum amount available under law and specific nature of the case. Especially given that most construction accidents are quite severe, it is very important that you have an attorney working for you who knows how to properly pursue every legal course of action to help compensate you for a tremendous amount of pain and suffering and, likely, a very large medical expense.
Construction site injuries include, among others, electric shock injury, back injuries, broken bones, deep lacerations, spinal injury, paralysis, brain injury, burning, severe contusions, and wrongful death. One of the key factors in determining whether liability in a construction accident is determining what duty the company in charge of the construction site owed to the injured person and the extent to which that company breached that duty. While an experienced construction accident injury attorney can analyze the accident and whether the correct precautions were taken from the standpoint of an objective reasonableness test, the Occupational Safety and Health Agency has issued many guides and regulations that help to determine the scope of proper precautions. The construction accident attorneys here at The Angell Law Firm are extremely adept at sifting through these laws and regulations to optimize the value of your case.
Some of the construction site accidents include: scaffolding accidents, falling debris, exposure to electricity, mishandling of a large piece of machinery (e.g., a crane or bulldozer), welding accidents, explosions, defective products, ladder accidents, getting stuck between objects, falling into holes in ground or floor, exposure to toxic chemicals, among many others.
With our law offices located conveniently in the middle of Atlanta, the construction accident lawyers at The Angell Law Firm are prepared to help you and your family seek legal judgment and prevail due to a construction accident. Because many construction accidents involve workers’ compensation issues in addition to pursuing a traditional civil lawsuit, our attorneys are experienced in both legal avenues and we can help maximize the value of your case. Call the construction accident attorneys today at The Angell Law Firm for a free consultation at (770) 217-4954.