The Moebes Law Atlanta construction accident lawyers are skilled workers’ compensation lawyers representing those injured in the construction industry. If you have been injured at your construction job, our lawyers can represent you in the claims process from start to finish.
Construction Accident Lawyers in Atlanta
We are construction accident lawyers serving workers in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Accident victims may have the right to receive workers’ compensation. Our lawyers ensure you receive the benefits you deserve, representing you in all aspects of the case.
Construction accidents often produce serious injuries. You need to know that you are getting the correct benefits in the right amounts. You need to do the right things to file your claim and make your case. We handle it all for you. We are experienced construction accident lawyers near you. Contact us today to begin.
Lawyers for Injured Construction Workers
The construction industry has some of the highest injury rates of any profession. Construction workers had the second-highest fatality rate of any industry in Georgia in 2019-2020. Within the industry, laborers have the highest fatality rates. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Fatal Occupational Injuries in Georgia, 2020).
Thousands of construction workers will suffer a workplace injury each year in Georgia. Many of these victims will miss work. They will need medical care. For some, their injuries will never fully heal. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in Georgia – 2019).
We know that the process of receiving compensation is daunting. Our lawyers can represent you. Let us worry about the legal side while you focus on your recovery.
Workers’ Compensation for Construction Injuries
If you are injured in a construction accident on the job, you have important rights. These rights include:
- Emergency medical care
- Paid medical care
- Physical therapy
- Replacement income if you miss more than seven days of work
- Permanent disability compensation if injuries do not fully heal
- Death and survivor benefits
- A hearing, if necessary, to receive your benefits
Compensation for construction injuries are paid regardless of employer fault. You do not have to prove how the accident occurred or that your employer is responsible for it. All you must show is that your injuries occurred on the job.
Common Causes of Construction Accident Injuries
Construction accident injuries are often called the fatal four. Four common types of construction injuries are:
Falls, slips, and trips happen in the construction industry for various reasons. They may occur from elevated surfaces or on the same level. A slip may even cause an injury without a complete fall.
A transient substance may be on the floor, causing a fall. The victim may be pushed by an object or even another worker. Flooring or a ladder may be uneven. Falls produce a variety of injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, paralysis, broken bones, and bruising.
Construction workers use heavy equipment in their work. Building materials are often heavy. Equipment may malfunction, or someone may make an operational error. Objects may fall from an elevated height and hit the worker. The worker may be pushed. Something they are standing on, like a ladder, may be struck, causing a chain reaction. Struck-by accidents may cause injury throughout the body.
The nature of construction work may lead to caught-in and caught-between accidents. Crushing injuries may occur. A person may become stuck between machines or tools. They may become stuck between two objects or between an object and the ground or a wall. Caught in accidents may cause crushing of internal organs. These injuries are often severe and can be fatal.
In addition to working with large equipment, construction workers often work with electrically charged materials. Electrical hazards are inherent in the work, but serious injury can occur. Overhead power lines, transformers, and electrical current may all be a source of danger. Electrocution may be fatal. It can also cause burns and brain damage. Victims may need significant rehabilitative care.
Experienced Legal Representation for Victims
At Moebes Law, we provide experienced legal representation for victims of construction accidents. We are experts in this niche, so you can rely on us to thoroughly investigate your case and pursue your rights.
Services we provide for construction accident victims in Atlanta include:
- Assistance with injury reporting and filing the claim
- Gathering evidence and speaking to witnesses
- Investigating the accident and how it produced your injuries
- Getting information from the employer, even if they are reluctant
- Helping you understand the benefits you deserve
- Evaluating to determine if you are receiving the correct payments
- Understanding how to maximize your compensation and what you need to do to receive and keep receiving your benefits
- Making an appropriate demand for a hearing
- Representing you at all hearings and court dates and presenting your case
- Filing an appeal, if necessary, and representing you at your appeal hearing
Our lawyers answer all your questions throughout the process. We invite you to see why we are AVVO Rated as a Top Attorney in workers’ compensation. Our representation is full-service, handling all the tasks and duties that need to be done. Count on us to pursue your case until you have justice.
Consultation With Our Lawyers for Construction Industry Workers’ Compensation
Begin your case with a consultation. We are the Moebes Law Atlanta construction accident lawyers. If you have been hurt in a construction accident or if you have tragically lost a loved one, we want to help. Time limits apply, so do not wait any longer.
Our experienced lawyers offer free initial consultations and complete representation. Rest assured that you are receiving the correct benefits when you work with Moebes Law. Call or message us to start your case today.