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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Some of the most common dangers on construction sites include the following:
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.
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.
Some of the most dangerous injuries someone can sustain in a construction accident include the following:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.