While Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations are put in place to protect workers, the reality is that accidents at construction sites still happen, and unfortunately, on a fairly regular basis. Workers' Compensation is available to help workers financially who have been injured on the job. Unfortunately, this compensation is not always adequate to cover all expenses related to a construction site injury.
Workers' Compensation laws prevent workers from suing their employers, so it may appear a worker has no other recourse from a work injury. However, there are other parties who may be responsible for a construction site injury. These parties can sometimes be held liable in what is referred to as a third-party claim.
Third parties potentially liable for damages after a work injury include:
- property owners;
- product manufacturers; and
- professional installers.
Defective equipment, improper installation or hazardous conditions on someone else's property could all play a role in your work injury. This could lead to others being held liable for damages and result in further compensation.
A Workers' Compensation attorney in Georgia can investigate your construction site injury to determine if a third party may be at fault or share part of the liability. A Workers' Compensation attorney in Georgia will collect evidence, speak with the insurance companies and advocate for your rights to fair compensation.
Contacting a Workers' Compensation Attorney in Georgia
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a work-related accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the appropriate compensation to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your work injury case - 404-842-7838.