The construction industry ranks as one of the industries with the highest rates of injuries for its workers and employees. Construction sites are constantly changing with the use of heavy machines and equipment such as cranes, earth movers, caterpillars, excavators, forklifts, pile drivers, heavy trucks, electrical, hydraulic, and other equipment, scaffolding and ladders. Construction injuries can include slip and fall injuries, including falling from ladders, elevated platforms, collapsed scaffolding, falling objects or debris striking workers, accidents with construction equipment or heavy machines, burns, explosions, electrocutions and more.
If you or someone you love has suffered serious personal injuries in a construction accident, whether as a worker or as a bystander, it is important that you consult with the Los Angeles personal injury attorney at our firm as soon as possible. You will want an attorney who understands the laws pertaining to construction injuries. In many cases, you are restricted to workers’ compensation recovery of benefits. However, it is important to understand when a third party lawsuit can and should be brought as the the compensation for your personal injuries from such claim is significantly greater. Our Los Angeles construction injury lawyer will review the circumstances of your case to determine what legal options you have in regards to the personal injuries you have suffered.
Construction injury cases may be based on dangerous or unsafe working conditions or work sites that are poorly maintained. Examples of these are: improper construction of scaffolding, poorly maintained heavy machinery or equipment, OSHA violations, exposure to toxic chemicals, or inadequate on-site warnings. General contractors and sub-contractors are legally obligated to provide a reasonably safe working environment for workers and to comply with OSHA regulations. Individuals who may be liable for injuries include the construction site owner, contractors, construction managers and manufacturers of construction equipment.
Have you been injured in a construction accident? Contact the Los Angeles Construction Injury Lawyer at our firm to discuss your legal options today!