Representing Construction Workers In Personal Injury Lawsuits
The building trades have a higher rate of injury and death than most occupations. If a serious accident prevents you from returning to construction work, it can cause real hardships, especially if you don’t have “desk job” skills to fall back on.
You can’t sue your employer for an on-the-job injury. That is the trade-off of workers’ compensation. But you may have a lawsuit against a third party who caused or contributed to your construction accident. Personal injury lawyer John Houghton can identify liable parties and pursue a lawsuit for damages. He has a strong track record of verdicts and settlements in a wide range of cases.
Third-Party Liability In A Construction Accident
Under Georgia law, you cannot sue your company, your boss or your co-workers, even if their actions directly caused your work site accident. But you can sue other individuals or entities outside your chain of employment. In a construction accident, that might be:
- A utility company that failed to cut off power lines or gas lines
- A subcontractor on the job site who caused an accident or created a hazard
- The manufacturer of defective power tools, ladders or safety gear
- A contractor or rental company that provided unsafe scaffolding
- A property owner who created or failed to fix a dangerous condition
- A heavy equipment company responsible for a crane accident or cave-in
A third-party lawsuit provides compensation in addition to any workers’ comp benefits. One key difference is that a personal injury lawsuit allows you collect damages for pain and suffering. Damages can also cover future medical care, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, and permanent disability or disfigurement.
A Proven Trial Lawyer On Your Side
John Houghton has litigated against major corporations and insurance companies. He approaches every case from Day One as if it will go to a jury. By building your legal case brick by brick, he puts you in a strong negotiation position to get a full and fair settlement. If the defense will not step up with a reasonable offer that covers your losses, we are ready and willing to go to trial.
We understand that this is your livelihood. We will do everything we can to ensure you get the medical care you need to recover and to maximize your damages.
The Houghton Law Firm, LLC is small but powerful. John personally handles your case and you will have his cellphone number for any issues that arise while we are pursuing your compensation. If you think you might have a third-party claim, call our Atlanta law office at 404-476-2541 for a free consultation, or use our online form.