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It is the responsibility of construction companies and contractors to ensure their sites are safe to prevent injuries to both their employees and those that pass through their projects. When the proper safety precautions are not utilized, serious injuries and even death, can occur. At Burnside Law Firm, we strive to help those injured in construction accidents receive the compensation they deserve when the property owners and contractors create hazardous or unsafe conditions.

Any construction site can have many hazards, which is why there are strict regulations on how they must be managed. Whether it is a new building or renovations on an existing structure, safety precautions must be in place to prevent injuries. OSHA has extensive rules that construction sites must follow for the protection of the workers, but it is also important that measures are taken to ensure that anyone passing by or through a construction site is protected. When accidents and injuries occur that should have been prevented, the victim or their family may be able to pursue compensation from the property owner or construction company.

FAQ: Construction Accidents Liability in Georgia

What are the common causes of construction accidents?
Common causes of construction accidents include falls from heights, such as scaffolding or ladders, which can result in severe injuries. Slips and trips often occur on uneven surfaces or debris-strewn pathways. Falling objects, like tools or materials, can cause head injuries or fractures. Equipment malfunctions or misuse of machinery, such as forklifts or cranes, can lead to serious accidents. Electrical hazards, including exposed wiring or faulty circuits, pose significant risks.

Who can be held liable for construction accidents in Georgia?
Liability for construction accidents in Georgia can fall on several parties. General contractors and subcontractors are responsible for ensuring job site safety and can be held accountable for negligence. Property owners must maintain a safe environment and enforce safety regulations, making them liable if they fail to do so. Equipment manufacturers can be held responsible if defective machinery causes an accident.

What should I do if I am injured in a construction accident?
If you are injured in a construction accident, seek immediate medical attention to address your injuries and document them. Report the accident to your supervisor or employer as soon as possible to ensure it is officially recorded. Document the scene by taking photos, gathering witness statements, and noting any relevant details. Consult an experienced construction accident attorney to discuss your case, understand your rights, and explore potential compensation.

What types of compensation are available for construction accident injuries?
Victims of construction accidents may be entitled to various forms of compensation. Medical expenses, including hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, and ongoing medical care, can be covered. Lost wages due to time missed from work due to the injury can also be compensated. Pain and suffering, which account for physical pain and emotional distress, may be included in the compensation. Disability benefits are available for long-term or permanent disabilities resulting from the accident.

Can I file a lawsuit if I am receiving workers’ compensation benefits?
Yes, you can file a third-party lawsuit, even receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation typically covers medical expenses and a portion of lost wages, but it may not fully compensate for all damages. If a third party, such as an equipment manufacturer, subcontractor, or another party not directly employed by your employer, is responsible for your injury, you may seek additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Consulting an attorney can help determine if a third-party claim is appropriate in your case.

How can a construction accident attorney help with my case?
A construction accident attorney can provide valuable assistance throughout the legal process. They can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and determine liability. The attorney can negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries. They will handle all legal paperwork and ensure your claim is filed within the statute of limitations. If necessary, the attorney will represent you in court, advocating on your behalf. Additionally, they provide guidance and support, helping you understand your rights and options to achieve the best possible outcome.

Unsafe Construction Site Injuries and Fatal Accidents in Athens and Augusta, Georgia

Due to the volatile nature of construction sites, when injuries do occur, they are often very serious or fatal. Heavy equipment and moving objects can cause extensive injuries in a moment’s time. When accidents occur due to unsafe conditions on these sites, the injuries sustained can have lifetime consequences, both for the victim and their loved ones.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a construction site accident in or around Athens or Augusta, GA, please contact our team at Burnside Law Firm. We can help you seek compensation for medical treatments, lost wages, disabilities, pain/suffering and other expenses that occurred due to a preventable accident. Our legal team will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your case and options.

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2919 Professional Pkwy

Augusta, GA, 30907

Phone: (706) 432-8320


325 North Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA, 30601

Phone: (706) 227-4264

We have recovered tens of millions in settlements and verdicts

The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have over 30 years of collective experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped hundreds of injured people recover the compensation they deserve and need in order to begin putting their lives back together. This list is just a sample of the recoveries we have obtained for some of our clients here and during our time at our former firm, Burnside Wall LLP. Obviously, success in obtaining significant judgments and settlements for other clients is no guarantee of success in your case. Each case must be evaluated and handled based on the individual merits of that particular case. To discuss the facts of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation.

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Meet The Team

Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller Personal Injury Attorney

Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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Erin Wren

After my car accident they helped me every step of the way! They were up front and answered any questions I had! They negotiated the insurance and got a higher settlement than was offered! I would definitely use them again!

Debbie Walker

In November 2017, I was in a car accident and I decided to seek out legal assistance. I chose to go with Burnside Law Firm, LLP because of their five star rating. My inital consultation was with attorney, Mr. Garon Muller. I knew immediately that I wanted Mr. Muller to take my case. His professionalism and expertise in personal injury made my decision easy. Mr. Muller maintained his professionalism throughout my case. He kept me updated on a regular basis via telephone or email. He was always available to me when I call. I did not have to wait 24 hours to get a call back from him. I would greatly recommend Mr. Muller and the Burnside Law Firm, LLP.

Rick Estep

Burnside Law Firm is who you want to represent you. Mr. Muller came to our house for a free consultation without hesitation. He guided us and overcame every obstacle we encountered. He secured the maximum insurance limits for us and we couldn't be more happy. If you are injured, DO NOT attempt to recoup compensation without the expertise of a trusted, skilled and able law firm to be your voice. THANK YOU MR. MULLER!!!

Alexander Hughes

Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm makes client satisfaction his priority. Mr. Muller made sure that I had a lucid understanding during every discussion. He never made a decision without my input and made me feel like we were partners. Garon Muller was very professional and push for the maximum dollar amount from the insurance company. Me and my family considered ourselves blessed to have been represented by Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm. We highly recommend Garon Muller and Burnside Law Firm! Burnside Law Firm staff are exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

Lynn Eldridge

I have known the Burnside family for many years. Recently Thomas was most helpful in getting my check following an auto collision. I highly recommend their firm.

Damien Williams

I definitely felt comfortable in there hands really good people.

Jacob Clements

Very very good law firm. Went above and beyond to make things right. Highly reccomend.

Barbara Huskinson

Burnside Law did what they said they would do. Garon Muller was great in communicating and looked out for my best interest in getting what was fair in my settlement. I would recommend Burnside to anyone.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264