Helping Workers Injured In Construction Accidents
Foremen, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, safety consultants, and other individuals may each possess a certain level of duty in the enforcement of proper safety practices on the job site. Maintaining a safe work environment and ensuring that all persons present at the construction site follow proper safety precautions can be a difficult task.
Since the firm’s establishment in 1997, the law firm of Mitchell & Shapiro has provided aggressive, personalized legal services to injured workers throughout the Metro Atlanta area.
Construction site injury lawyer Richard C. Mitchell understands the many hazards construction workers face day-to-day. Having recovered millions of dollars in personal injury and wrongful death verdicts and settlements for Georgia victims statewide, we protect the rights of construction accident victims. Our lawyers handle complex construction site injury claims involving traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injury, and amputation. To discuss your potential construction accident claim, contact personal injury lawyer Richard C. Mitchell today.
What Is A Third-Party Negligence Claim?
- In a typical workers’ compensation case, there are usually two main parties – the injured worker and the employer who is bound by Georgia state labor laws to compensate the injured employee. Sometimes, however, there is a third party – either a person or legal entity – who is partially responsible for the construction accident and therefore liable for the injuries that the worker suffered as a result.
- Unlike with the injured worker’s employer, there are no laws in place that limit the damages owed by a third party who contributed to the injury-producing accident. Third-party negligence cases are most commonly seen when the work-related injury occurred at a construction site because so many people – foremen, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, safety consultants, property owners, heavy machinery maintenance companies, and others – have a potential partial duty to construction workers for their safety.
Why Do I Need A Construction Accident Lawyer?
Filing a work-related injury claim in Georgia is often a complex, stressful process. There is a high probability that the first settlement offer will be less than the claim is worth. Our lawyers know what your injuries are worth; we will fight for fair compensation. Maximizing the value of your construction accident claim often requires the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.
If a third party, such as a manufacturer or a subcontractor, was fully or partially responsible for the construction accident, then you may be able to seek additional legal damages in a third party case. Successfully litigating a third-party negligence case involves a thorough knowledge of state and federal labor laws, as well as a business and personal injury law background – knowledge that usually only a qualified attorney possesses.
Contact Our Atlanta, Georgia, Construction Site Injury Attorneys
If you require the assistance of an experienced Atlanta construction accident and construction site injury lawyers, contact Mitchell & Shapiro. Our attorneys can advise you on the best course of action for you and your family. We can help you maximize the return on your claim; schedule a free consultation today.