Okabe & Haushalter
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Okabe & Haushalter

Los Angeles Construction Accident Attorney

Los Angeles Construction Accident Attorney

We Will Help You Protect Your Rights

Workplace accidents on construction sites can lead to devastating injuries. Due to the large equipment, heavy tools, falling debris, and working from heights, many safety regulations 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.

Why Are Los Angeles Construction Accidents So Common?

Working in construction is notoriously dangerous. A recent study conducted using the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries showed that:

  • Construction is the 24th most dangerous occupation in America
  • The fatality rate is 13 for every 100,000 workers
  • In the last reporting year, 259 construction workers were fatally injured on the job
  • The most common accident is attributed to slips & falls

The physical demands and inherently hazardous worksite conditions 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 15 years, 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:

  • 7.2% result from electrocutions
  • Struck by incidents account for 15.4%
  • Caught-in-between incidents account for 5.4%

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.

How Can a Los Angeles Construction Accident Attorney Help?

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 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. Speaking to a construction accident attorney to discuss your case is crucial.

What is a third-party personal injury claim?

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:

  • Injuries resulting from faulty equipment or defective machinery
  • Motorists striking a worker in a construction zone
  • Subcontractors may be responsible for substandard materials that lead to an accident, like scaffolds and other structures
  • Independent contractors who act negligently; electricians leaving exposed wires
  • Property owners failing to inform workers of missing railings, ladders, or other hazardous conditions

Okabe & Haushalter Are Your Los Angeles Construction Accident Lawyers

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:

  • Advocate for your best interests
  • Prepare and process your claim
  • Provide peace of mind so you can concentrate on healing

We have helped countless Californians fight for what is fair. Schedule a free case evaluation with Okabe & Haushalter today by clicking here or calling (310) 430-7799. We look forward to serving you.

Contact a Los Angeles Construction Accident Attorney for sound legal advice and aggressive representation in your personal injury matter.