Los Angeles Construction Accident Attorney
Construction work in California is inherently dangerous. Accidents often occur, resulting in serious injuries to workers. Suffering an injury at a site, however, is not part of the job. Because many parties can be involved, including property owners, contractors, project managers, manufacturers and suppliers, determining who is at fault can be difficult. If you have suffered an injury in an accident at a worksite, you need an experienced personal injury attorney by your side.
The law firm of J&Y fights for victims of construction accidents in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Bernardino County, San Francisco Country, Sacramento County and all of California. We believe that a dedicated worker should never be abandoned after suffering an injury, and strive to ensure that victims receive the compensation they deserve.
Causes of Construction Accidents
While construction workers have a right to be provided with a safe working environment, accidents occur for a variety of reasons, including:
Falls on construction sites are quite common and account for about 22 percent of all injuries. Workers are at risk of falling from roofs, ladders, scaffolding and other heights.
Tools, equipment and construction materials that are being used above a worker, and are not properly secured, can strike an individual and cause serious brain and spinal injuries, even if a worker is wearing a hardhat.
Because construction workers are often exposed to wires and faulty connection, electrocutions are common, accounting for 10 percent of workplace deaths in the construction industry.
Machinery and other equipment, such as cranes, forklifts, dumpsters and nail guns are the source of many injuries to workers.
Fires and Explosions
Hazardous conditions can arise from exposed wiring, leaking pipes, and flammable chemicals, causing fires and explosions that lead to serious or even fatal injuries.
Trench and Building Collapses
Construction workers are often required to dig trenches that can cave-in. Similarly, buildings that are being demolished or constructed can unexpectedly collapse, killing or seriously injuring workers.
Medical Conditions Caused by Construction Accidents
Even with careful actions and proper safety training, workers may still suffer injuries on a construction site leading to a wide range of medical conditions such as broken bones or fractures, amputation of fingers, toes or limbs, cuts or lacerations from exposed nails, tools and machinery, eye injuries or loss of vision, loss of hearing from loud noises and even head or brain injuries from falls or falling objects.
How the law firm of J&Y Fights for Injured Construction Workers
If you have been injured in a construction accident in California, the law firm of J&Y will fight for your right to just compensation. We will pursue intricate and detailed negotiations with the insurance company to ensure that responsible parties offer you a fair settlement. If the insurance company fails to work with us and treat you fairly, we can also file a lawsuit. In addition, if your injury has been caused by faulty or dangerous equipment, we can pursue a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer or supplier.
You may be entitled to damages for your current and future medical care, pain and suffering, wage loss and lost earning capacity. In the event that the required safety procedures were not in place, you may also be able to recover punitive damages. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a construction accident in California, call our office today for a free evaluation of your case at 888-806-6722.