Thousands of people are injured or killed on construction sites every year. Construction sites are widely known as extremely risky and hazardous areas, which is why only trained employees are permitted to enter these spaces. Predictably, however, construction accidents are not limited to employees and many pedestrians are catastrophically injured as a result. If you are a pedestrian who was injured in a construction work zone, you are likely concerned about getting the proper compensation for what you have endured. Certainly, employers are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of their employees, but what about the safety and wellbeing of the general public?
Who is Liable For My Injuries?
Construction zone manufacturers, owners, contractors, and workers have the responsibility of making their work zones as safe as possible not only for those directly on-site but also for nearby pedestrians. However, recklessness or negligence may result in dangerous safety oversights. Poorly designed equipment, improper inspections, sloppy workmanship, and a lack of upholding safety codes are all potential points of liability in case of an accident.
Potential Catastrophic Injuries
It only takes an instant for an accident to change your life. The following are the most common construction accident injuries:
- Electrical exposure or electrocution
- Slip and falls
- Being caught or crushed in between objects
- Being struck by a falling object
Injured On a Construction Site? Our Atlanta Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Can Help
Pratt Clay, LLC is comprised of Atlanta catastrophic injury attorneys who are committed to delivering you the optimal results possible, no matter how impossible or complex your situation may seem. Our legal team will handle the complications of your case while you focus on healing, picking up the pieces of your life, and moving forward.