Injured by Equipment at a Construction Site?
Construction workers often work in close proximity to heavy equipment such as cranes, front-end loaders, backhoes and trucks. Accidents can result in devastating injuries or death.
For more than 70 years, the attorneys of Garland, Samuel & Loeb in Atlanta have represented injured construction workers and their families throughout Georgia. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. If you have been injured in an accident involving construction equipment, call 404-975-0459 for a free initial consultation.
When Workers' Compensation Is Not Enough
Construction companies often steer injured employees to workers' compensation, which provides medical care and disability income. Unfortunately, if you have suffered a life-changing injury, workers' compensation will not be enough to compensate you for everything you have lost. For example, workers' compensation does not provide full wage replacement and offers no money at all for pain and suffering.
If the accident was caused by negligence, you may be able to obtain additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the party who injured you. While employers are generally protected against lawsuits from injured employees, they may not be protected in cases of extreme negligence. In addition, contractors who work for different employers, site owners and other third parties may be sued if they are responsible for your injury.
Examples of negligence that may lead to a personal injury claim include:
- Unsafe operation of equipment
- Accidents caused by inadequate training
- Accidents caused by unsafe property conditions
- Accidents caused by defective equipment
During your free initial consultation, our lawyers will evaluate your case and determine all sources of compensation available to you.
Contact Our Heavy Equipment Accident Attorneys
For more information, contact our Atlanta construction accident lawyers. We charge no fees unless we obtain compensation for you.