Although ongoing construction keeps our California economy thriving, construction sites are known to be dangerous places to work. If you work in construction and have suffered a serious injury at your workplace, you are entitled to just compensation, quite possibly beyond your workers’ compensation benefits. To find out if this is the case, contact Compass Law Group, LLP for a free consultation.
Common Injuries from Construction Accidents
Unfortunately, although there are laws and regulations in place to protect construction workers from work-related injuries, individuals in this line of work remain at far greater risk of severe injury than the general population. The following are all too common in the construction industry:
- Neck and back injuries
- Burn injuries
- Bones fractures
- Knee or shoulder injuries
- Muscle, tendon or ligament tears
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage or loss
- Loss of limb or digit
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
Many construction accidents, some involving pedestrians just passing by a construction site, result in wrongful death. Whatever the circumstances or severity of your construction accident injury, Compass Law Group is here for you.
The Fatal Four Construction Site Accidents
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the four leading causes of fatal injuries at construction sites are:
Falls, from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, and other heights — the most common construction injury— result in nearly 38 percent of construction fatalities.
Struck by object injuries, resulting when workers or others are struck by improperly secured tools, equipment, or construction materials, account for more than 9 percent of construction site fatalities.
Caught-in/between injuries involve the horror of an individual being trapped or crushed by collapsing structures or trenches. These cause over 7 percent of construction worker fatalities.
Electrocutions, in which workers are impacted by exposed wires and electrical currents, account for more than 8 percent of construction site fatalities.
In addition to the Fatal Four, construction workers are also at risk of being seriously injured by:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Trench collapses
- Fires and explosions
- Equipment accidents
- Demolition accidents
Depending on which type of construction accident you are involved in, you may suffer various types of catastrophic injuries. Negligence at construction sites may also put you at risk for respiratory illness by exposing you to toxins or repetitive motion injuries due to frequent bending, lifting, overreaching or other exertion.
Why You Need the Construction Accident Attorneys at Compass Law Group
Our two founding attorneys, Joseph Shirazi, Esq. and Simon Esfandi, Esq., not only have impeccable credentials, but have a well-earned reputation for:
- Strong communication, negotiation, and litigation skills
- Comprehensive knowledge of the law
- Outstanding record of positive outcomes
- Paying attention to pertinent details
- Sharp investigative and research skills
- Having a well-appointed network of experts to call upon for supportive testimony
- Inclusivity and a desire to serve all members of the community
If you are seeking premium construction accident attorneys in California, Compass Law Group is the place to come. Beyond all else, we are compassionate, well aware that you are going through what is no doubt one of the most challenging periods of your life.
The physical and emotional trauma you and your loved ones are going through are overwhelming enough. Not wanting to add financial stress to your burden, we will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we win you the compensation you deserve.
Where Workers’ Comp Ends and Third-Party Lawsuits Begin
In California, construction companies with one or more employees are required to have workers’ compensation insurance to cover all medical costs and provide an income for employees who have suffered injuries on the job and are unable to work during recovery. Workers’ comp, however, does not provide funds for pain and suffering nor other noneconomic damages.
Nonetheless, in many cases, a third-party’s negligence has caused the construction accident in which case that third party can be sued for damages beyond what workers’ comp covered. This is why it is essential to contact a knowledgeable construction accident attorney to protect your right to fair compensation.
Who is liable for a construction accident?
Our construction accident attorneys will determine the identity of the negligent party through a careful investigation. Depending on the situation, we may file a personal injury lawsuit against one of the following:
- Property owner who did not maintain a safe environment
- Negligent contractor who failed to hire a qualified or responsible employee
- Equipment manufacturer of a defective tool or piece of equipment
- Vehicle manufacturer who sold a malfunctioning auto part
- Trucking company whose driver ignored signs warning of roadwork
Once you become our client, we will provide you with responsive, effective representation no matter how large or powerful the opposition.
Damages We Will Fight For
We know that if you have been seriously injured in a construction site accident, the toll on you and your family has been great. Our construction accident law team can leverage our sharp skills and extensive knowledge to fight for damages to cover:
- Unpaid medical expenses/rehabilitative care
- Lost income and/or loss of earning capacity
- Alterations to make your home accessible
- Replacement services
- Psychological counseling
- Property damage or loss
- Long-term nursing care
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Permanent disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Final medical costs, funeral costs, loss of financial
and emotional support (in cases of wrongful death)
Above all, we will stand by you every step of the way and fight tirelessly to win you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Experienced Construction Accident Attorneys Today
Don’t let yourself be victimized twice. If you have suffered serious harm at a construction site due to someone else’s negligence, you are legally entitled to damages. This is not something you can do alone. You need the powerful support of well-trained, accomplished construction accident attorneys. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We are ready and eager to help secure your future.