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Construction Accident Attorney in Albany, GA

Securing Workers' Compensation for the Builders of Our Community

With the nature of heavy machinery and unfinished structures, construction sites are known for their ability to cause harm to anyone on site, and sometimes those injuries can be extremely serious. Construction workers need to know they are safe when they are at work, and when there are unsafe workplace environments, it is important that people be held accountable. At the Law Offices of William F. Underwood, III, P.C., we have represented many workers in Albany, GA with workers’ compensation cases to help them restore their lives following an injury.

If you have been injured in a construction site injury in Albany, GA, talk to the construction injury lawyer at the Law Offices of William F. Underwood, III, P.C. by dialing (229) 999-4476.

Construction Site Accident Examples

Construction workers in Albany, GA know how dangerous these worksites can be. Even with the all the appropriate safety equipment in place, accidents can still happen.

There are many ways accidents occur on a construction site, such as:

  • Open manholes or trenches
  • Fires or other burns
  • Mechanical failure of safety equipment
  • Messy work area
  • Electrocution from wires or ungrounded appliances

Construction Injury Statistics

In construction the most common types of injuries are referred to as the "Fatal Four" (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

Statistically, these are the types of injuries that occur most frequently on construction sites:

  • Falls - These types of injuries accounted for 33.5% of construction deaths in 2018
  • Being hit by an object - These types of injuries were responsible for 11% of deaths in 2018 construction accidents
  • Electrocution - Electrocution accidents resulted in 8.5% of construction accident deaths in 2018
  • Being caught or trapped in equipment, objects, etc. - These types of injuries accounted for 5.5% of construction accident deaths in the same year

What to Do After an Accident

After a workplace accident occurs, the injured person has 30 days to file a claim. Once this window closes, they may not be eligible for compensation anymore. The injured person must also seek immediate medical attention to be able to later prove the nature and cause of the accident. As these matters can be complicated, hiring the services of an experienced Albany, GA construction injury attorney can help with knowing what to do next in the construction workers' comp process.

Learn more about the available legal options following a construction accident. Call our construction accident lawyers in Albany, GA at (229) 999-4476 today for guidance through the construction workers' comp insurance process.

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