Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work. Every year, approximately one out of 10 construction workers will suffer injuries (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). Many of these are catastrophic injuries. If you or a family member is one of the injured workers, contact the Atlanta, Georgia, Workers' Compensation attorneys of Long & Holder for a free consultation.
The construction accident lawyers at our firm have been focused on helping clients recover Workers' Compensation benefits for 29 years. They understand what it takes to recover the full benefits our clients are entitled to receive.
Workman's comp cases for construction accidents are complicated because the immediate employer does not always carry the necessary insurance. For instance, a subcontractor may not carry Workers' Compensation insurance because it employs fewer than three people or because the insurance is expensive. As such, if a worker is injured, he or she cannot recover Workers' Compensation benefits from the subcontractor.
If this describes your situation, you are not out of luck. Georgia has a statutory employer law just for situations like these. This law essentially states that if a subcontractor has three or more employees but does not carry Workers' Compensation insurance, the injured employee may be able to obtain benefits from the general contractor.
Our attorneys have the experience to prove that your injury is directly related to your construction accident. We will fight to make sure that you receive the necessary benefits for your catastrophic job injury.
Our record for Workers' Compensation construction accident claims includes significant financial recovery for cases related to:
- Falls from ladders and scaffolding
- Trench collapses
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Fractures from falling materials, equipment and building products
- Electrical shock and burns
For specific financial recovery for a partial list of our construction accident cases, please visit our Case Results page.
Contact Long & Holder Today
Contact our law firm today if you or a loved one suffered a work injury in a serious construction accident. We have the experience and knowledge to get the Workers' Compensation benefits you need.