American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

What is the biggest cause of California construction accidents?

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Large cities like Los Angeles and San Diego are constantly growing. But there is a price to pay for all that construction as California construction accident attorneys see all too often.

When a construction site worker is injured or killed on the job, there can be many potential parties to the victim’s personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit depending on the circumstances of the case. Potential responsible parties can include property owners, contractors or sub-contractors, project managers or supervisors, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, and more.

Construction sites are overrun with loud, heavy, and dangerous equipment, tools, and vehicles including cranes, forklifts, nail guns, exposed wiring, pipes and more. It is not uncommon for defective products to be the cause– or one cause– of the accident and the resulting injuries.

One of the most prevalent risks and causes of injuries to workers on construction sites is falls, which account for 22% of all construction site injuries.

Injured workers may be entitled to financial compensation for their medical costs, lost income, lost or reduced future income, and more. The closest surviving relatives of construction workers who die from their injuries may also be entitled to receive compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit depending on the circumstances of their case.

Recently, a construction worker was killed at a San Ysidro worksite after falling off an elevated platform. The fatal fall resulted from the worker being hit in the chest with a pipe from a drill rig.  A federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) investigation ensued at the site of the “massive $741 million reconstruction of the San Ysidro border crossing” to Mexico.

If you or a loved one have been injured at a construction site or a loved one has been killed at a construction site, the personal injury attorneys at J&Y Law Firm can help you get the financial compensation you deserve. While we can’t bring your loved one back or undo the accident, you shouldn’t have to suffer financially because of it. With 21 offices throughout the state, we help clients all over California as well as those injured while visiting. Call us today at 888-806-6722 for a free evaluation of your claim.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.