Contact A Construction Injury Attorney For Help
The Los Angeles construction accident lawyers of Grey Law understand that the building and remodeling of residential and commercial property are continuing to grow in Los Angeles and throughout California. Unfortunately, with this, construction workplace accidents will happen.
When you get severely hurt on the job, you will need a knowledgeable lawyer to help. We’ve recovered millions for our clients for over 35 years and can help safeguard your rights if you’re employed in California. Workers’ compensation claims rarely provide victims with the full compensation they need. When you schedule your consultation with us, we’ll talk about your case, disclose how much it’s worth, and get started immediately.
THE QUALITY CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS YOU NEED
At Grey Law, our construction injury attorney is well-versed in construction accident claims. Hazards and risks in construction work are often known but hard to control in workplaces that change constantly. Employers have a responsibility to keep construction sites safe for everyone. That includes implementing safety procedures, maintaining equipment, and supervising workers. There are numerous hazards, including:
- Heavy machinery
- Dangerous power tools
- Exposed electrical wires and boxes
- Construction debris
- Falling objects
The construction industry must comply with federal laws governing workplace safety and health, primarily the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces. Regulations, specifications, inspection requirements, and job safety programs are all used to prevent construction site accidents and promote safety awareness for everyone involved in a construction project.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE BLAME FOR THE CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT?
Construction companies are liable for most accidents that injure construction workers, visitors on-site, and nearby pedestrians. Liability refers to negligent individuals who are financially responsible and at fault for your injuries. One OSHA violation alone can cause significant damage from failing to train staff, disclose hazards to ensuring the safety of the site overall. Causes of constructions accidents can include, but are not limited to:
- Defective machinery
- Defective or unsafe tools
- Exposed power lines
- Faulty scaffolding or other supports
- Building collapses
- Crane accidents and falls
- Dumpster accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Compressed gas accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trenching and excavation accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Transportation accidents
- Welding accidents
- Failure to enforce work-site safety
- Supervision errors
- Communication errors
- Unsafe practices
- Busy, hazardous sites that are unsupervised or poorly coordinated
- Violations of OSHA regulations and other safety standards
MORE INSIGHT INTO THE CAUSES AND TYPES OF INJURIES IN CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
Unfortunately, there is a wide range of causes and types of injuries in construction accidents. Some of the most common causes include slip and fall accidents, falling objects, faulty or poorly maintained equipment, fire or explosions, collapsed structures, respiratory illnesses, and so much more. At Grey Law, we represent victims of construction accidents.
We understand how detrimental the aftermath can be, as victims usually get left with severe injuries or even fatalities, including broken bones, amputations, burns, lacerations, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, respiratory diseases, and much more. One of the common injuries that people face is traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries, commonly referred to as TBIs, are defined by doctors as head injuries that cause disruption of normal brain function and are responsible for over 30% of all injury-related U.S. deaths.
If you are a victim of a construction accident, contact our team today for a free consultation with a construction accident lawyer in Los Angeles for the legal help you need and deserve.
Major construction sites should have site safety managers to oversee the safety components of the work environment and protect the workers from unsafe weather conditions, dangerous debris on-site, or other hazardous conditions.
Many different individuals or organizations may work at a construction site and therefore be liable for injuries that occur, including the construction site owner, architects and engineering professionals, contractors, construction managers, and manufacturers of construction machinery or equipment.
Many different types of injuries can occur at a construction site. Some of those injuries include:
- Burns – chemical, thermal, and cold
- Amputation injuries
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Our construction accident attorneys specialize in serious injury and wrongful death claims. We know that you need to get compensated for your injuries, and we will fight for that compensation.
Damages that you or a loved one may be entitled to recover from a construction accident include:
- Hospital expenses
- Medical expenses
- Past and future lost earnings
- Past and future permanent physical disability
- Emotional stress
- Loss of love and companionship
- Damage or destruction of property
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
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WHO SHOULD BE HELD LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR DEFECTS IN CONSTRUCTION
Construction workers face higher risks of injury through no fault of their own. When heavy machinery and poor building plans are involved, the chances of getting hurt increase significantly. Determining who should be held responsible for a construction accident is never easy. If it happened because of a defect, the legal process is much different. You can entrust our lawyers for legal help. When workers’ compensation fails, we will get what’s owed to you.
THE DANGERS OF BEING AN IRONWORKER
Studies show the fatality rate of ironworkers is 30.3 per 100,000 workers compared to other careers listed by the U.S. Department of Labor. Construction sites require ironworkers to wear protective gear to produce, extract, assemble, and install steel. When the risks are so high, you must hold your employers accountable if they fail to prepare you adequately or provide the necessary protection.
SCAFFOLD ACCIDENTS IN LOS ANGELES
Of the deaths on a construction site, slip and fall accidents from scaffolds take the lead. Unsafe scaffolding is the source of many personal injury lawsuits by construction workers and their families. If you got hurt in a scaffold accident, this article provides helpful information about the accidents we can help you recover from.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
- If I got hurt on a construction site, who can I sue?
Bringing a lawsuit may not be the first thing on your mind. But, if it is, you should be able to sue any person whose negligence caused your injury (other than the employer).If you got hurt because of your employer’s carelessness, compensation might be limited to workers’ compensation.Before you file a claim, report the incident and turn to a construction accident lawyer in LA should you need advice or guidance.
- Can I still pursue a lawsuit if I’m collecting workers’ compensation?
Yes – you can still file a lawsuit against someone (outside your employer) if you’re collecting workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, workers’ comp will never provide you with the total amount of benefits you need. But, with most life-threatening injuries, you can bring a lawsuit to recover against other negligent parties.
- What happens when a visitor gets hurt on-site or passing by the site?
If you are not a construction worker and got hurt, you can sue anyone responsible for your pain and suffering, including:
- General contractor
- Construction worker
Everyone on-site has a duty of care at work to operate under safe working conditions. That extends to you, the guest.
- What rights do subcontractors have if they get hurt on a construction site?
Claims brought by subcontractors are often complex. When injured, the liability falls on the general contractor or owner of the construction site. Why? They are responsible for operating and using “ordinary care” to establish safe conditions by:
- Educating employees
- Providing safety equipment
- Warn of possible risks and dangers
We understand that mistakes happen – and that dangerous conditions can happen at a moment’s notice. But the moment an owner or general contractor is informed, they need to address it and undergo proper protocol to fix it.
If those conditions occurred because of another subcontractor’s carelessness, you could sue them for causing your wounds instead. Sometimes there might be more than one liable party.
- How can fall protection increase my safety while working?
Most jobs require construction workers to operate above the ground. In the U.S., falling is the leading cause of severe injuries and deaths on-site. Per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers are legally responsible for preventing injuries by providing the following:
- Fall arrest systems
- Handrails, guardrails
- Safety monitoring systems
- Access zones (controlled)
Each one should minimize the risks and help keep workers out of harm’s way.
CONTACT OUR LOS ANGELES CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LAWYER
If you or a loved one got injured in a construction accident, contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorney today. You or your loved one may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our experienced attorneys will investigate all possible sources of negligence and liability to help you recover the maximum amount available. Call us today at 323-673-3655.