Construction and Workplace Accidents
Augusta, Georgia, Construction Accidents Attorneys
Under federal requirements administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction companies and subcontractors are required to comply with certain safety regulations. Failure to comply means construction companies can be held liable for any injuries or fatalities that occur as a result.
At Shepard, Plunkett & Hamilton, LLP, our attorneys work with accident investigators, safety consultants, and OSHA experts in determining the cause of a construction accident.
When third parties are involved, we pursue financial damages against them as well in addition to whatever workers’ compensation benefits our client might be eligible to receive through his or her employer.
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, it’s important to work with experienced personal injury lawyers who know how to investigate the scene of an accident, gather testimony, and hold negligent employers or subcontractors financially responsible.
To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact a construction accident attorney at Shepard, Plunkett & Hamilton, LLP today.
Construction Site Accidents, OSHA Violations, and Heavy Machinery
Shepard, Plunkett & Hamilton, LLP represents construction workers injured in the workplace in accidents involving:
- Collapsed scaffolding
- OSHA violations
- Back hoe accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Snapped cables
Third-Party Liability and Subcontractors
If you are injured on the job due to negligence on the part of a subcontractor, you may want to consider suing them for damages in addition to whatever workers’ compensation you are eligible to receive from your employer.
Depending on the nature of your injuries, your workers’ compensation may not be enough to cover all of your lost wages, rehabilitation costs, medical expenses, or pain and suffering.
Working with medical economists, our attorneys can accurately quantify the total financial impact of an injury and demand compensation proportional to your actual losses.
Recovering Your Losses After a Construction Accident
Evidence can disappear and memories can fade if an attempt to recover both isn’t undertaken soon after an accident. If you’ve been injured due to negligence on the part of your employer or a subcontractor, contact the attorneys at Shepard, Plunkett & Hamilton, LLP today.