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Construction Injury Attorney of Atlanta, the Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC represents those who have sustained injuries or a loved one death from an accident while working for their employer, general contractor, or as a visitor to a job site. No employee expects to be harmed while performing their job, and no visitor expects to be left unsafe while visiting a Georgia building site. Unfortunately, an accident, catastrophic incident, or death is the result for many who work in the building industry and find they have need for an aggressive and experienced lawyer. Employees arrive at their jobs at the start of the day, unaware a dangerous situation will force them to leave early due to a serious or deadly mistake.
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ATLANTA Construction Injury
Construction injury and accidents happen frequently at Atlanta job sites which are large and busy, filled with partially erected structures and subcontractors and laborers all around. Machinery is moving and noisy, while general contractor employees are easily distracted talking and walking the job site. Attorney intervention may be required for harm or tragedy that may happen due to someone's negligence. Failing to keep the job site safe for workers and visitors, presents employers with negligent behavior that leads to workplace injuries and heavy liability. A wrongful death lawsuit can be the result of an unsafe site which could have been prevented, but resulted in a fatality.
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Nick Schnyder, Construction Injury Attorney
Nick Schnyder provides dedicated and aggressive Construction Injury & Accident Lawyer representation in Atlanta fighting for those who have been the victim of bodily harm or fatality here or anywhere throughout the state of Georgia. He is a focused lawyer who represents those who have been hurt at a job site through no fault of their own, but through the carelessness of a general contractor, employer, subcontractor or fellow employee.
Job site mishaps can cause severe consequences for your health, work life, finances and your future. Injury and illness due to unsafe and unhealthy working conditions can destroy your financial world while you juggle to pay your debts.
Serious bodily harm from personal injury can stop you from earning your paycheck which leaves you with no way to pay your monthly bills. It can significantly threaten your future should you continue to need ongoing medical care. If you are employed in a specialized trade, it can ruin your career.
It is important that you take action with a Construction Injury Attorney specializing in Personal Injury cases in Atlanta against whoever was liable, because all it takes is one accident that can put your career to an end. According to the Statute of Limitations, you have two years from the date of being injured to file a claim in the state of Georgia in most instances. For city, state, county or government entities, you have as little as six to twelve months. This can include a roof or scaffold fall, collapse, electrocution, burn, chemical or mold exposure, explosion and many more. Contact the Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC today to receive a Free Lawyer Consultation if you were harmed in the building industry or at a job site due to someone's negligence.
Atlanta Construction Worker RIGHTS
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Construction Worker Rights
Nick Schnyder, Construction Injury Attorney, wants you as a worker to understand it is your right under Georgia law to work in a safe environment at an Atlanta building site. No one should be subject to hazardous or threatening conditions that compromise their well-being. General contractors and employers are responsible to keep people safe from hazard if they are aware of a potential threat. It is an employee's right to report injuries when harmed on the job. They need to be reported so your supervisor can complete an official accident incident document, which also can be used by a lawyer later on should you need one. Employers are to provide machinery that is safe for workers, including job site equipment or power tools that do not pose harmful danger to those using them. Reporting an injury or illness is standard procedure that should be documented without fear of retaliation from the employer. If you work on a construction site anywhere in Georgia and are concerned about safety as an employee, it is your right to call for an OSHA inspection without any fear of retaliation from your employer.
Attorney supporting your legal rights, The Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC also serves Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Mableton, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Brookhaven & Norcross, GA.
Construction Injury & Accidents
There are various types of construction injuries that can occur at a residential or Atlanta commercial building site and can affect any worker or visitor while on the premises. Harm from mistakes, accidents and negligence happen to all types of workers who least expect it. Even though employers take precautionary measures, someone somewhere at the site may make one wrong move that can cause a catastrophic injury or deadly fatality. Harm can happen from a slip, fall, collapse, electrocution, burn, mold or chemical exposure or explosion. For severe harm, emergency surgery may be required. Physical harm that could have long-standing or life-long effects on employees that may require legal intervention from a Construction Injury Attorney may include the following:
FALLS - Can cause broken bones, limbs, neck or back from falling from a slip, ladder, roof, scaffolding, building structure, job site vehicle, aerial lift or being thrown from an electrocution or explosion.
EYE DAMAGE - From an object hitting the eye or small particles striking the eye region, whether dust, chemicals, chips or a product or surface being sawed, moving objects, nails, staples or hazardous materials.
HEAT RELATED INJURY - Risk for heat stroke when temperatures are unhealthy. Extreme heat can cause worker error putting employees at risk from feeling ill, sweaty or dizzy.
LUNG OR RESPIRATORY DAMAGE - Constant inhalation of dust and contaminates which can be toxic to a worker, including asbestos which can turn deadly calling for legal help from a lawyer or construction attorney. Inhaling dust, particles, irritants, chemicals, mold and strong fumes from products can cause illness to a worker's health.
MOLD EXPOSURE - Any time an employee is exposed to bacteria, fungi and mold from water damage in renovations, it can cause severe respiratory problems especially to those who are sensitive to mold.
TRUCKS & MACHINERY - Accidents by a job site truck or vehicle that may collide or run over someone at a construction site. Backing up and running over employees or workers can happen due to the high level of noise and the inability to see others.
ELECTROCUTION - Working around electricity puts others at risk for construction injury who are in the vicinity. Laborers can be shocked, burned, electrocuted and fall or be thrown down due to the electric current, especially Atlanta electrical company employees.
CARBON MONOXIDE - Exposure to being around tools that are powered by gasoline can cause poisonous conditions or become fatal to those in the vicinity. Without proper ventilation, an employee can become exposed and severely ill quickly.
POWER TOOLS & NAIL GUNS - Any electric power tool that performs at high speed such as power saws or nail guns can be a risk and wound workers, especially if they are not properly trained to use power tools.
WELDING FUMES - Metals such as lead, iron, and fumes with manganese inhaled by welders, along with carbon monoxide and heat which may put them at increased risk for adverse health issues.
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Construction Injury Attorney Intervention
Legal intervention from a Construction Injury and Accident Lawyer is required for Atlanta accidents that threaten worker safety, cause severe harm or death to laborers, subcontractors, employees and visitors alike at Georgia job sites. Those who work at or visit building projects are especially vulnerable to tragic risk from injuries including foundational or structural issues, scaffold use, faulty roofing, ceiling, floor and wall problems. The risk is real for visitors too who may be adversely affected by premises liability that causes injury. Machinery such as heavy equipment, cranes, backhoes and excavating equipment continue to pose a great danger for everyone. The Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC, building industry lawyer, can help those who became a victim to an unsafe project. Some of the many types of accidents may include:
Ladder fall or slip
Falling object or object that strikes you
Compression or caught between two objects
Scaffold injury, collapse or fall from scaffolding
Climbing fall or falling off
Forklift, tractor, injured by a backhoe
Electrocution or electrical shock including burns
Roofing fall or roof injuries
Eye injury or blindness
Floor, wall, ceiling or building collapse
Trench fall or collapse
Falling into hole that was dug
Toxic chemical fume and burn exposure
Dust inhalation and respiratory or mold exposure
Explosion or fire due to flammable substances including burn
Power tools, nail guns, hammers and saws
Untrained and inexperienced workers
Failure to adhere to OSHA standards & negligence
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Construction Injury Liability
Nick Schnyder, Construction Injury Attorney, contends the liability and responsibility for construction site accidents can fall on general contractors or other companies in the Atlanta area such as subcontractors or providers of equipment who fail to take precautions in providing safe working conditions. This can cause great risk to workers because cautionary measures have not been set in place. Lawyers can investigate the following parties which may be found liable for job site accidents and may include:
Construction Site Owner
Permit or Inspection Officials
Rental/Leasing Company of Equipment
Manufacturer of Faulty Equipment
Employers, contractors, subcontractors or rental companies who provide machinery around Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia can be liable for a due to:
Breaking OSHA safety standards
Rented defective or harmful machinery that injured an employee
Providing an unsafe environment for workers
Supervisors who are negligent in job site safety
Putting employees at risk due to a known problem
Lack of training or under trained staff
Unsafe scaffold, equipment, tools, machinery, trucks
Subcontractor employees who are reckless causing harm to others
Failure to uphold safe rules and regulations
Supervisors disregarding warning dangers when informed
Atlanta Construction Site Workers
There are various types of job site workers who can become victim to construction injuries and fatal accidents in Atlanta who may need attorney assistance. You see all types of building with construction workers at a residential home, a commercial structure or a roadway repair site. Contractors, subcontractors and employees each having a different purpose in bringing their area of expertise to each job. Injuries can happen when you aren't expecting it, which is why OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, enforces strict safety standards for the workplace in Georgia. A Construction Injury Attorney represents the various types of individuals who visit or provide service at a job site, who may be prone to serious bodily harm or death including:
General contractor employees
City or county officials
Heavy equipment operators
Sheet metal workers
Construction Injury Death Statistics
Construction industry regulations for Atlanta, the state of Georgia, and across the United States are safety geared to protect people in avoidance of workplace and construction injury, accidents and death by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). They have firm standards for job sites, contractors and subcontractors, but they are often overlooked, which can result in serious harm or fatality. Some of the most frequent violations in the building industry found by OSHA for the year 2015 were related to fall protection, scaffolding and ladder safety. When reviewing OSHA statistics (from osha.gov) for construction accident employee fatalities for the year 2014 in America, a total of 899 workers lost their lives. The four top major categories that caused wrongful death for workers were related to:
Falls (the largest reason, 39.9% of fatalities)
Being Struck by an Object (8.1%)
Caught in between or compressed (by equipment, objects, collapsed structure or material, 4.3%)
Scene of a Construction Accident
Nick Schnyder, Construction Injury Attorney of Atlanta, believes after an accident takes place, workers should stop to check to see if anyone is hurt. An immediate call to 911 is needed for anyone who requires immediate medical attention. Anyone who may have a severe neck or back injury should not be moved in order to avoid more damage. Have someone contact a supervisor immediately. Take all precautions against any additional danger from whatever caused the accident. If needed, move people away from the area. Do not refuse medical treatment if you have been injured. It may be argued later that you really weren't hurt as you claim because you said you were fine. You may go home that night and realize you are having trouble with a head or neck injury and may need to get medical assistance later from an emergency room. If there were witnesses, get their contact information if you're able to do so for a lawyer should you need one. They may have been other workers on the job site from a subcontractor who may have seen what took place. If possible, take pictures of the scene and what caused it, or have someone else take pictures for you. Don't discuss what took place or what you think you may have done wrong. Let them conduct an accident investigation regarding the job site. Make sure someone contacts your family. Be sure a work accident incident report is documented through your employer so it is put in writing. Obey doctor orders allowing you to return safely to work. If your doctor says you should not be at work, then don't go against his recommendation. Contact the Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC to speak to an attorney about your injuries and how legal help can benefit you in accordance with Georgia law.
Reporting a Construction Injury
Employees in the Atlanta building industry are to report construction injury and accidents to their supervisor who should have an incident report made. An attorney will always advise you to report bodily harm. Construction and job sites are all under OSHA regulations which require employers to record injuries or accidents that are more than a scrape or that will require more than a minor first aid. These records can help everyone understand the degree, risk and safety of workplace threats, danger or hazards. Logs must be held onto for a minimum of five years. This same information should be made available to an employee and their attorney if one is required. For any serious injuries such as hospitalization, life threatening chemical exposure, loss of an eye or amputation, it must be reported to OSHA within 24 hours by calling or reporting it online. Information needed will be company name, employee, location, time, details of the accident and contact person. If there is a death, it must be reported to OSHA within eight hours. This way OSHA is able to investigate, watch and keep close watch on any dangerous or risky building site that may be of risk to others. Whenever someone is injured on the job, it's important to report it to the insurer of workers compensation. A worker is allowed to have an OSHA inspector called onto the job site without fear of retaliation from an employer.
NICK SCHNYDER, Construction Injury Attorney
Don't let a construction injury or contractor stop you from claiming your legal rights after an accident. Georgia law and attorneys are here to protect you and your family from undue harm caused by the actions of an employer, general contractor, subcontractor or on-site laborers. Any type of harm could cause an employee and their family a mountain of damage and loss, possibly a disability, or death. Liability in the building industry falls back on the responsible party whether it is an employer or a provider of dangerous machinery. Don't let your life crumble due to someone else's negligence. Get the help you need for your damages, including medical help for injuries, wage loss, future income loss, in addition to pain and suffering from the responsible party. If you've been injured on a job site due to negligence, or a family member has lost a loved one due to a building industry fatality, contact Atlanta Lawyer Nick Schnyder, today to find out how you can legally seek restitution for your loss.
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