California Lawyers For Construction Accidents
The substantial danger of accidents and injuries at work should be known to everyone in the construction business. The combination of heavy equipment, power tools, unfinished structures, scaffolding, open pits, and other hazards can make construction sites very dangerous places, both for workers and for other individuals who may simply be passing by the site. Inadequate safety precautions, insufficient posted warnings, and inexperienced and/or poorly trained workers only make matters worse.
Construction work is subject to a comprehensive set of laws from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Despite all of these safety precautions, thousands of construction workers are hurt in accidents yearly in the United States. Injured construction workers have significant legal rights that should be safeguarded after an accident, just like any other occupational injury.
For victims of construction accidents, The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker offers legal counsel and representation to guarantee you get the financial support you need for your losses, including medical expenses.
Call a Southern California Workers’ Compensation lawyer at our firm if you’ve been hurt to learn how we can help you right now.
Personal Injury Claims vs. Workers’ Compensation Claims
Depending on the circumstances of your construction site accident, you may be able to secure compensation through workers’ compensation or by pursuing a personal injury claim, or possibly both at the same time.
Workers’ compensation claims are beneficial for individuals who have been injured on the job for any reason. However, they do not allow you to receive damages for pain and suffering.
Personal injury claims provide compensation for medical bills, lost wages, lost earning power, and pain and suffering. They can be filed by workers who were injured due to the negligence of a third party, as well as by passersby who were injured due to negligence at the construction site.
Please contact our office to get a free consultation regarding your best path to compensation.
Catastrophic And Expensive Injuries Can Result From Construction Accidents.
The severity of injuries sustained in construction accidents can range from minor to serious, necessitating rapid medical attention. Medical treatment may become overwhelmingly expensive, so it’s important that you know your rights so that you are not stuck with the bill.
Given the physical nature of construction jobs and the inherent dangers in performing construction, many construction injuries result in serious and long-term injuries. Regardless of what insurance companies tell you, your health is really not their number one priority. If in doubt, always contact our work injury lawyers for a free consultation.
What Are the Common Reasons for Construction Accidents?
An injury lawyer can help you work through the specifics of your construction accident case to ensure you receive proper medical attention and the most compensation, regardless of the reason for your injuries.
Compared to most other workplaces, a construction site has a higher risk of injuries. Construction workers made for one in five fatal workplace accidents in 2018. The most frequent reasons for construction accidents are shown below.
- Falls: Nearly 40% of all fatalities and injuries at construction sites are caused by falls. A lot of the falls are brought on by broken ladders, scaffolding, and other tools. Severe injuries and perhaps death might result from falling from a tremendous height.
- Electrocution: When workers misuse or use faulty electrical equipment, such as electric saws and other power tools, they risk electrocution. Each year, 8% of fatalities and injuries at construction sites are caused by electrocution.
- Hit by Machinery: Construction site employees regularly risk being injured by large machinery like cranes. The impact of items on workers accounts for about 8% of injuries and fatalities.
- Machinery & Equipment: Workers risk getting entangled in or between pieces of machinery, equipment, or moving vehicles. Over 4% of fatalities in construction are caused by being caught in or between.
- Fire: When defective machinery catches fire, it can seriously hurt or even kill the workers using it.
Additionally, unsafe conditions on the property, such as falling objects, materials that are placed incorrectly and pose a tripping hazard, a lack of signage or other visible warnings of safety hazards (like holes and ditches), and a lack of visitor safety gear like hard hats, and more, can endanger people who visit or pass by construction sites.
Additional reasons for accidents at building sites include:
- Weak Hoists
- Dangerous Scaffolding
- Improperly Used Cranes
- Negligently Operated Trucks
- Injuries From Large Tractors
- Forklift Accidents
- Injuries From Bulldozers
- Defective Power Tools
- Cuts and Lacerations From Graters
- Heavy Machinery Accident
An accident victim on the job site or a visitor to the construction site should get the necessary medical attention after an accident. You can still get assistance from our construction injury lawyers without health insurance! When you work with us to handle your injury claim, you receive access to a wide range of medical specialists that operate on a lien basis. As a result, your medical expenses may be deducted from your settlement or court award once we win your case.
Who Is Responsible for Injuries from Construction Accidents?
A large portion of a construction accident lawyer’s job is determining who is at fault for an accident. Our lawyers at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker consult with professionals in accident reconstruction to help establish liability. To obtain the serenity and justice, you deserve following your accident, our team uses all available resources.
Our firm’s Southern California construction accident lawyers take into account several factors while determining responsibility, including the following:
- Location of the Construction Accident
- Worksite Condition (as applicable to a personal injury claim)
- Use of Equipment
- Equipment Safety
- Safety Violations by a Third Party Related to the Construction Project or Site
- Site Hazards That Pose Risks to the Public
Here are some of the different types of parties who could be found liable in a personal injury claim:
- Construction Site Developer
- Engineer or Engineering Company
- Equipment Manufacturer
- Equipment Distributor
Some personal injury cases are more complex than others; there may be multiple liable parties in your construction site accident claim.
Construction accidents can result in significant medical expenses for victims and lost wages from time away from work while they recover. Accident victims must determine all available avenues for compensation for these losses and other damages.
First, a company’s workers’ compensation insurance will typically cover many construction injuries.
Serious injuries can make these claims challenging, so it’s crucial to have a lawyer on your side who knows how to make sure you get all the benefits you are entitled to for things like medical bills, lost wages, and any permanent disability.
In other situations, a third party, such as the equipment makers or on-site independent contractors, may also be responsible for your injuries. Our personal injury lawyers will help you find these parties in these circumstances and assist you in pursuing the compensation you are entitled to through the insurance process or by submitting a personal injury claim.
What Should I Do in the Event of a Construction Accident?
Surveying the scene and remaining cool after a construction mishap is critical. The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker personal injury lawyer advises taking the following procedures at the scene of a construction accident:
- Check for injuries on yourself and others.
- Contact emergency medical services if anyone is wounded.
- Document the names and contact information of any witnesses.
- Photograph the scene and any injuries.
- Check to see whether any security cameras recorded the accident.
- Please contact a construction accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker.
Why Choose Us as Your Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Simple: we get results! The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker works together with the highly distinguished firm of Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin, and Harrison to handle workers’ compensation claims large and small. Our alliance has produced excellent results for countless clients and we are confident we can help secure maximum compensation for you too.
Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker to speak with a Construction Accident Lawyer.
Our track record of success in numerous personal injury cases demonstrates that we have the expertise and skill necessary to obtain maximum compensation for our clients. Furthermore, we work on a contingency basis, so you will not be charged any fees or costs unless we win your case!
If we accept your case, it indicates we believe we have a good probability of winning. You can rest and concentrate on your health and family while we work on your case.
Call 866-536-5788 to learn more about how The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker can assist you with your construction accident lawsuit and workers’ compensation claim.