Construction Accidents

Work injuries—especially those that take place at construction sites—frequently occur because of hazardous conditions, dangerous machinery, faulty equipment, unsafe surroundings, or the unsafe conduct of people—either due to negligence or ignorance.

If you have been injured in a construction accident or during any other kind of work-related accident anywhere in Georgia, you should contact the Atlanta, Georgia personal injury law firm of Finch McCranie, LLP right away.

Organized attempts to prevent work-related accidents started in the 1800’s when first Great Britain and then the United States adopted factory inspection laws. Accident insurance companies and fire insurance firms started educating the public and enforcing safety rules and regulations, while factory inspectors and casualty insurance inspectors began campaigning against hazardous work conditions and unsafe conduct. In the 1900’s, a new area of engineering that is committed to discovering and eliminating work hazards was created.

Workers’ Compensation

Germany passed its workers’ compensation laws in 1884. Great Britain followed suit in 1897, as did the U.S. in 1908. With the financial responsibility of taking care of injured workers in the hands of employers, the latter were more motivated to make sure that working conditions were safe, all machinery and tools were in proper, working condition, and employees were properly chosen and trained.

The National Safety Council was founded in 1913 in the United States. This organization is committed to accident prevention activities and programs that educate the public about accidents and safety. The NSC regularly compiles statistics, publishes educational information, and works with clubs, schools, industrial groups, municipal agencies, and state agencies to promote safety.

Please contact us online or call us at (800) 228-9159 and ask to speak with one of our Atlanta, Georgia construction accident lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP today.


About Lee Gutschenritter

Lee Gutschenritter is a trial lawyer dedicated to the representation of individuals who have suffered injuries and death due to the negligence of others. He has represented clients in cases throughout Georgia and has successfully litigated numerous cases in both state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Finch McCranie LLP, Mr. Gutschenritter spent several years working for one of Georgia’s largest defense firms. Insurance companies hired him to defend individuals and companies in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, medical malpractice, and premises liability cases. Throughout this time period, he gained insight into the operations and strategies of insurance companies, as well as first-hand experience in the strategies used by defense attorneys. Today, Mr. Gutschenritter uses his knowledge of insurance companies and defense techniques to help ensure his clients receive the best representation possible.

Mr. Gutschenritter was recently profiled on the front page of the Daily Report. A copy of the article can be found here. In 2016 and again in 2017, Mr. Gutschenritter was selected as an Atlanta Magazine Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” an award reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia. He has been a featured speaker at several legal seminars around the state of Georgia. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law in 2008. While attending law school, Mr. Gutschenritter served as an articles editor on the Business Law Review and received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award for his volunteer work in the community.