Helping Injured Workers Recover After Construction Site Accidents
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.
I am attorney Mark Casto, and I can help you understand the legal options that you have in recovering compensation. I have over 25 years of courtroom experience, so clients like you can be confident in my representation.
Below are some of the construction accident cases I 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, I am ready to utilize my extensive experience on your behalf. I also represent families who have lost loved ones due to construction accidents.
I understand this may be one of the most difficult times of your life, which is why I will get to know you and help you obtain the resources you need to make it through.
Recovering Compensation For Your Injuries
Every hardworking individual in Georgia and Alabama 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 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 with me 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 who failed to do their jobs, I might be able to file a separate injury claim on top of your workers’ compensation. Further, if your employer violated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regulations or acted with the intent to harm you, I 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, I am always on the side of our diligent workforce. I also strive to be extremely approachable and easy to work with. I see the people I help not only as clients but also as friends.
Reach out to me today and take advantage of my 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 I get to know you, your case and your goals, I can start pursuing justice and compensation on your behalf.