California Construction Accident Attorney
Understanding Construction Site Accidents and Injuries
Construction workers face some of the most dangerous working conditions of any occupation. The work they perform is physical and they are often in close proximity to heavy machinery, power tools, electric wiring and gas lines. Taking those issues into account, it comes as no surprise that construction workers account for about one in five occupational fatalities in the U.S. each year. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics from 2012, nearly 20% of the 3,945 occupational fatalities occurred in the construction industry.
There are many different types of construction accidents, and their causes may vary from worker inexperience to equipment malfunction to sheer carelessness. Understanding these accidents and their causes can give one a better idea of why construction accidents occur and what can be done to prevent them. Our California construction accident attorney can also offer insight regarding a worker’s legal options and right to compensation if injured on the job.
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Ladder accidents are one of the leading causes of construction worker injuries. Improper ladder set-up, inspection and use may cause these largely preventable accidents, and injured workers may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for medical care and lost earnings. Our team can help – call today to learn more.
A common presence at construction sites, forklifts can be used in a manner of ways to get the job done. If used improperly or poorly maintained, however, workers may be at risk of suffering serious injuries. Our firm can handle cases involving third party liability or workers’ compensation for such accidents.
Falls from scaffolding are one of the most common types of construction accidents. Falls, including those from scaffolding or other raised working surfaces, account for about one-third of all construction worker fatalities each year. It is important to follow scaffolding safety regulations and to take immediate action if a worker is injured.
Falling objects present a real hazard for construction workers and for workers in other industries. If a worker on scaffolding drops a tool, for example, it could strike a worker below and cause catastrophic injuries. If you were injured by a falling object, now is the time to obtain legal counsel as you seek workers’ comp benefits or other compensation. Call a California construction accident attorney today.
There are many scenarios where construction workers must perform their job duties around or directly dealing with electric wiring and systems. An experienced construction accident attorney at our firm will can handle any construction accident claim stemming from electrocution and electrical injuries of all kinds.
Injured in a construction accident in California?
If you are looking to learn more about construction accidents, were injured or lost a loved one, it is important to seek counsel from a knowledgeable attorney who will give you an honest and accurate assessment of your case. At Pacific Attorney Group, we will provide straightforward answers that can help you get moving in the right direction. With our experience and our commitment to protecting the rights of the injured, we are confident in our ability to make a difference in your claim.
Your ability to recover maximum compensation from all possible sources may directly influence your financial stability and overall wellbeing. Allow a professional at our firm to protect your interests in the face of a dispute, delay or denial to seek the financial and medical help you deserve. Contact a California construction accident attorney today.