Construction can be a very rewarding and lucrative career, but it can also be very dangerous. Injuries are common, and deaths do occur from construction accidents. In these cases, it’s important to have a construction site accident attorney or a wrongful death attorney that you can trust. The experts at Hawk Law Group are ready to fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve.
Worker’s compensation is often awarded in cases of accidents that cause serious injuries, but that might not cover all expenses, and some companies make it difficult to collect the money you deserve. You may be able to file a personal injury claim, and the responsible party can be held liable for damages, including medical bills, loss of wages and pain and suffering.
There are many ways that someone may be injured on a construction site, including through the use of defective equipment or tools, falls, being struck by an object, electrocution and being caught between objects. When the injury is a result of faulty equipment, the personal injury claim may be filed against the manufacturer, and you may also be able to recover damages from the owner of the site and the general contractor. General contractors have a legal obligation to ensure a construction site is safe, and they have a responsibility to warn workers of hazards.
Other parties who might be held liable for damages include:
- the site owner, who has control over the premises and therefore a responsibility to ensure that it is safe
- design professionals such as engineers and architects, who have a responsibility to ensure that their plans are safe and not defective; sub-contractors brought on by the general contractor
- insurance companies and
- people who manage workers.
All of these parties owe the workers that they represent and manage the right to life and health. When they overlook safety concerns and regulations, then it is the workers who are put in danger on the front line.
As a worker, you need a lawyer to represent you if you’ve been injured in a construction accident. At Hawk Law Group, we have construction site accident lawyers and wrongful death lawyers who can help you and your family get the compensation you deserve. You can talk to us at the Hawk Law Group for free by calling 706-444-4444. We want to help. We are working remotely and in person but are always available.
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