Construction Accident Lawyer

    Personal injury claims resulting from construction accidents are pretty common in the U. S., and this is because construction is one of the most dangerous professions. 

    According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Studies (BLS), the construction industry accounts for 8.5% of all injuries resulting in lost workdays. Also, the BLS reported that 1.7% of construction workers suffer an injury severe enough to make them miss work each year.  

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that 1 in 5 deaths among U.S workers is in the construction industry. OSHA also gathered that the fatal four leading causes of construction deaths – falls, being struck by equipment, being caught in or in between an object, and electrocutions – accounts for over 60% of all construction-related deaths. 

    It is essential to know that if you suffer injuries in the workplace due to negligence or lack of due care, you’re entitled to receive compensation for your loss, pain, and suffering. So, if you are a construction worker hurt on the job; it will be in your best interest to reach out to Golian Law Group for help. Our expert Los Angeles construction accident attorneys will help you take up your case and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. 

    Some Common Causes of Construction-related Injuries 

    Several things or incidents could be responsible for construction-related accidents, and most of them could be unforeseeable. Predictable or not, it is crucial to be aware of the types of injuries you could suffer if you work at a construction site to avoid them or identify any damages incurred if you get involved in an accident. The cause may include: 

    • Falling from great heights 
    • Getting struck by an equipment 
    • Getting caught in or in between an object 
    • Fire and explosion 
    • Overexertion or heat stroke 
    • Collapsing trenches 

    Such accidents can result in injuries, including burns, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, amputation of a finger, toe, or limb, eye injury or loss of vision, loss of hearing due to loud noises on the construction sites, and various others, including death. In the case of death, the loved ones of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim to receive compensation. 

    Who is the At-fault Party in a Construction-related Accident California? 

    Along with being able to state what type of injury you’ve sustained and how it happened, determining the liability for a construction-related accident is crucial to how you are compensated. 

    Construction site accidents are a type of workplace accident, and as a result, you may qualify for workers comp benefits if you get injured while at your job on a construction site. 

    The construction site owner or whoever directly controls the site must maintain the property to prevent workplace hazards from happening or prevent visitors from getting injured. You cannot sue your employer for a construction-related injury. However, California’s law regarding workers compensation gives you the chance to recover workers comp benefits from your employer thanks to the workers compensation insurance they are mandated to have. 

    One great thing about workers’ compensation is that the law guiding it is a no-fault law, meaning that you don’t have to prove faults to receive compensation. It also implies that you’re entitled to receive benefits such as financial compensation for your medical bills, disability benefits, and missed wage replacement even if the accident was your fault. 

    In addition, you may be able to receive compensation if the construction-related injury you suffer is due to the negligence of someone else other than your employer. In this case, you could file a personal injury claim against them, and your claim should argue that this third party owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and as a result, caused you harm. 

    Another way to recover compensation for your loss is by proving a product liability case. What this means is that you can recover compensation from a company that manufactured, designed, or sold a product or equipment you used while at your job if you can prove that your injury was a result of a defect in that construction equipment or product.  

    Legal Remedies for Construction-Related Injuries in Los Angeles, CA 

    An attorney at Golian Law Group can help if you or a loved one has an injury due to a construction accident. We will work to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury. Our expert lawyer will: 

    • Help you gather evidence (if you haven’t yet) to prove your eligibility. 
    • Determine what claim to file – whether a worker’s comp or a third-party liability claim. 
    • Negotiate a fair settlement for you. 
    • Take care of the arduous paperwork involved in handling the case. 

    To learn more about how we can help you regarding your construction accident injury or get started with your case, give us a call today. Visit here for Big Rig Accident Attorney 

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