Atlanta Construction Accident Attorney
Most of the nation’s most dangerous occupations fall under the category of construction. Road workers, roofers, carpenters, masons, and other construction workers operate with or nearby heavy machinery, are on their feet all day long doing hard manual labor, and are exposed to toxic chemicals, flying debris, falling objects, and vibrating tools that can cause carpal tunnel, white finger syndrome, and other repetitive strain injuries. If you were injured on the job or as a result of the repetitive manual labor that your job demands of you, your employer is obligated to pay for your medical expenses and lost wages due to temporary or permanent disability. Receiving workers’ compensation benefits is always easier said than done, however. The quickest way to receive these vital benefits, owed to you by your employer, is to work with an attorney. Atlanta construction accidents attorney Christine Forsythe at The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC will help you every step of the way, from gathering documents, to filing the claim, to appealing denied claims.
Workers’ Compensation Covers Partial Wage Replacement and Medical Expenses
Workers’ comp benefits include partial wage replacement of two-thirds your average weekly wages for the time you have to take off due to disability, full medical care for the injury, transportation expenses to and from doctor appointments, and vocational rehabilitation if you cannot return to work. The amount of wage replacements you receive depend on the severity of the injury (total or partial disability) and your outcome (permanent or temporary disability).
The Fatal Four and Other Less Life Threatening Construction Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD), the most dangerous types of construction accidents are:
- Getting caught in equipment or machinery
- Being struck by an object
These four types of accidents contribute to the most number of workplace deaths. However, they are not necessarily the most likely way that workers get injured. Injury accidents often involve overexertion, heat stroke or heat exhaustion, repetitive strain injuries, and other less traumatic yet equally debilitating accidents. For example, suffering a herniated disc from carrying lumbar all day everyday can be just as debilitating as falling from the second story and breaking two or three ribs in the process.
Serious Construction Accident Injuries
Some of the most common types of construction injuries include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractured bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
- White finger/hand syndrome
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tendonitis and tendinopathy
- Tennis elbow
- Bulging disc
- Herniated disc
Call an Atlanta Construction Accident Attorney Today
Whether you were struck by a privately owned motor vehicle, were pinned between heavy machinery, fell from scaffolding, or developed a repetitive strain injury, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, paid by your employer’s insurance company. To ensure that you are compensated fairly and on time, you must work with an attorney. Call Atlanta construction accident attorney Christine Forsythe at The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC today at 404.476.2717 to schedule a free consultation. With more than a decade of experience working for large insurers, she has the knowledge needed to beat them at their own game.