Third Party-Caused Workplace Injuries
As one of the ten largest economies in the United States with a gross domestic product that ranks among the best in the world, Atlanta is home to several major businesses employing hundreds of thousands of workers across various industries. In addition to being the headquarters for major media enterprises like the Cable News Network (CNN), the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), and Cox Enterprises, “The A” is also the global headquarters of major corporations like the Coca-Cola Company, the Home Depot, and the United Parcel Service (UPS).
Being a city with such robust employment not only means that many Georgians work in Atlanta, but several others can be at risk of suffering severe workplace injuries. While many workers obtain damages through the state’s workers’ compensation system, it is important to understand that some people who have been injured at work may also be able to hold contractors or other third parties liable for certain injuries.
Atlanta Third Party-Caused Workplace Injuries Lawyer
If you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a workplace accident, you could be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses. ReShea Balams can investigate to determine whether a third party’s negligence caused or contributed to your injuries.
The Balams Firm represents clients in and around Atlanta, including such communities as Alpharetta, College Park, Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Point, Forest Park, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Smyrna. Our firm can review your case and help you understand your legal options when you call (404) 445-2005 today to schedule a free consultation.
Georgia Third Party-Caused Workplace Injuries Overview
- What are the different kinds of accidents that may result in these injuries?
- Which types of injuries may be caused by a third party?
- Who may be liable in these cases?
Each workplace involves a unique set of dangers for its employees. Some of the most common types of these injury claims that The Balams Firm handles include:
- Agricultural Accidents — Tractor rollovers, falls from farm structures, or machinery entanglements
- Construction Accidents — Falls, struck-by injuries, fires, explosions, or crane or scaffolding accidents
- Industrial Manufacturing Accidents — Defective or dangerous equipment, machinery malfunctions, or chemical burns
- Landscaping Accidents — Trench collapses, exposure to toxic substances, or transportation injuries
- Motor Vehicle Accidents — Workers can sustain serious or fatal injuries when they are struck by automobiles on the job or involved in car or truck crashes
- Office Accidents —Slip and falls, electrocutions, or falls from heights
- Retail Accidents — Falling objects, unsafe equipment, or injuries caused by co-worker pranks or assaults
- Warehouse Accidents — Forklift accidents, manual handling injuries, or loading dock accidents
The severity of any injuries resulting from a workplace accident can vary depending on the specific circumstances involved. Some of the many ways that people are hurt can result in such devastating injuries as:
- Burn Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Herniated, Bulging, or Slipped Discs
- Neck Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Wrongful Death
There are multiple parties that may be responsible for a workplace injury. These can include, but are not limited to:
- Contractors or Subcontractors — Parties responsible for the daily oversight of construction sites or other projects may be liable if injuries are the result of failure to use safety precautions, warn of potential dangers, or correctly use certain equipment
- Distributors or Suppliers — These parties may be liable if injuries result from defective products, incorrect advice about product use, or improperly installed products
- Individuals — A co-worker, manager, or other party may be responsible if his or her negligence directly caused or contributed to a person’s injuries
- Landowners — Property owners may face premises liability claims if they failed to maintain safe conditions for workers
- Maintenance Companies — These parties can be held responsible if they failed to correct a known issue, disregarded worker concerns, or used faulty parts in attempting to fix a problem
- Manufacturers — Such parties may be liable for providing defective products, failing to provide adequate instructions or warnings about proper usage, or failed to full terms of an agreement through a breach of warranty
The Balams Firm | A Lawyer for Third Party-Caused Workplace Injuries in the Atlanta Area
Do not assume that workers’ compensation is your only available financial resource for an injury you sustained on the job. ReShea Balams fights to help clients all over the greater Atlanta area obtain the compensation they need and deserve for workplace injuries caused by contractors or other third parties.
The Balams Firm helps people employed in Clayton County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, and Gwinnett County. Call (404) 445-2005 to receive a complete evaluation of your case during a free, no obligation consultation.