Help For Construction Accident Victims in California
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 132 workers were killed in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations in 2016. This death rate was the highest total of any industry.
The construction industry is well-known for being very demanding and often involving dangerous labor. Despite this, however, employers are still expected to maintain a safe workplace for their employees, and accidents can often occur as the result of a third party’s negligence.
Serious accidents carry the possibility of fatal injuries. Even when victims are fortunate enough to survive, they may be unable to return to work for several months, years, or possibly even for life.
If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed in a construction accident in Southern California, do not make any statement to an insurance company without legal counsel. Contact the Los Angeles Injury Group as soon as possible.
Construction Accidents in California
Most job sites for construction workers are very busy locales with multiple people performing various functions. Certain responsibilities involve inherent dangers, while others do not.
Construction accidents can occur as the result of any one of many possible causes. In some cases, a worker’s negligence may be to blame, but in many other cases, defective or poorly-maintained equipment can also be a common cause.
Some of the most frequent kinds of construction accidents in California include:
- Falling from elevated areas
- Scaffolding collapses
- Falling objects
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Trench collapses
- Crane accidents
- Machine failures
Third-Party Liability in California Construction Accidents
While injured construction workers frequently rely on the workers’ compensation provided under state law to all injured workers, regardless of fault, it is only a fraction of a worker’s regular earnings, and thus often inadequate for the costs of daily living as well as the newfound expenses for medical and hospital bills to treat the injury.
The good news for construction accident victims is that while they are prohibited from filing lawsuits against employers when workers’ compensation is provided, other parties whose negligence caused or contributed to the accident can be held liable. These cases are commonly referred to as third-party negligence claims.
A few of the most common examples of possible third parties that could bear liability for a construction accident include the manufacturers of defective equipment, the architects who created the flawed designs, or the drivers of other motor vehicles involved in the accident at the construction sites or with other construction workers.
Find a Construction Accident Attorney in Los Angeles
Did you suffer severe injuries or was your loved one killed in a construction accident in Southern California? Contact the Los Angeles Injury Group today for immediate assistance protecting your legal rights and getting justice.
Our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney will fight to help you get the compensation you need and deserve for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. You can have our firm provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case as soon as you call (310) 954-7248 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.