Construction sites are a leading cause of work-related injury accidents. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five worker fatalities last year was in the field of construction. The most serious injuries and fatalities were due to falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and being caught-in/between (caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects). Collectively, these causes are commonly known as “The Fatal Four”. OSHA reports that altogether, these Fatal Four were responsible for over half of worker fatalities on construction sites last year.
In addition to fatalities, construction site accidents often cause catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, nerve damage and amputations that can permanently alter the worker’s livelihood, day to day living and cause deep psychological and emotional trauma.
If you or a loved one is seriously injured as a result of an accident on a construction site, Bryan Baer and The Baer Law Firm is here to help you through this difficult time. Bryan Baer is a construction accident lawyer in Atlanta who has represented numerous individuals and families of individuals who have suffered terrible injuries on construction sites.
It takes considerable time and resources to handle a negligent construction case. Most large volume lawyers have caseloads that are too full hindering their time to properly prepare a complex construction case. Attorney Bryan Baer limits his case load so he can devote the time, energy and resources to pursue complex construction accident cases. He will act swiftly and diligently to determine the root cause of a construction accident by tracking down witnesses, obtaining plans, preserving evidence and retaining experts and investigators.
Workers Compensation is often available to assist with paying for medical treatment and a portion of lost wages, but there are limits to the compensation that is obtainable through the Workers Compensation system. Recovering damages for disfigurement, loss of use of the body or mind, and pain and suffering for example, requires proving a third party (i.e., someone other than your employer or an employee of your employer) was negligent in causing the accident. A few examples of third party negligence: an engineer may have been negligent in the design of a support beam which caused a collapse; a crane operator may have been negligent in operation so as to cause an object to strike a worker; a locator may have failed to properly locate electrical cables causing a worker to be electrocuted.
In most cases, your right to pursue compensation expires two years following the injury, but there are instances when it expires much sooner. For example, when filing a workers’ compensation case in Georgia, you must notify your supervisor regarding your injury within 30 days. Any later than that and you may lose the right to benefits. Having an attorney evaluate your case immediately following a construction site accident injury will ensure you do not lose out on any potential compensation to aid in your recovery. The Baer Law Firm will thoroughly review your case and advise you of all your options.
Attorney Bryan Baer and The Baer Law Firm are dedicated to finding the root cause of a construction accident, holding those who were negligent for their actions accountable and fighting to obtain the maximum recovery. Call 404-THEBAER (404-843-2237) or fill out our online contact form so we may discuss your case in a free consultation.