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.