At Nicholson, Silverbach, & Watson, we understand the dangers of the construction industry. We have spent nearly 30 years advocating for individuals injured in construction site accidents, including engineers, electricians, carpenters, ironworkers, plumbers, cement masons and other tradespersons, as they file injury claims for compensation across northern Georgia.
Trying to Stay Safe in a Dangerous Industry
Working in construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), construction work includes activities and conditions that are by their very nature dangerous — such as creating excavations, working at heights and being exposed to extreme noise, dust, power tools, heavy machinery and electricity. It should come as no surprise that, although only about 8 percent of workers in the United States are employed in the construction industry, the industry accounts for 22 percent of the fatal accidents at work in the country.
Construction injuries can result from a wide range of circumstances. Some of the most common types of accidents include the following:
- Falls from heights
- Trench collapses
- Scaffold collapses
- Lifting injury cases
- Crane and other heavy equipment failures
- Compressed gas explosions
- Inhalation of dangerous substances
Why File Personal Injury Claims For a Construction Accident?
While it is true that workers' compensation policies cover most construction site injuries, sometimes these benefits do not adequately compensate for the real costs of an injury. For example, emotional damages, such as pain and suffering, are not covered by workers' compensation.
If you or your loved one has been injured due to gross negligence at a construction site, it is crucial to consult a personal injury lawyer who can determine if there is a claim for further coverage and ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation possible.
Begin Your Recovery Today
Contact our attorneys to discover how a personal injury claim can aid your recovery from a construction accident. Call our Kennesaw at 770-635-0334 or use our online form.