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Workers’ Compensation Not Only Type of Recovery in California Construction Accidents

The construction industry is well-known to be an extremely dangerous profession in which several employees are injured or killed on the job every year. In many cases, victims injured in construction accidents must rely solely on workers’ compensation, awards that are often only a fraction of a person’s regular earnings and inadequate for maintaining the standard of living a person had become accustomed to before his or her injury.

Not all victims of construction accidents are subject to this limitation though. Certain cases involving the negligence of other parties can result in separate legal actions against those parties.

The Los Angeles Injury Group can conduct an independent investigation of your accident scene and determine all negligent parties. Call (310) 954-7248 right now to have our firm schedule a free consultation that will allow our Los Angeles personal injury attorney to provide a complete evaluation of your case.

Types of Third-Party Claims in California Construction Accidents

Pedestrian collision in Sacramento CountyCalifornia prohibits people injured on the job in construction accidents from suing their employers. The same protection is not afforded to other parties that may have been responsible for a person’s injuries.

Some common kinds of third-party claims might include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Crashes on the job caused by other drivers can make those motorists liable for your injuries.
  • Defective Equipment — Many workers on construction sites use extremely complex machinery, and improperly maintained or defective equipment may make manufacturers or other parties liable for a victim’s injuries.
  • Contractor or Subcontractor Negligence — Injury claims can become much more complicated when they involve the possible negligence of a contractor or subcontractor, either of which could be held liable.
  • Property Owners — Injuries that are the result of certain property hazards may make property owners liable to victims for failure to warn them about the specific dangers.

Depending on the cause of an accident, additional liable parties could include architects, engineers, or safety managers.

Common Kinds of Construction Accidents in California

The Los Angeles Injury Group handles many different kinds of construction accident cases. Our firm handles injuries caused by what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) refers to as the “Fatal Four”:

  • Falls
  • Struck by object
  • Electrocutions
  • Caught-in and caught-between accidents

Other kinds of construction accidents in California include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Machine failures
  • Explosions
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Crane accidents
  • Forklift accidents
  • Trench collapses

Find a Construction Accident Attorney in Los Angeles

Did you sustain serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a construction accident in Southern California? Contact the Los Angeles Injury Group as soon as possible.

Our experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can help you determine all negligent parties in your case and ensure each of them is held fully accountable. Call (310) 954-7248 or contact us online to have our firm review your case and help you understand all of your legal options during a free consultation.

Note for the readers: This post has been derived from the use of secondary sources and the information provided has not been independently confirmed. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident.  Any inaccuracies will be swiftly corrected once they have been brought to the site’s attention and all requests to remove posts will be honored.

Disclaimer: This post is intended to provide general information to our readers and to honor the victims of everyday tragedies. We do not wish to cause any disrespect and none of the information contained in this post should be construed to constitute legal or medical advice. Laws vary by jurisdiction and cases often turn on minor differences In fact. Do not rely exclusively on any of the information contained in this post and seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional, where necessary.

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