Colony Square Redevelopment Construction Site Accidents

Colony Square is getting close to completing its $400 million redevelopment project, which is set to wrap up by the spring of 2021. Originally opened in 1971, Colony Square was considered ahead of its time as Atlanta’s first “mixed use” office/retail development. But as time went on, it began to lose some of its appeal as it fell behind more modern retail trends.

Five years ago, the property, which is located at the corner of Peachtree and 14th St., was purchased by North American Properties. In 2017, work began on the multi-phase redevelopment project. The Colony Square makeover will include the addition of two new office buildings, new pedestrian paths, and an outdoor plaza that developers envision as a “living room” for Midtown Atlanta.

At over 10,000 square feet, the new outdoor green space can accommodate around 300 people with COVID-19 safety restrictions. When these restrictions are lifted, it will be able to accommodate about 1,000 people.

All in all, the new Colony Square will feature 940,000 square feet of office space, 160,000 square feet of restaurants, retail, and entertainment space, a luxury dine-in movie theater, 262 residences, and a 466-room hotel. Whole Foods will occupy a large chunk of the office space for its new regional headquarters, and Starbucks and Chick-fil-A will also be among its tenants.

Colony Square Construction Site Accident Dangers

The redevelopment of Colony Square is probably long overdue, and there is no doubt that the finished product will breathe a lot of new life into the Midtown Atlanta area. There will be some much-needed housing available, and the retail, entertainment, and office space will provide a lot of new jobs to those in the area. A lot of good construction jobs have also been made available as the phases of this project have been completed.

While all of these additions are great for the local economy, they do come with some inherent dangers. In particular, those who work on the construction of this project encounter a lot of hazards on the job every day. Workers in this industry put in long hours, and they are often under a lot of pressure to complete their tasks ahead of tight deadlines. And the pressure can become even more intense when rain and other inclement weather causes the schedule to be set back.

Construction workers face other hazardous conditions as well, such as working in high elevations and on tight and slippery surfaces. People in this industry also work frequently with heavy machinery, tools, and equipment, and when something goes wrong with any of these, it can result in serious injuries.

Construction companies and contractors are required to follow strict safety standards in order to protect their workers on the job site. However, according to OSHA, these standards are violated regularly by many in the industry. Some of the top OSHA violations that occur in construction include:

  • Fall Protection
  • Scaffolding
  • Ladder Safety Requirements
  • Machinery and Machine Guarding
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Control of Hazardous Substances

When safety standards are not adhered to, construction site accidents become a greater possibility. Some of these accidents cause minor injuries, but far too many of them are severe and even fatal.

OSHA has identified four hazards in particular that account for approximately 60% of all construction accident fatalities:

  • Falls: About 1/3 of all construction-related deaths happen because of slips, trips, and falls. Slips and falls are all too common because of loose wiring, debris, and other objects that workers trip over. Serious falls can also happen sometimes when workers are up on ladders, scaffolds, roofs, and other high surfaces.
  • Struck By/Struck Against Events: About one out of every 10 construction accident fatalities happen because a worker gets struck by a hard object or thrown up against a hard surface. This can happen because of building materials or other objects that fall from one floor to another strike a worker, for example.
  • Electrical Injuries: Electrocutions account for roughly 8% of all construction worker deaths. A construction project requires a lot of electrical wiring to go into the structure before the finishing work is done. But when loose wiring is left unsecured, a worker can come in contact with it and suffer an electrical injury.
  • Caught In-Between/Crush Injuries: Around 5% of construction fatalities are caused by caught in-between events where a worker can get trapped in a small area and crushed.

In addition to the fatal four, there are several other types of injuries that commonly happen on construction job sites, including:

  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Gas leaks, fires, and explosions
  • Tool and machinery accidents
  • Crane and hoist accidents
  • Elevator shaft accidents
  • Forklift accidents
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Motor vehicle accidents

Midtown Atlanta Construction Site Accident Claims

Injured construction workers usually look to their employer’s workers’ compensation policy for coverage to pay for their injury. This is a good place to start, but it is usually not the only legal avenue available when a worker gets hurt at a construction site.

It is important to understand that, while workers’ comp is a no-fault program, there are strict limitations on benefits. For example, this program will only pay for up to two thirds of lost earnings, and you may be required to go to certain healthcare providers in order to get your medical bills paid. On top of all this, there is no compensation available for the intangible losses a worker suffers, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Our attorneys look beyond workers’ comp to identify any outside parties that could be responsible for the construction site accident. For example, maybe the owner of the property failed to address all known hazards and take other reasonable measures to ensure that the area was safe to work in. Or maybe the injury was caused by a defective piece of machinery that malfunctioned while the worker was using it.

Every circumstance is unique, and a thorough investigation is needed to identify the cause of the accident and who was responsible. If it turns out that a party other than the employer can be held liable, then the construction worker can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. This allows them to recover damages for the physical and emotional pain-and-suffering they had to endure.

Injured in a Construction Accident in Fulton County? Contact Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. for Legal Help

If you or someone close to you got hurt in a construction accident anywhere in the Atlanta area, contact Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. for assistance. We will meet with you to go over your case and advise you of your legal rights and options. To get started, call our office today at 678-981-5370 or send us an online message to schedule your free consultation.

Winship Cancer Institute Construction Site Accidents

Late last year, Emory University broke ground on its new cancer research facility, the Winship Cancer Institute. This 17-story, 455,000 square-foot tower will be part of Emory’s campus, situated at 550 Peachtree St., just across from Linden Ave. in Midtown Atlanta. The project is being partially funded by a $200 million grant from the Robert F. Woodruff Foundation.

The Winship Cancer Institute, also known as Winship at Emory Midtown, seeks to deliver cancer care built around the patient’s needs and comfort in a way that aligns with the facility’s innovative research initiatives, all in one convenient location. Emory is known for excellence in scientific research, and its healthcare is ranked among the best in all of Georgia.

The new facility will focus on patients with specific types of cancer and will include specialized infusion facilities, clinical examination rooms, clinical research, and support and rehabilitation services. Construction of the Winship Cancer Institute is expected to be completed by August 2023.

Workplace Safety Concerns on Winship Cancer Institute Construction Site

Atlanta city leaders and many local residents are very enthused about the Winship at Emory Midtown. This facility will help save many lives and preserve the quality of life of countless cancer patients, and it will give Georgia residents and those throughout the southeast region a close destination for which to receive top-notch cancer treatment.

There is certainly a lot to be excited about with the coming of the new Winship Cancer Institute. But at the same time, there are some major safety concerns.

In September, 7 construction workers were injured when the parking garage that is being constructed along with the Winship at Emory Midtown collapsed twice within the span of two days. The collapse of the 3,000 space parking garage is still under investigation by OSHA, but one thing that is certain is that the structure is seriously compromised, and this incident could cause some significant delays with the project.

Although a lot of new construction jobs have been created in order to build the Winship at Emory Midtown, the recent parking garage collapse has raised serious concerns about the safety of the workers going forward. The construction company involved in the project has been fined for OSHA violations twice in the past five years, including one incident involving the death of a worker on the Northside Midtown Medical Building construction project in 2017.

OSHA Construction Site Accident Statistics

Construction is an industry in which there are numerous workers performing dangerous tasks in a fast-paced environment and often at higher elevations. With so much going on and so many moving parts, a lot can go wrong, and it is critically important for those in charge to follow OSHA regulations as well as best safety practices.

According to OSHA, approximately one out of every five worker fatalities that happen in the private sector are construction-related. Of those, nearly 60% result from one of what OSHA calls the “fatal four”:

  • Falls (33.5%)
  • Struck by Objects (11.1%)
  • Electrocutions (8.5%)
  • Caught In-Between Events (5.5%)

Although these events account for the majority of fatalities, there are several other hazards that frequently occur on construction sites, including:

  • Ladder and scaffolding accidents
  • Forklift accidents
  • Tool and machinery accidents
  • Crane and hoist accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Elevator shaft accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Transportation accidents

Liability for Midtown Atlanta Construction Site Accidents

Accidents that happen on construction sites often have multiple contributing factors. When an accident like this occurs, the first place the injured worker usually goes for compensation is their employer’s workers’ compensation policy. Workers’ comp is a no-fault system that is supposed to pay benefits to injured workers no matter who is at fault for the accident. That said, things do not always work out this way, and it is often more difficult to recover benefits than it should be.

Workers’ compensation provides benefits for necessary medical expenses, a percentage of lost earnings, and some benefits for permanent injuries. Workers’ comp does not cover noneconomic losses such as physical and emotional pain-and-suffering, and in exchange for being a no-fault system, employees are generally prohibited from filing a lawsuit directly against their employer.

If there is any potentially good news for injured construction workers, it is that a surprising number of construction site accidents are at least partially the fault of outside parties other than the employer. When a third party can be held responsible for a construction accident, it may be possible to file a personal injury claim to recover full damages.

There are several scenarios in which a third party could be liable for a Midtown Atlanta construction site accident, such as:

  • A subcontractor working on the job site whose carelessness causes an employee to get injured.
  • An architect or engineer whose faulty design results in a structural collapse (a possible cause in the Winship Cancer Institute parking garage collapse).
  • The driver of another vehicle collides with a construction worker while they are transporting materials to or from the job site.
  • A defective or dangerous product malfunctions and injures a worker.

Cases like these are extremely complicated, and it is very important to work with an attorney who has in-depth experience successfully pursuing construction site accident claims. A seasoned attorney will thoroughly understand the complexities of these types of cases and what factors to look for in order to ensure that all responsible parties are held fully accountable.

Injured in a Construction Site Accident in Midtown Atlanta? Contact Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. for Assistance

If you or someone close to you got hurt while working on the Winship Cancer Institute project or any other construction project in Fulton County, Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. is here to help. We have over four decades of experience standing up for working people, and we have a successful track record with even the most complex workplace injury cases.

We will provide a free consultation to thoroughly assess your case and explore all potential legal avenues toward recovering maximum compensation. And if we do end up representing you, you will not have to pay us attorney fees unless we win your case. To get started, message us online or call our Atlanta office today at 678-981-5370 to speak with a member of our legal team. We look forward to serving you!

1138 Peachtree Street Construction Site Accidents

For the past several years, developer Trillist has been trying to obtain approval for a 46-story mixed-use tower on their .65 acre site at 1138 Peachtree St. in Midtown Atlanta. The development was supposed to feature more than 200 hotel rooms, 300 apartments, and 50 condominium units, as well as 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and a 450 space parking deck.

Updated plans for the development were presented to the Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC) in January, and the DRC had several issues with the plan that they said needed to be modified. It is now rumored that Trillist is trying to sell the property to another developer. And although a prime piece of real estate like this should attract a lot of interest, there are concerns about parking constraints for those who would be working on a project of this magnitude.

If realized, the 46-story development at 1138 Peachtree St. would be the tallest tower built in Atlanta in more than a decade. But one uncertain aspect of the situation is that, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the general consensus has been that there is a growing shortage of high-end housing available in Midtown Atlanta. In the wake of everything that is happened, however, it is questionable whether or not there will still be a strong long-term demand for this type of housing.

In spite of this, it remains likely that a developer will come in and build something at the 1138 Peachtree St. property. Perhaps the concept will be altered somewhat, but it is still expected that we will soon see the beginning of a major construction project at this location.

Construction Site Accident Risks at 1138 Peachtree and other Midtown Atlanta Projects

Whatever type of development is ultimately approved for the 1138 Peachtree St. property, it will provide growth and vibrancy to this area, and hundreds of construction jobs and jobs in related industries will be required to bring this project to fruition. Developments like these benefit the local economy in a number of ways, but while under construction, there is an ongoing risk of serious workplace accidents.

Construction is among the most hazardous industries to work in. Most of the jobs require hard labor for long hours and often in hot and humid conditions. Workers perform their tasks in a fast-paced environment, and many of them work in high elevations and often on tight and slippery surfaces. With such conditions, it is extremely important for supervisors and others who are overseeing the project to follow OSHA standards and adhere to best safety practices.

Unfortunately, OSHA violations are commonplace in the construction industry. Some of the top violations that lead to workplace accidents include:

  • Fall Protection
  • Scaffolding General Safety Requirements
  • Ladder Safety Requirements
  • Machinery and Machine Guarding
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Control of Hazardous Substances

Out of all the workplace fatalities that occur in the private sector, about 20% of them happen in the construction industry. OSHA identifies four of the most common construction site accidents that can turn fatal, which they refer to as the “fatal four”:

  • Falls: Slips, trips and falls account for approximately one-third of all construction accident fatalities. Serious falls can happen after tripping over loose wires or straight tools, or uneven ground or holes that are not clearly marked. Falls from heights are another major hazard that can often happen when workers are on ladders, scaffolding, and roofs.
  • Struck by Objects: Slightly over 10% of all construction-related fatalities can be attributed to getting struck by a hard object or getting struck against a hard surface. On projects with multiple levels such as the one that will likely be constructed at 1138 Peachtree St., falling materials, tools, beams, and debris can strike workers below. Workers can also get struck by heavy machinery or struck against a wall or another hard surface.
  • Electrocutions: Around 8% of all construction-related fatalities happen because of electrical injuries. Major construction developments are a work in progress, and there is often exposed wiring, power lines, and unfinished electrical systems in the vicinity of workers. If a worker accidentally comes into contact with one of these, there is a high risk of electrocution.
  • Caught In-Between Events: A little over 5% of construction accident deaths occur as a result of workers getting trapped or caught in-between objects or materials. If a construction worker gets stuck in-between immovable objects, there is a major risk of crush injuries, which can cause amputations or in the worst cases, death.

These four types of accidents account for approximately 60% of all construction-related fatalities, and OSHA says that if these events could be eliminated, it would save the lives of nearly 600 construction workers every year.

Who is Responsible for a Midtown Atlanta Construction Site Accident?

Construction accidents are often the result of failure to follow proper safety procedures on the job site. And if a worker gets injured, they should be able to obtain benefits through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.

Unfortunately, workers’ comp benefits are only limited to economic losses such as necessary medical expenses and a percentage of lost earnings. They do nothing to compensate for intangibles such as the physical and emotional toll injuries like these take on workers and their families.

In general, an injured worker in Georgia is not allowed to sue an employer if the employer has workers’ compensation coverage. However, if a party other than the employer played a role in causing the accident, it may be possible to file a personal injury claim against that party. This would allow the worker to recover damages for losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life.

With so many things happening simultaneously on a construction site, a large percentage of construction accidents are caused by more than one factor. For example, electrocutions, which are among the four most common types of accidents listed earlier, frequently result from wiring that was left uncovered by a subcontractor. In a case like this, the worker may be able to file a personal injury claim against the subcontractor.

Another common circumstance is when a construction worker is transporting materials from an outside location to the jobsite when their vehicle is struck by another car. If the other driver is responsible for the accident, then the worker should be able to file an accident injury claim against the driver’s insurance company.

Every case is unique, and there are always several specific factors that must be looked at to determine what went wrong and who may have been responsible for the workplace accident. The important thing is not to assume that you are only limited to workers’ compensation benefits. As soon as someone gets injured in a construction site accident, they should speak with an experienced attorney to review their case and go over their legal options.

Injured in a Construction Accident in Atlanta? Contact Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. for Legal Help

If you or a loved one got injured in a construction accident in Midtown Atlanta or anywhere else in the area, Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. is ready to go to work for you. We have several decades of experience successfully handling workplace injury cases, and we can meet with you to provide a free assessment of your case. To get started, call our Atlanta office today at 678-981-5370 or message us online to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team.

Juniper Street Transformation Project Construction Accidents

The Midtown Alliance is set to begin construction soon on its most ambitious project yet, the Juniper Street transformation. Officially named the Juniper Complete Street Project, this development will span 12 blocks between 14th St. and Ponce De Leon. The goal of the project is to provide improved amenities for bikers and pedestrians and to help ensure that vehicle traffic moves through the area at a calmer and steadier pace.

The Juniper Street transformation project will include widening of the sidewalks, the planting of new street trees, scaled lighting for pedestrians and bikers, and a plentiful supply of trash/recycling receptacles. A separate bike lane will be created, which will be located adjacent to the western sidewalk. The bike lane will be about 6 to 7 feet wide and it will be protected by a raised barrier of about 11 feet.

Planning for the $8.7 million Juniper Complete Street Project began in 2010, and they are expected to receive final plan approvals by the end of this year or in early 2021. Construction is also expected to begin in early 2021, with an estimated duration of 18 to 24 months. The project should be completed sometime in 2023.

Juniper Complete Street Project Benefits and Hazards

The Juniper Street transformation project is more than a decade in the making, and it will provide much-needed congestion relief within the 12 blocks of Midtown Atlanta that it is redeveloping. Pedestrians will have more space with the wider sidewalks, and bikers will have their own protected lane in which to travel.

Navigating this stretch of Juniper Street will be far less stressful for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike. In addition, the project will include a network of stormwater planters that will localize rainwater management and reduce demand on the city’s infrastructure.

During the 1 ½ to 2 years in which the project will be under construction, there will be a need for countless workers as well as designers, site engineers, construction managers, and several other types of workers. This will provide hundreds or perhaps thousands of well-paying jobs, which will be a boost for the local Atlanta economy.

Construction projects such as the Juniper Street transformation provide numerous benefits, but there are some potential hazards as well. Construction is among the most dangerous industries, and those who are in charge of these types of projects must take all of the necessary steps to keep their workers safe.

Failure to follow OSHA standards and best safety practices can result in severe and catastrophic injuries, which may include:

  • Head and brain injuries: From falls or getting struck by or against a large object or surface.
  • Neck and back injuries: From falling or lifting and pulling heavy materials, machinery, and equipment.
  • Complex fractures: From falls, being struck by vehicles, and other hazardous events.
  • Amputations: Often resulting from crush injuries, equipment malfunctions, or lack of safety guards or protective equipment.
  • Hearing Loss: From noisy construction sites, especially road projects like the Juniper Street transformation.
  • Repetitive stress injuries: From continuously lifting or making other repetitive motions, which can be made worse when workers are asked to put in long hours in the Atlanta heat.

Liability for Midtown Atlanta Construction Accidents

When a worker gets hurt on a construction project, the first place they usually look for reimbursement is their employer’s workers’ compensation policy. While workers’ comp provides coverage for necessary medical bills, a percentage of lost wages, and a few other things, it does nothing to compensate the employee for intangible losses such as pain-and-suffering, mental anguish, psychological distress, and diminished quality of life. Reimbursement for these types of losses can only be recovered through a personal injury lawsuit.

Under most circumstances, an employee cannot sue a Georgia employer for a workplace injury if that employer has workers’ compensation insurance. However, there may be other avenues for an injured worker to recover the full and fair compensation they deserve.

As we touched on earlier, there are a lot of different parties involved in a typical construction project, and when a worker gets hurt, there are numerous potential factors that may have contributed to the accident.

For example, if someone loses a limb because of an equipment malfunction, they may be eligible to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer or distributor. Or if someone gets struck in the head by a hard object and it turns out to be the fault of a subcontractor that was working nearby the employee, they may be able to file an action directly against the third party.

Of particular concern with developments like the Juniper Complete Street Project is the ongoing vehicle traffic that construction workers need to work around. Some motorists drive too fast through construction zones, and many who are in a hurry get irritated at the slowdowns, which can turn into road rage along with various forms of aggressive or reckless driving.

These types of driving behaviors increase the likelihood of a construction worker getting hurt in an auto accident. When this occurs, they can file a personal injury claim against the driver that caused the crash.

Not every construction site accident case will result from the negligence of a third party, but a surprising number of them do. Since each case involves a unique set of circumstances, a thorough investigation is needed in order to get to the bottom of what happened and identify which party (or parties) may have been responsible. This should be done as early as possible after the accident while the events are fresh in everyone’s mind and it is easier to recover critical pieces of evidence.

The important thing for an injured worker is to get in touch with a firm that has in-depth experience with cases like these. Construction site accidents are far more complicated than the average personal injury case, and it is very important to work with attorneys who have a thorough understanding of this area of the law and what it takes to ensure that all responsible parties are held fully accountable.

Injured in a Midtown Atlanta Construction Accident? Contact Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. for Assistance

If you or someone close to you got injured on a construction job site in Fulton County, GA, Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. is here to help. We will provide a free consultation to look at your case and inform you of all of your legal rights and options, and if we do end up taking your case, we will not charge any attorney fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

To get started, message us online or call our Atlanta office today at 678-981-5370. We look forward to serving you!

The Ansley Construction Site Accidents

The proposed Ansley project in Midtown Atlanta is still in its early stages, but if the developer’s vision becomes reality, this condominium tower will provide more high-end living options for professionals and others who prefer an upscale urban lifestyle. Named for the Ansley Park neighborhood that sits adjacent to its site on Peachtree Street, this development will provide a “modern day classicist” feel as well as stunning views of the city skyline. The condo project would feature 80 luxury residential units, attractive amenities, and some ground-floor retail shops.

Developer Dewberry Group owns several acres along Peachtree Street in and around Midtown Atlanta, and if its Ansley project comes to fruition, it will be one of several new residential developments in the area. This will provide more housing to help meet the growing demand for those who work or go to school in the Midtown area, and it will provide a lot of construction worker jobs as the tower is being built.

Construction Site Accidents at the Ansley and other Midtown Developments

Midtown Atlanta currently has several ongoing construction projects, and this is a clear sign of the vibrance, energy, and rapid growth that is happening in this neighborhood. Our local economy will benefit greatly from all these developments, but there are some potential growing pains that it is important to be aware of along the way.

In particular, while the countless construction workers and workers from ancillary industries that will be needed to complete all these projects provides a lot of well-paying jobs, they are also in an industry that is among the most dangerous. There is a lot going on at a construction job site, and there are numerous workers performing various tasks simultaneously and in close proximity to each other. With so many moving parts, strict standards must be adhered to in order to keep workers safe.

According to OSHA, more than 20% of all worker fatalities in the private sector occur in construction. And nearly 60% of all on-site deaths in this industry happen because of one of four major hazards, referred to as the “fatal four”. These are:

  • Falls (33.5%)
  • Struck by Objects (11.1%)
  • Electrocutions (8.5%)
  • Caught In-Between Events (5.5%)

OSHA says that if just these four types of construction site accidents could be eliminated, it could save the lives of nearly 600 workers each year.

In addition to the fatal four, there are a number of other hazards that can cause serious and fatal injuries on construction sites, such as:

  • Fires and explosions (usually from gas leaks)
  • Tool and machinery accidents
  • Forklift accidents
  • Crane and hoist accidents
  • Ladder and scaffolding accidents
  • Elevator shaft accidents
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Transportation accidents

Who is At Fault for a Midtown Atlanta Construction Injury?

If a construction site accident were to occur at the Ansley development or any other Atlanta area project, it could result in serious and in the worst cases fatal injuries. Injuries like these are very hard on both victims and their families. Not only do they have mounting medical bills to deal with at a time when one of the primary breadwinners is out of work, but there is also the human cost of an injury like this.

An injured worker may have a long road to recovery, and along the way, there is untold amounts of pain-and-suffering, anxiety over the injury and uncertainty about the future, and the loss of the ability to be with coworkers on the job, and to participate in activities outside of work that they enjoy.

When an employee suffers a workplace injury, they are usually told that the way to be reimbursed is to apply for workers’ compensation benefits. And provided their employer has workers’ comp coverage, these benefits should be available to them – although it may not always be easy to navigate the complexities of the program.

That said, workers’ compensation benefits are limited only to coverage for necessary medical costs, a percentage of lost wages, and some other reimbursements. Unfortunately, the program does nothing to compensate an injured worker for the intangible costs we discussed earlier, and they are usually precluded from filing a lawsuit against their employer.

Although an injured worker may not be able to file a personal injury claim against their employer, there might be other legal options available to them, depending on the circumstances of the case. In a significant number of construction site accident cases, there are parties other than a worker’s employer who could be responsible for the accident.

As we talked about earlier, there are a lot of moving parts on construction job sites, and there is a massive amount of coordination required in order to smoothly complete the project. This involves numerous workers performing various tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. In addition, many of these tasks are performed at high elevations on unstable surfaces and often in enclosed areas.

If a party other than the worker’s employer were responsible for their injury, then the worker could file a personal injury lawsuit directly against the at-fault party. In such cases, they can sue for damages not only for direct monetary losses such as medical bills and lost wages, but also for noneconomic losses such as physical and emotional pain-and-suffering and diminished quality of life.

Some examples of third parties that could be held liable for a construction site accident include:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Iron and Steel Workers
  • Faulty or Dangerous Product Makers/Sellers
  • Vehicle Drivers (in the case of an off-site transportation accident)

Each construction site accident case is different, and there are always unique circumstances that must be looked at to determine if an outside party may have been at fault. Due to the complicated nature of these types of cases, it is extremely important to seek skilled legal counsel as early as possible, and to work with attorneys who have in-depth knowledge of this area of the law.

Injured in a Construction Site Accident in Fulton County, GA? Contact Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. for Legal Help

If you or a loved one suffered injury in a construction accident in Atlanta, Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. is ready to go to work for you. We will meet with you to thoroughly assess your case and advise you of your legal rights and options. And if we end up taking your case, you will not pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. For a free consultation with a member of our legal team, message us online or call our Atlanta office today at 678-981-5370. We look forward to serving you!