Injured on your construction job? As a worker, you expect that your California worker's compensation will help you make up for lost wages without suing. However, if your injury is due to the negligence of someone other than your employer, a third party such as another subcontractor, a manufacturer of a defective tool or product, a delivery truck driver, or other negligent persons, you may be able to get the relief you need by suing. The Hartunian Law Firm is the premier construction accident attorney law firm in the Southern California area.
Dangers of Construction Work
Construction work is inherently dangerous. Construction workers are injured or killed every year across America, often through no fault of their own. Construction is one of the largest industries in the United States - and it remains one of the most dangerous. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has seen a decline in injury rates among most professions during the past two decades - except for construction workers. The four most common types of accidents include:
- Being struck by an object
- Getting caught in or between equipment
As a result of accidents involving cranes, cars and trucks, forklifts, scaffolding, ladders, explosions, and slips, trips, and falls, construction workers can suffer debilitating but non-fatal injuries such as broken bones, neck and back injuries, respiratory disease, amputations, spinal cord injuries, eye injuries, and even traumatic brain injuries. These injuries may prevent you from working, result in costly medical bills, require retraining, and change the quality of your life.
Our Southern California construction accident attorneys have a strong understanding and comprehension of your rights in the area. Dangerous working conditions and inadequate safety equipment are among the factors in construction accidents that cause injury and death every day. Construction sites can be dangerous to passersby also; if you or someone you know has suffered serious injury because of the negligence of a construction company or due to defective construction equipment, we can help you.
Construction workers and those who have been injured at a construction or job site may have grounds for a lawsuit that would seek out compensation for damages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and any potential loss of future earnings. Such a claim may find the owners of the construction site, the general contractors, subcontractor, or another entity negligent, and deem them liable for damages. This could result in an award, judgment, or settlement against the at-fault party. While you can't sue your employer, you may be able to collect workman's compensation and successful file claims against third parties.
Contact Hartunian Law Firm Today
After a construction accident, calling the Hartunian Law Firm is the best way to protect your interests, both now and in the future. We offer a free consultation about your case in English or Spanish, assist with costs along the way, and don't get paid until we win your case.
If you can't come to our Palm Springs or Los Angeles office, we'll even come to your home, office, or hospital room to learn about your case. Our staff will provide you with the reliable and compassionate personal service you need throughout the process of winning your case.
If you've had an accident, access to justice awaits at the other end of the phone. Call us today Toll-Free at 844-404-0007 or at our Palm Springs office at 760-575-5555 or our Los Angeles Location at 310-552-0007.