As you drive around the cities of Long Beach, Bellflower, and Cerritos, you can’t miss the construction all around us. Every day, workers face dangers while working on site. The operation and use of construction equipment can be very dangerous. Even with state and federally mandated safety rules in place, construction site accidents frequently cause serious injury.
Causes of Construction Site Accidents
Some of the most common reasons for construction related accidents include:
- defects in equipment and machinery
- improper inspection
- exposed electrical lines
- roof and floor collapse
- scaffolding accidents
- crane accidents, bulldozer incidents, cement mixer accidents, forklift issues
- falls from high places
- welding accidents
- Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) violations
Construction companies and their managers are required to comply with all applicable safety provisions and safety protocols. If they fail to do so, it will be considered negligent, for which they will be held accountable. Many OSHA violations result in severe injuries and lead to long-lasting or permanent damage. According to this credible agency, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction.
For example, earlier this summer, a worker was trapped when part of a concrete pillar fell on him at a downtown Long Beach construction site. It was immediately known that he suffered a significant leg fracture, but potential long-term injuries were still being evaluated at the hospital.
More Than One Responsible Party
A worker injured at a construction site may be entitled to be compensated from more than one source. First, workers’ compensation benefits are usually available to the injured worker under California law. However, several third-parties may also be held responsible.
Because of the complexity of construction site accident cases, handling these claims requires legal knowledge, resources, and competence. The Law Offices of Robert Finn provide over 40 years of legal experience.
In these types of legal matters, it is important to speak to a lawyer familiar with the laws in your city. Robert Finn serves clients in the communities of Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Wilmington with one-on-one personal attention.
Mr. Finn takes construction site accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay any fees until your case is resolved. Call his office in Long Beach at 562-901-3388 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim.