Helping Injured Workers Recover
Working in a construction zone can undoubtedly be dangerous. Nevertheless, construction workers have the right to feel safe and protected despite the hazards around them. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed while on the job at a construction site, you also have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and/or losses.
The Mark Casto Law Firm, PC can help you understand the legal options that you have in recovering compensation. We bring with us over 20 years of courtroom experience, so clients like yourself can be confident in our representation.
Below are some of the construction accident cases we handle:
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders, cranes, roofs, and other heights
- Injuries from heavy falling objects, such as tools or construction materials
- Accidents caused by defective equipment or machinery
- Losses that occur when workers are run over by large vehicles or crushed in between walls
- Fire- and explosion- related injuries
- Trench or building collapses
- Cases of worker overexertion, such as heat stroke or motion injuries
- Chemical exposure and respiratory illnesses as a result of inhaling harmful toxins
Whether you've sustained minor or catastrophic injuries while working on a construction site, our Columbus personal injury attorney is ready to utilize his extensive experience on your behalf. We also represent families who have lost loved ones due to construction accidents.
We understand this may be one of the most difficult times of your life, which is why we get to know you and help you obtain the resources you need to make it through.
Recovering Compensation for Your Injuries
Every hard-working individual in Georgia is protected by state-mandated insurance to provide them with benefits in case they get hurt or sustain an injury. This insurance is called workers' compensation. It is no-fault insurance that allows employees to receive compensation for the damages inflicted upon them without the need to prove negligence.
Workers' compensation serves as a protection for both employees and employers, as receiving this insurance means waiving your right to sue your employer in situations where the company's negligence or wrongful behavior is involved. Before you accept a workers' comp settlement, however, make sure you speak to our attorney and understand all of your options.
If you or your loved one has been injured while on the job or company premises, you are eligible to file a workers' compensation claim. This may not always be the right decision, though, nor your only way to recover damages.
If your injuries were caused by a third party or someone besides your employer, such as the manufacturer that provided defective machinery or safety inspectors that failed to do their jobs, we may be able to file a separate injury claim on top of your workers' compensation. Further, if your employer violated OSHA regulations or acted with the intent to harm you, we may be able to explore a case outside of the standard workers' compensation system.
Speak with a Columbus Personal Injury Attorney Today
At The Mark Casto Law Firm, PC, we are always on the side of our diligent workforce. Mr. Casto and the rest of our firm are also extremely approachable. We see the people we help not only as clients but also as friends.
Reach out to us today and take advantage of our free, no-obligation consultation to determine if filing a Workers' Compensation or a third-party lawsuit is the best path for your unique needs and objectives.
Once we get to know you, your case, and your goals, we can start pursuing justice and compensation on your behalf.