Construction Accident

Causes of Construction Accidents

There are countless circumstances and situations that can lead to the occurrence of a construction accident and related injuries. However, some of the more frequent causes are:

  • exposed wiring
  • uneven flooring
  • lack of warning signs
  • defective work equipment
  • unsafe scaffolding
  • machines being operated by untrained workers
  • insufficient lighting

Anytime workers have been exposed to hazardous conditions while on a job site and they are injured, they should seek the professional opinion of a construction accident attorney. The same holds true for people who are walking by construction sites and suffer injuries. In some cases, injured victims may learn that they are eligible to file personal injury claims against negligent construction companies and/or employers. From recovering damages for medical bills to seeking compensation for pain and suffering, victims of construction accidents have much to gain when they take the law into their hands and work with aLos Angeles personal injury attorney, such as the attorneys at the Law Offices of Christopher Paul Mesaros.

No one will question that construction sites present various inherent dangers. However, a contractor is still responsible to ensure acceptable standards of safety for all workers. We are knowledgeable in this complex aspect of personal injury law. We represent clients who have been injured on a job site and identify the responsible party. Sometimes it is a workers' comp matter. Other times, it is a product liability case. You will find listed below additional resources related to construction accidents for your review.

The following content on this page is provided for general informational purposes and is not necessarily specific to Calfornia State Law. Please call if you have questions.

Construction Accidents - An Overview

Whether on a small project for an individual homeowner, or for a major commercial development, construction workers must deal with some of the most dangerous working conditions faced by employees in any industry. As a result, serious work-related injuries at construction sites occur with unfortunate frequency. Regulations, specifications, inspection requirements, and job safety programs all seek to prevent construction site accidents and promote safety awareness on the part of all parties involved in a construction project. But despite these important efforts to deal with the challenge of construction site safety, accidents occur and will undoubtedly continue to occur, due to both the nature of the work itself and the variety of hazards faced by construction workers. These hazards include falls from scaffolds and other elevations, being struck by moving or falling machinery, electrocution, health hazards resulting from exposure to asbestos and chemicals, injuries caused by defective or unsafe equipment, and lifting and repetitive motion injuries.

The Construction Industry At A Glance

An understanding of the facts and trends related to construction employment and on-the-job safety will help you understand the context in which your construction injury claim will be presented and considered. This overview of the construction industry will provide you with information and statistics as to employment and job injury trends in the trade nationwide. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries as the result of an accident at a construction site, consult an attorney to learn your rights to compensation. A lawyer experienced in construction site accident litigation can help you learn what your rights are.

Scaffold Injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has estimated that 65% of the construction industry works on scaffolds frequently, so it is not surprising that some of the most common accidents at construction sites involve scaffolds or other types of lifts, hoists, or ladders. These accidents are typically the most serious in terms of severity of injuries, which can result from construction workers' falls from defective, improperly installed, or unreasonably safe scaffold equipment; an employer's failure to ensure the use of protective equipment; and by objects falling onto workers from scaffolds, lifts, and ladders.

Workers' Compensation

If you have been injured while working at a construction site, your financial recovery may be affected by Workers' Compensation laws, depending on your employment situation and the degree of liability on your employer's part. Following is a brief examination of the typical Workers' Compensation procedure, but remember that your attorney will determine the extent of your employer's liability. Keep in mind that parties other than your employer may be legally responsible for your injuries (such as third-party contractors, property owners, or equipment manufacturers) and your recovery from those parties will not be affected by Workers' Compensation laws. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries as the result of a construction accident, consult a workers' compensation attorney to learn if you qualify for compensation. A lawyer experienced in and workers' compensation can help you learn what your rights are.

OSHA & Employee Workplace Rights

OSHA safety standards and regulations apply to work at construction projects, so it is helpful to have a general idea of your rights under OSHA as an employee at a construction job site. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries as the result of a construction accident, consult an attorney to learn about your rights regarding compensation. A lawyer experienced in construction accident and injury litigation can help you learn what your rights are.

When you decide to work with the Law Offices of Christopher Paul Mesaros, we will make sure that you are justly compensated for your pain, suffering and physical injuries. We are dedicated to helping you get through this challenging time in your life and will provide continual support and legal services that produce results.

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