California Construction Accident Attorneys
Accidents that result from an unsafe work environment have received a great deal of attention in recent years. Construction workers in California are often faced with the challenge of having to work in conditions that do not have optimum safety standards. In some cases, company owners and general contractors were hiding safety violations from inspectors, the same safety standards that were supposed to be protecting construction site workers. In order to ensure that construction workers are protected it is important for you to understand the rights that you have.
At the Law Offices of Andrew Wright we have been providing quality legal representation to construction workers throughout Southern California for over two decades. Our experienced construction accident attorneys understand your rights and can inform you of your options when your employer is negligent in providing a safe and hazard-free working environment for you and your coworkers.
How Are Construction Sites Regulated for Safety?
In the United States, the federal agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates safety in the workplace. OSHA passes regulations that require contractors and owners to adhere to certain practices and safety measures on their job site. Unfortunately however, contractors or owner’s of the site or project fail to enforce safety rules to guard against construction accidents. As a result many preventable accidents often occur. In such cases, a qualified construction accident attorney will ensure that responsible parties are held liable for their actions. Contact the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Andrew Wright for assistance with your case.
Types of Construction Accidents
Any accidents that occur at a dangerous construction site have the potential to cause injuries that are serious and often life threatening. Some of the different types of accidents include:
- Accidents from use of scaffolding
- Falls from high places at a construction site
- Electrocution injuries and accidents
- Amputation or crush injury from equipment or machinery
- Crane accidents and negligent heavy machinery operators
- Ladder falls or defective ladder accidents
- Defective construction equipment or improperly modified machinery
- Being struck by falling debris, work material or tools
Construction Site Injuries and Workers’ Compensation
Often construction workers can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits that can be used to cover things such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
In the case that the insurance company denies your claim, your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance or the benefits aren’t enough to cover expenses then you can seek additional benefits through a third party lawsuit depending on the case. Our construction accident lawyers are experienced in handling these cases and fighting for the compensation that injured workers deserve. Contact us today for find out how we can help you.
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