Our firm works with numerous industry experts, and we have the resources and experience to quickly evaluate and investigate your case. The claims we have handled include:
- Collapsing walls and staircases
- Falls through skylights
- Uneven stairs and steps causing a trip and fall
- Improperly lit walkways
- Fixtures and ladders detaching and falling from walls and buildings
- Defective hand railings
- Falling ceilings
- Other negligent design and negligent construction problems.
We have taken many of these cases to trial. Miller & Mixon, LLC is known by the insurance companies and defense lawyers as attorneys who win construction and design defect cases.
To learn more about how we can help you, call us today at our toll-free number or submit our online form. We can provide a free case review.
Violating Safety Regulations can Cause Construction and Design Accidents and Injuries
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides many safety regulations for the construction industry. These rules are meant to ensure workers’ safety.
However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says there were still 2,700 cases of occupational injury or illness in the construction industry in Georgia in 2011. Of these, 900 resulted in at least one day away from work. Because of their injury, 400 Georgia construction workers in 2011 returned to either a different job or restricted job duties, the BLS says.
At Millar & Mixon, LLC, we have helped many workers and others who were hurt in cases in which OSHA safety rules were broken.
Often, these violations involve the improper use or lack of:
Violations that involve the improper use or lack of:
- Scaffolding and ladders
- Fall protection
- Chemical hazard communication (labeling and training)
- Respiratory protection (supplying personal protective equipment)
- Control (lockout/tagout) of hazardous energy
- Electrical wiring methods, components and equipment
- Powered industrial trucks (including fire protection, design, maintenance and use of fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks and motorized hand trucks)
- Electrical systems design
- Machine guarding.
Disregard of safety standards and/or the use of faulty equipment at construction sites can lead to accidents and injuries. It is important that the facts of your injury be investigated immediately before evidence disappears. At Millar & Mixon, LLC, we can review your case for free and get to work right away on determining how your accident and injury occurred.
Common Causes of Construction and Design Accidents and Injuries
Among leading causes of deaths and other injuries at construction sites are falls, followed by electrocution, being struck by an object and being caught-in/between machinery or structures, BLS figures indicate. At Millar & Mixon, LLC, we handle these claims.
Other related injuries are caused by car or truck accidents, falling objects, workplace violence, collapsing stairs or railings, or other negligent acts.
Some injuries can happen long after construction has been completed. For instance, a building or wall may collapse or even part of the building may fall off! If this has happened to you or a loved one, our negligent construction and design accident and injury lawyers can investigate your case and provide legal help.
Injuries from these types of accidents can include cuts and bruises, head and brain injuries, eye and ear injuries, fractures and dislocations, back and spinal cord injuries, burns and shocks and lung diseases.
Whether you were injured on the job, or you were a visitor to the property, Millar & Mixon, LLC can review your case for free and seek compensation for you.
Compensation You Can Seek after a Construction Worker Accident
If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligent construction or design, you may be entitled to recover more money than workers’ compensation will provide. You may have a claim for medical bills, past and future lost earnings and for pain and suffering and permanent limitations.
These claims need to be investigated quickly. Often, the accident site is changed or repaired after the injury. This evidence is crucial in determining what person or company is at fault.
As the OSHA data cited above shows, many safety violations are due to equipment, products or the design of systems in use at construction sites. Product manufacturers are responsible for the safety of the equipment they sell when it is used properly, and architects and engineers can be held accountable for the performance of systems they design.
Subcontractors or the drivers of vehicles involved in construction site accidents may also be the object of third-party liability claims if their actions contributed to a worker’s injury.
Get Help from an Atlanta Negligent Construction Accident and Design Lawyer
- Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities, Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Incidence Rates of Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses by Industry and Case Types, 2011, Georgia, Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Commonly Used Statistics, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Most Frequently Cited Standards, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Workplace Safety Index, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
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