Los Angeles Supervisor Negligence Attorney
Construction sites in California are inherently dangerous; however, serious injuries can be prevented if there is adequate supervision. If you have been injured on the job as a result of supervisor negligence, it takes a skilled construction accident lawyer to protect your rights.
At J&Y Law, we are highly experienced in handling construction accidents caused by negligent supervision. If you were injured because your supervisor failed to follow safety protocols, did not properly train workers, or was negligent in any other way, you may have a valid claim against the supervisor and/or the site owner.
When you become our client, we will fight to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve. The sooner you contact our office for a free consultation, the sooner we can get to work on your construction accident claim.
Holding Supervisor Negligence Accountable for Construction Accidents in California
All construction site supervisors and managers owe their workers a duty of care. In particular, supervisors have a legal responsibility to ensure that the job site is safe — failing to do so constitutes a breach of this duty. Common types of supervisor negligence include:
- Inadequate training
- Hiring unqualified workers
- Not following protocols/implementing safety rules
- Failing to follow local, state, and federal safety regulations
- Failing to maintain/repair equipment
- Failing to warn workers about potential dangers on the site
To have a valid claim, you must also be able to show that your supervisor breached his or her duty of care, often the most contested aspect of a negligence claim. In addition, it is also necessary to show that the supervisor’s breach was the direct cause of your injuries and that you sustained damages (e.g. lost wages, medical expenses, disability, pain and suffering).
A claim based on supervisor negligence is more challenging than a standard negligence claim, however. To hold a supervisor liable for your injuries, it is also necessary to demonstrate that he or she had authority over the details of the construction project. A supervisor who held general authority, rather than direct authority over the workers, and did not have the authority to implement safety measures, may not be held liable.
Given the challenges of proving supervisor negligence, it is crucial to work with an experienced construction accident lawyer.
How J&Y Can Help With You Supervisor Negligence Injury Claim
Construction accidents are complicated by numerous factors, not the least of which is that there are usually multiple parties involved: contractors, subcontractors, engineers, managers, and supervisors. This makes demonstrating that the supervisor had direct authority over the site challenging. At J&Y, you can count on us to:
- Thoroughly investigate the construction accident to determine whether the supervisor had authority for the site
- Work with accident reconstruction specialists to show how supervisor negligence caused the accident that resulted in your injuries
- Collaborate with financial professionals to estimate your future medical expenses and income losses
- Negotiate aggressively with the insurance companies for just compensation that considers all your present and future losses.
While many construction accident claims can be resolved through settlement negotiations, insurance companies often attempt to deny claims or pay as little as possible. If the insurer refuses to pay the full value of your claim, we will take them to court. Our objective is to win you compensation that considers all of your future medical and financial needs.
Is There Adequate Supervision At My Worksite?
Determining whether there is adequate supervision at your jobsite comes down to being provided with a safe work environment. A responsible supervisor is one who:
- Hires qualified workers
- Provides training on safety procedures
- Instructs workers on the proper use of tools and equipment
- Ensures that workers who operate heavy equipment are certified/licensed
- Inspects the jobsite for safety and compliance regularly
- Corrects any unsafe working conditions
Ultimately, adequate and appropriate supervision is essential for worker safety. If you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site because of negligent supervision, that’s the time to call J&Y Law.
We have a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes in construction accident claims and will leverage our skills and resources to demonstrate that your supervisor (1) breached his or her duty of care and (2) had authority over the site.
Our personal injury attorneys will stand by you every step of the way and fight for your right just compensation. Because we understand the medical and financial challenges facing you, your initial consultation will be free and you will not pay any attorneys’ fees until we win compensation for you.
Contact Our Experienced California Construction Accident Attorneys
At J&Y, we believe that all construction workers have a right to safe job sites and negligent supervisors must be held accountable for accidents that result in injuries. When your well-being, livelihood and future are hanging in the balance, we will provide you with powerful representation and fight tirelessly for your rights. Contact our office today so we can get started on your case.