Workplace accidents that happen on construction sites can lead to devastating injuries. Due to the large equipment, heavy tools, falling debris, and working from heights, there are many safety regulations that must be followed. Even when workers follow protocols, one negligent act by another can cause a horrific accident.
The dedicated personal injury lawyers of Okabe & Haushalter are here for you. If you or a loved one has been hurt on the job, consult a Los Angeles construction accident attorney today. We have helped numerous injured victims across California recover the benefits and compensation they deserve. Our talented personal injury attorneys have the experience you need to protect your rights. Schedule a free consultation by clicking here or calling (310) 430-7799.
Working in construction is notoriously dangerous. A recent study conducted using the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries showed that:
The physical demands and inherently hazardous conditions at worksites contribute significantly to construction site accidents. Workers must load and unload heavy building materials, construct scaffolding, dig trenches, and operate heavy machinery and equipment.
In some cases, construction is conducted on the road where impatient motorists may not use the proper caution. Over a 15-year period, California ranked as the 5th most dangerous state for road construction sites with over 76 fatalities.
Construction workers also must work from great heights in many situations. Falls are the leading cause of occupational fatalities in construction, accounting for more than 36.4% of all deaths.
Other fatal accidents include:
If you have lost a loved one due to a preventable construction accident, our compassionate wrongful death attorneys may be able to help. Please reach out to Okabe & Haushalter for the answers you need. We are here for you.
Liability can be challenging in construction accidents. Workers’ compensation will help alleviate medical expenses and some lost wages. However, workers’ compensation benefits do not cover any pain or suffering, emotional distress, future loss of income, or take negligence into consideration.
If the careless and neglectful actions of another caused your accident, you may be entitled to additional compensation against a third party. Not every construction accident qualifies for a third-party personal injury claim. It is important to speak to a construction accident attorney to discuss your case.
While you are prohibited from filing a personal injury claim against your employer, if another person or company shares responsibility for your injuries, you may be able to file a third-party claim.
Examples of third-party claims are:
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to worksite negligence, a Los Angeles construction accident attorney can help. At Okabe & Haushalter, our seasoned personal injury lawyers will evaluate your case and work to secure the full compensation you deserve. We will:
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