Know Your Rights After a Construction Accident
As the economy gets better, construction projects start to increase – especially in large cities like Los Angeles and San Diego. Although this may be financially great, there is a price to pay for all the construction projects in our cities.
When a construction site accident happens to either a worker or a passerby, different parties may be liable for the victims’ potential injuries or wrongful death. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the case, potential liable parties may include property owners, contractors, sub-contractors, equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
Construction Accident Statistics
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 5,190 construction workers were killed on the job in 2016. This equals to more than 99 deaths a week and 14 deaths every day. OSHA further reports that the four leading causes of injuries and death in the construction industry (commonly referred to as the “Fatal Four”):
2. Struck by object
Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 631 construction workers’ lives in American every year.
Rights of Injured Construction Workers
Construction is an inherently dangerous line of work. But that does not mean that construction workers must simply accept the risk of injury as an occupational hazard. State and federal laws promote construction safety. If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to some kind of legal relief.
Although each state has its own laws, injured construction workers generally have three main avenues of legal relief:
- Filing a workers’ compensation claim
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit, and/or
- Filing a products liability lawsuit
One or more of these options may be available depending on the specific facts surrounding the construction accident.
Compensation for Construction Site Injuries
Construction site accidents often involve serious injuries and even death for the victim. With the help of an experience and aggressive Los Angeles construction accident injury, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
These types of cases can be complicated. As such, it is in your best interest to consult with and hire an attorney who can help protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
Call a Los Angeles Construction Accident Attorney Today!
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our injured construction site accident clients reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents. Our experienced Los Angeles construction site accident attorneys are available to personally review your case. Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.