FULLERTON Construction Accident LawYER


While nobody should ever have to worry about going to work and potentially sustaining an injury, this is a situation that can happen. In fact, one of the most dangerous industries is construction. Workers in this industry suffer numerous injuries each year because there are many dangers in the workplace, and when you combine negligence, this is a recipe for disaster. 

Our Fullerton construction accident attorneys at Pirnia Law Group have a firm commitment to helping workers who suffer injuries on construction sites. We know the various dangers that exist in the industry and how negligence may play a role.

If you find yourself dealing with the long-term pain and suffering often following a construction accident, know that we’ll be there to advocate your rights. 

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What Dangers Exist on Construction Sites?

In order to prove negligence and hold someone accountable for a construction site accident, it’s vital to recognize what dangers may exist on a construction site. Unfortunately, there are many aspects involved, but when any of these exist, it can lead to some of the most significant harm.

Some of the most common dangers on construction sites include the following:

  • Falls from high areas such as scaffoldings
  • Falling objects such as unsecured tools
  • Heavy machinery defects, such as tools without safety guards or electrical issues
  • Forklift and other vehicle accidents
  • Faulty safety equipment such as broken harnesses

Whenever a danger exists, it’s vital for workers to be as safe as possible. Employers, contractors, and more must ensure safety is a top priority. When they don’t, they can be held accountable for any injury on a construction site.

Who is Responsible for Construction Site Accidents?

Responsibility is often dependent on the situation in which the accident occurs. Some accidents can result from just that: an accident. However, there are many situations in which negligence can cause significant harm. When you understand where negligence arises, you can recognize liability.

For instance, the following individuals may be accountable: 

  • Employer: Employers can be liable if they hire untrained workers, fail to train properly, or fail to provide safety equipment.

  • Contractor: The general contractor must enforce safety on a construction site and ensure every worker is operating with this in mind. When they fail to do so, it can lead to some of the most significant harm.

  • Co-workers: Some situations may involve the negligence of a co-worker. For instance, if someone on the job site comes to work under the influence and drops a tool from a high area that hits you, that co-worker may hold some liability.

  • Property owners: If you’re a construction worker working on someone else’s property, the owner must ensure the property is free of dangers that can cause you harm. Failure to do so is negligence.

When you know who is responsible, you can work with an attorney to determine what your rights are and work through the process to pursue compensation.

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Can Pedestrians Be Victims in Construction Accidents?

When you think of a construction accident, you most often think of workers on the construction site suffering injuries. However, workers are not the only people at significant risk of harm, especially when you consider many of these sites are close to the street and sidewalks.

As such, pedestrians may be victims of construction accidents. Many of the accidents that can involve pedestrians include falling items, failing scaffolding, and open trenches. In any situation, pedestrians may sustain some of the most significant harm as they don’t expect the potential danger, nor do they have equipment to minimize the impact.

Workplace Injuries You May Sustain

In a construction accident, you can suffer some significant injuries with long-term problems that you may endure. Because some of these injuries can be catastrophic, you want to ensure that you get medical care quickly after the accident occurs to start treatment and the recovery process. Unfortunately, some of these injuries have no cure, and it’s vital for you to pursue compensation to help cover much of the lifetime expenses that come with such harm. 

Some of the most dangerous injuries someone can sustain in a construction accident include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries that can occur because of a slip and fall, fall from a high area, or falling objects
  • Spinal cord injuries from high falls, slip and falls, and even caught in between accidents
  • Broken bones from high falls
  • Cuts and lacerations from unsafe work tools or heavy machinery
  • Internal organ damage from falls and stuck in between accidents

Unfortunately, some of these injuries can be permanently disabling or even fatal. These injuries often require long-term medical care and attention, specialized medical equipment, medication, and more. It’s vital to go through the legal process to get the compensation you need and deserve to cover the expenses associated with any losses you experience.

Working with an attorney can help you throughout the process so you can focus on your own health while your legal counsel handles the complex matters.


What are common causes of construction accidents?

On a construction site, you expect to be safe. Unfortunately, there are numerous reasons that a construction accident may happen, and it’s vital for you to recognize the causes. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Failure to secure tools and equipment
  • Untrained heavy machine operators
  • Lack of safety equipment
  • Failure to implement safety protocols

Unfortunately, negligence can start at the top with an employer or contractor, and this liability may even fall on the property owner of the site where the construction is taking place depending on the accident that occurs and the situations leading up to the injuries.

What Should I Do After a Construction Accident?

After a construction accident, you want to make sure you’re reporting the accident as soon as possible to your supervisor and/or employer. You should be sure to let your employer know who else was involved, where the accident occurred, what happened, and the extent of your injuries.

From there, you’ll seek medical attention to start recovering from any injuries that you may have as a result, and then you’ll work with a lawyer to help understand where you have the right to file a claim.

Protecting your rights is the most important, so the more information you have the better.

What is the Most Common Injury On a Construction Site?

Injuries on a construction site can vary depending on the situation, but some of the most severe involve amputations, broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burns.

Unfortunately, there are a wide range of injuries you may sustain, each of them coming with their own symptoms and the need for long-term medical care.

Working with a lawyer can help you recognize your rights and pursue the compensation you need to cover expenses associated with the construction accident.

What is the Most Common Accident in Construction?

While you may think that a construction site is safe, there are many things that can go wrong.

Faulty equipment, falling objects, defective scaffolding, broken safety equipment, forklift accidents, heavy machinery failure; each of these can play a significant role in causing harm on a construction site.

In any situation, it’s important to analyze the accident to determine a cause, after which you can work to determine liability and hold the responsible party accountable for the damages you may have sustained. 

What are Damages in a Construction Accident?

Pursuing a construction accident claim means pursuing compensation and damages associated with the injuries you sustain. As such, you may recover damages for medical expenses including procedures, inpatient care, medication, and ongoing services you may need.

You may also pursue lost wages if you’re unable to work. Physical therapy may also be covered by damages recovered in a claim or lawsuit. Finally, you can seek compensation for pain and suffering should the construction accident cause severe pain and reduce the quality of your life significantly following the accident. 



At Pirnia Law Group, we’re dedicated to ensuring you have the strong legal counsel you need to feel peace of mind throughout the entire process. We can never promise you an outcome, but we can promise that we’ll go above and beyond every step of the way with your best interests in mind.

It’s our goal to hold negligence accountable and pursue justice when you need it most. We’ll look into the construction accident, determine where negligence plays a role, and advise you regarding what to expect next. 

Our Fullerton personal injury attorneys have a strong understanding in this area of law and we’re committed to providing you with the resources necessary to safeguard your rights. You shouldn’t have to suffer after negligence, and our team is here to help you from start to finish. We offer contingency fee services, which means you don’t pay unless we win. It’s that simple: no win, no fees. 

Call our firm today for a free consultation and speak with a legal professional about your options to pursue compensation moving forward.