Experienced Lawyer Advocates for Victims of Construction Accident Injuries

Helping you seek justice for your damages
We understand the dangers of the construction industry and have spent nearly 30 years advocating for individuals injured in construction site accidents. Over the years, we’ve counseled construction workers in all trades, including engineers, electricians, carpenters, ironworkers, plumbers and cement masons as they file injury claims for compensation.

About construction site accidents
Working construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in Canton, Georgia, and indeed, the United States. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are more than 11 million construction workers who build and maintain roads, houses, office buildings and other physical infrastructure. As NIOSH recognizes, construction work includes jobs and conditions that are by their very nature dangerous, such as excavations, working at heights, extreme noise, dust, power tools, heavy machinery and electricity. The work is all too often performed in confined spaces, dangerous conditions and other unsafe premises. It should come as no surprise that, although only about 8 percent of workers in the United States are employed in the construction industry, the industry accounts for 22 percent of the fatal accidents at work in the country.

Common types of injuries at construction sites
North Georgia construction injuries result from a wide range of circumstances. Some of the most common types of construction accidents include the following:

  • Falls from heights
  • Trench collapses
  • Crane and other heavy equipment failures
  • Compressed gas explosions
  • Inhalation of dangerous substances
  • Burns
  • Electrocutions
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Lifting injuries
  • Recovering for injuries

While workers’ compensation policies cover most construction site injuries, sometimes workers’ comp benefits do not adequately compensate for the real costs of an injury. For example, emotional damages, such as pain and suffering, are not covered by workers’ compensation. In particular, if you or your loved one is injured due to gross negligence at a construction site, it is crucial to consult a work injury lawyer who can determine if there is a claim for further coverage and ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation possible.

Skillful Lawyer Helps You Seek Fair Compensation When You Are Injured by a Defective Product

File a products liability claim
Anyone who suffers injury from a defective product has the right to pursue compensation for all damages, but Georgia product liability law contains many complicating factors that can make proving a case difficult. Marietta product liability attorney C. Alan Nicholson has spent more than two decades helping clients gain the coverage they deserve when they sustain injuries from dangerous products. If a product injures you or your loved one in North Georgia, Nicholson Phillips can help you obtain payment for your medical costs and financial losses with further consideration of your emotional pain and suffering.

Identifying negligence in your product liability case
Although strict liability laws can hold manufacturers, designers or distributors responsible when their products contain defects that cause death or serious injuries, negligence can extend to a variety of other parties and phases in the manufacturing process, including the following:

  • Manufacturers of defective parts used in the product that ultimately caused injury
  • Shippers that cause damage to products while in transit to suppliers
  • Suppliers that fail to store products in an environment that keeps them in good condition
  • Sellers that remove critical parts from product boxes and do not remove those boxes from salable stock

In addition to these examples, anyone who suffers injury when a manufacturer breaches a claim made about its product may have the right to pursue a settlement or court decision in a lawsuit. Contrary to common belief, Georgia product liability laws do not necessarily require manufacturers to make their promises in writing — in some cases, they can imply promises that the law may hold them to when injuries result.

A thorough legal analysis by experienced attorneys can help identify the validity of any case. Whether your potential lawsuit involves a tire blowout, lead paint poisoning or any other type of product injury, Nicholson Phillips offers a free initial consultation so you can obtain a thorough assessment of your case and learn about your available legal options.