Sandy Springs, GA (August 14, 2018) – A major construction accident forced traffic along I-285 northbound to a halt. The accident occurred at the Georgia 400 exit to I-285 westbound around 3 p.m. Monday.
According to officials, an accident that involved a contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation caused the delay. An injured worker was taken to a local hospital for treatment. A section of rebar fell on the contractor, which resulted in arm and leg injuries. No further information regarding their condition has been released.
Construction Related Accidents
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the workforce, accounting for the largest number of work-related accidents in the United States. The harsh and often dangerous conditions place workers in danger of serious injury or death.
Not only does working a construction site pose the risk for workers, but, at sites like the one on I-285, it can be dangerous for individuals traveling down the interstate. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured worker.
Construction Injury in Georgia
Workers that are hurt on construction sites often receive poor advice as to how to handle the situation. Quite often, individuals are unaware of their legal options, which can cause them to not go after compensation to help with medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages from the incident.
Individuals involved in construction injuries should contact a knowledgeable accident lawyer to help with workers’ compensation claims and to help pursue other lawsuits if possible. At the Nye Law Group, we help individuals who suffer from slip, trip, and fall injuries, scaffolding incidents, accidents resulting from heavy machinery failures, and various other construction-related injuries. Contact us today at (912) 200-5230 to see what options are available for you.
Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.