Los Angeles Construction Accident Lawyer
High-Risk Work Environment
People who work in construction are at risk everyday they go to a job site. Construction workers deal with a multitude of dangerous equipment, are exposed to environmental conditions, extreme heights and often operate heavy machinery. Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed while working on commercial and industrial job sites throughout the United States. Often times, companies that employ construction workers fail to perform safety checks of equipment or the site supervisor fails to make adequate safety precautions to protect their workers. The most common construction site accidents are usually falls. Falls can result in debilitating spinal injuries, brain trauma, broken bones and in unfortunate cases, death.
Bystanders are also at risk of construction related injuries. If you are on or around a construction site, machinery or debris-related accidents can cause substantial injuries. Failure to properly screen, supervise or secure construction sites can harm innocent passerby or job-site visitors. Property owners are obligated to provide safe workplaces for not only employees, but anyone who may be near the site. Failure to do so can result in injuries to anyone on or near a construction site.
Protecting Your Rights
Workers or bystanders who have been hurt while near a construction site are often unable to work after an accident. Their injuries result in temporary or permanent time off work, which can cause uncertainty for themselves and their families. Construction sites are busy and sometimes things are overlooked during the course of the day. These oversights can have serious consequences for the people that are injured because of lack of attention to detail. Electrocutions, scaffolding accidents, machinery accidents or site debris injuries are all injuries that could come from a busy construction site. Regardless of the type of accident that resulted in your injuries, you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Sometimes it can be difficult to determine if you can sue for negligence because many companies will require you file for worker's compensation.
Contacting an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer can help you build a case against your employer and grant you the money that you deserve.