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Beware of Construction Areas

Construction areas are dangerous for workers and bystanders alike.  If you have been injured while working on or visiting a construction area, contact us immediately to discuss the specifics of your case and learn more about your rights and options under Georgia law.  You can contact us online or call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507.

Construction Area Dangers

Construction areas can be dangerous for workers and bystanders and the companies that are performing the construction must take steps to make the worksite reasonably safe.  Construction sites can be dangerous for many reasons.

  • The use of explosives can send dangerous projectiles through the construction area and sometimes even send debris outside of the construction areas.
  • Large equipment (such as cranes and bulldozers) is often used in construction areas creating a dangerous environment when not operated safely.
  • Exposed electrical wires create a serious hazard for workers and bystanders.

Construction can also occur at very high stories and the construction companies must take steps to limit construction materials from falling and causing injury.  Each construction site is unique and the construction companies must have taken reasonable steps to identify any dangers and to warn both workers and visitors of those dangers.  Furthermore, the construction companies must take steps to ensure that dangerous elements are kept within the construction areas and that the danger to any bystanders is limited.

If at any time you are in or around a construction site and you do not feel safe you should leave immediately.  If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of a construction company, contact Ponton Law so we can evaluate your claim.  Each claim is unique and we understand how impactful serious injures can be on a family.

Protecting You

Construction areas should be kept as safe as possible for visitors and workers.  Companies seeking to make a profit off new construction should not be allowed to put these profits in front of your safety or the safety of your family.  These means that the construction company must inspect their construction areas and take steps to protect you from known dangers.

Similarly, if a business is making renovations, and continuing to keep the business open for business during construction, steps should be taken to keep visitors away from harm.  For example, if a grocery store decides to make a new addition to its existing building foot traffic should be redirected away from the construction area, safety barriers should be erected and other measures should be taken to ensure that shoppers can continue to shop at the store without being placed in harm’s way.

Georgia law requires companies to protect visitors and if they fail to do so, they should be held liable for the injuries that occur.  If you have been injured while visiting a construction area, contact us and we can explain the entire process to you.

Contacting Ponton Law

James Ponton and the team of legal professionals at Ponton Law are here to help you through your recovery.  We will manage the other party, including their attorneys and insurance companies.  We help to secure evidence and work to make sure that you get the medical evaluation and ongoing attention that you deserve.  Call us today at 404-418-8507.

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