Construction accidents can be devastating. They can cause physical injury or even death, leading to lost wages, a significantly reduced standard of living, grieving family members and emotional trauma. If you or someone you love has been in a construction accident, there’s no reason to wait to talk to an attorney. Learn more about your options and what you can do about this tragic event today.
Types of Construction Accident
There are many types of construction accidents. Some of the most commonly encountered include:
- Falls from scaffolding, partially finished buildings, cranes or other significant heights, or through unfinished doors or windows, which can result in injury or death and account for a large percentage of construction accidents
- Debris falling from the same heights and striking a worker on the head, which can cause serious injury even through a hardhat
- Slips and falls from tools lying on the ground, spills on slippery surfaces or other hazards underneath the feet
- Fires or explosions, which can occur due to unfinished utilities, gasses, electrical wires or outlets, or a range of other circumstances
- Getting smashed or jammed between two large objects, such as heavy machinery, construction materials, the ground, tools or other large, blunt objects that can trap and crush a person
- Electrocution from exposed wiring, outlets, power lines, unfinished electrical systems, fuse boxes or other areas
- Vehicle accident, with the worker either in the vehicle or outside of it, and struck by another vehicle
- Simple strain from overexertion, often resulting from long hours on the job, severe heat or cold, or other environmental factors
- Trench collapses, which are often the result of necessary trenches falling inward, trapping workers, spilling tools or supplies on their heads, burying them in dirt or tipping heavy machinery onto them
If any of these situations rings a bell with you, you might be eligible for compensation from your construction accident, or an accident experienced by a loved one.
Get Legal Help with a Construction Accident
Because the causes of construction accidents are so varied, it can sometimes be hard to tell if you have a claim to compensation, which is where an attorney comes in. Experienced construction accident attorneys can help you determine if you are eligible and can make the best plan for receiving compensation. If you’re looking for someone to help you make a cause for injury or death that occurred during a construction job, don’t look any further.
Here at Williams and Williams Law Firm, LLC, we specialize in helping our clients deal with the sometimes devastation results of construction accidents. If you would like to get in touch with us, please call (770) 823-2711 or contact us through our website. We would be happy to listen to your case, fill you in on your options and make the best possible plan for moving forward.