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Construction sites are some of the most precarious places to be in, full of heavyweight machines and specialized tools that can do serious damage if mismanaged. Whether you are a civilian who has been injured passing by a construction site or a construction worker injured on the job, you can file a claim for damages to compensate for your injuries. Davis Injury Firm has been advocating for thousands of injured victims over the course of 18 years, and we are more than prepared to fight for you, too.
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What Constitutes a Construction Site Accident?
Both construction workers and passersby who live near construction zones may be injured by debris or other dangerous conditions arising from the site.
Some common examples of construction site accidents include:
- excavation collapses on roads or sidewalks;
- slips and falls on construction materials, scaffolding, slippery floors;
- machinery or equipment failures or malfunctions (e.g., forklift accidents);
- temporary structure failures, such as fences made of defective parts;
- tools, equipment, and building materials falling from overhead, such as while a worker is operating on a scaffolding with pedestrians below;
- reckless drivers in road construction zones.
The nature of the accident will determine the party at fault for the accident. For instance, if the construction site accident is due to an equipment failure with defective parts, the manufacturer of the tool may be liable. If the accident involves a driver not exercising caution and reasonable safety while passing through a construction zone and consequently injuring a worker, the driver may be at fault.
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There are several ways an injured individual can claim damages for an accident, depending on their status and role in the accident. If the injured person is a construction worker who was injured on the job, they may want to claim workers’ compensation with benefits like permanent disability and lost wages. If they seek to take legal action against a third party, such as a negligent driver or the company that provided the faulty equipment, they can file a lawsuit showing that the third party acted negligently, causing their injury.
Specific types of civil claims an injured plaintiff may make include premises liability claims and product liability claims. A premises liability claim involves a negligent property owner who did not take the necessary precautions to keep their premises safe for use (if they had knowledge or should’ve had knowledge that there was a safety hazard). A product liability claim is when an equipment manufacturer breaches their duty to ensure their products have the appropriate safety measures to protect against injuries.
In any case, whether you seek to pursue a workers’ compensation claim in a construction site accident or file a personal injury lawsuit for damages, Davis Injury Firm can help. Note that the statute of limitations for filing a workers’ compensation claim is 1 year from the date of the accident. Other personal injury lawsuits have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the date of the accident.
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Having represented thousands of individuals throughout Georgia for over 18 years, Betty Nguyen Davis has the skillset and experience to handle all types of personal injury cases no matter how complex they are. Just as important, she possesses the emotional intelligence required for walking clients through what sometimes can be a difficult legal process.Get the Help You Needed Today