How and why construction accidents happen
Highly populous cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego are in a constant state of growth. Yet all of that construction comes with a price as California construction accident attorneys are all too aware of.
Construction sites ought to be safe like any other workplace. The site owner is reasonably expected to take precautions to ensure workers’ safety. Multiple state and federal regulations exist that are intended to protect those who work on construction sites. Despite this, construction companies have been known to cut corners and get around safety regulations in an effort to save money and time. If you become injured at a construction site, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney after taking care of your injuries.
Your attorney will understand how to help you with your construction injury case. Workers are sometimes hesitant to seek out fair compensation for fear of losing their jobs. They also tend to be worried about losing future jobs in the construction industry, particularly if they are a subcontractor. Yet when you do not obtain representation, the construction company and associated lawyers will be certain they have an advantage.
In the event that a construction site worker becomes injured while working, there may be a large number of potential parties that could be held liable for the victim’s wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit depending on the circumstances. Some parties that might be responsible include contractors, property owners, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, project managers or supervisors, and more.
Construction sites are overwhelmed by heavy, loud, and dangerous tools, equipment, and vehicles such as forklifts, cranes, exposed wiring, nail guns, pipes and more. Often times defective products are a contributing factor to the accident and injuries that occur as a result.
Falls are one of the most common risks and cause about 22 percent of all construction site injuries.
Workers who have been injured on-site could be entitled to financial compensation covering their medical expenses, lost wages, lost or reduced future wages, and more. The closest living relatives of construction workers who lose their lives as a result of a construction injury could also be entitled to compensation for a wrongful death suit depending on the circumstances surrounding the case.
Not long ago, a construction worker was killed at a worksite in San Ysidro after falling from an elevated platform. The worker was hit in the chest with a pipe from a drill rig, resulting in the fatal fall. A federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation then occurred on the site, which was a large $741 million reconstruction of the San Ysidro border crossing to Mexico.
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one to injuries sustained on a construction site, the personal injury attorneys at Los Angeles Injury Group can help you receive the monetary compensation you deserve. Although we can’t undo the accident or bring back your loved one, you shouldn’t have to worry about the financial aspect of your accident. Contact us today.