Los Angeles Construction Accident Attorney
At C&B Law Group, we know that construction is one of the most dangerous professions to be in. Construction workers regularly navigate through complex environments and deal with various tools and machinery that contribute to making the job so hazardous. There are many variables that can go wrong in such an environment, and our Los Angeles construction injury attorneys at C&B Law Group are here to help you maneuver legal hurdles to get you the compensation you deserve in the event that you are injured.
Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put stringent rules into place to prevent construction injuries and deaths, they continue to be a common occurrence.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that construction and extraction occupations accounted for 20.5% of fatal work injuries across the nation in 2020.
From defective equipment to chemical exposures and explosions, many variables can go wrong on a construction site. However, OSHA has reported that the vast majority of construction related deaths each year can be attributed to categories that they have coined the “Focus Four” listed below:
Fall Accidents – The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) reported that more than a third of all construction related fatalities in 2019 were caused by falls. Falls are defined as any injury caused by an impact between a falling person and a lower surface.
Struck by object – This is the second most common cause of death within the industry, accounting for over 15% of fatalities. This category refers to individuals struck by a vehicle, object, or equipment.
Electrocutions – Individuals that were fatally injured due to direct or indirect contact with electricity accounted for 7.2% of construction industry deaths.
Stuck in between objects – Construction workers getting caught in or stuck between objects accounted for 5.4% of deaths in the industry. This is defined as an injury in which a person or a part of a person’s body is caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, or is caught in or crushed by collapsing materials.
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Back and neck injuries
- Loss of hearing
Why Hire an Attorney?
If you were the victim of an accident on a construction site, the next steps may be confusing. You may be wondering if a workers’ compensation claim is the best option here. However, there are certain situations in which victims may be able to file a personal injury claim instead, or in addition. Every construction accident incident is unique, but our construction accident attorneys have the experience necessary to guide you through your options and get you the compensation you deserve. We’re invested in your justice, so you don’t pay us unless we win!
If you were injured while working on a construction site, you may be able to claim workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation insurance in California provides the following benefits:
- Costs of medical care related to your injuries or illness
- Temporary or permanent disability benefits
- Supplemental job displacement benefits
- Death benefits
In the event that your accident falls under a personal injury claim, our Los Angeles construction accident attorneys can hold a number of parties liable such as owners, supervisors, contractors, architects, or manufacturers. We can pursue the liable party and may recover compensation for a number of items:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Property damage
- Loss of wages
- Living expenses
- Pain and suffering
It’s important to remember that there are only certain instances in which we can file a personal injury claim, but our Los Angeles construction accident attorneys will lead you through the best route for your individual circumstance. Call us today for a free consultation!