Construction sites in California are inherently dangerous, and workers are frequently struck by objects. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a struck-by accident, the construction accident attorneys at J&Y Law can help.
Our legal team has a proven history of helping our clients win significant settlements and jury awards. Despite the fact that injured construction workers are covered under the state’s workers’ compensation program, which operates on a no-fault basis, there are circumstances under which it may be possible to file a lawsuit to recover damages after a struck-by accident.
If your employer failed to adhere to safety regulations or your injuries were caused by the negligence of a third party, you may be entitled to significant compensation. In addition to construction workers injured in struck-by accidents, we regularly handle claims involving injuries to site visitors and members of the public.
When you become our client we will investigate the cause of your struck-by accident, work to hold the responsible party accountable, and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner you can begin recovering physically, emotionally and financially from your struck-by accident.
What is a Struck-by Accident?
Because construction sites are busy places with many moving parts, workers can be injured in all types of struck-by accidents. In fact, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) ranks struck-by accident as the second leading cause of construction fatalities — one of the “fatal four.” Workers at construction sites in California are at a high risk of being struck by:
- Flying objects — Workers can be struck by objects that separate or are expelled from machines, tools, and equipment (e.g. a nail ejected from a nail gun).
- Falling objects — It is common for objects (tools, construction material, debris) to fall from high structures at construction sites such as scaffolding. In addition, faulty equipment such as a crane, may fall onto or strike a worker.
- Swinging objects — Construction sites typically have swinging objects (e.g cranes, pulleys) that can cause serious injuries or death if improperly handled. Workers can be hit by objects attached to a moving crane, or loads on extension ropes that swing or snap.
- Rolling objects — Materials, equipment that rolls down structures, unmanned vehicles and rail cars at construction sites frequently strike workers, causing catastrophic injuries.
In any event, construction site owners and managers have a legal obligation to prevent injuries to workers and the public from struck-by accidents: all state and federal safety protocols and regulations must be followed. If a strike-by accident occurs, injury victims have the right to file a lawsuit to recover damages for the harm they have endured.
How J&Y Law Can Help With Your Claim
Our experienced California construction accident attorneys are highly experienced in handling struck-by accident cases. While injured workers can obtain workers’ compensation benefits, such benefits do not cover pain and suffering, emotional harm and other intangible losses. If your employer failed to follow OSHA safety regulations, we can help you recover damages through a civil lawsuit.
We are committed to winning you compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent disabilities and other losses. We will work to negotiate a settlement that considers all of your future medical and financial needs. When necessary, our trial lawyers are fully prepared to litigate your struck-by accident in court. Above all, we will always put your best interests first and stand by you every step of the way.
Struck-by accidents that cause injuries to site visitors and members of the public claims typically involve site owners, construction companies, engineers, architects, design firms and other responsible parties. Our legal team knows how to assess liability in struck-by accidents and will work to hold the negligent party accountable.
As an example, we can file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer or distributor of defective equipment, such as a pulley or crane. We are also comfortable handling construction accident claims that involve multiple parties. Regardless of the circumstances of your struck-by accident, we believe you deserve just compensation and we will fight to win.
Contact Our Experienced California Struck-By Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in a struck-by accident, you are probably concerned about your lost income and mounting medical expenses. J&Y will address your concerns by providing you with aggressive representation and dependable service. Our legal team will handle all the details of your claim, including all dealings with the insurance company and/or court filings, so that you can focus on recovering.
Above all, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve, inside or outside of the courtroom. At J&Y, we handle all struck-by accidents in California on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing to us until we win compensation for you. Please contact our office today for a free consultation with one of our construction accident lawyers.