Construction Accident Attorney in San Gabriel

Mendez & Sanchez - Construction Accident Attorney in San Gabriel, California

The construction profession is naturally among the most hazardous occupations in San Gabriel. Every year there are thousands of worker injuries and fatalities in California due to construction site accidents. Construction injuries can be some of the most painful and severe. Further, with a lengthy road to recovery, you and your family might require significant compensation from those at fault. There may be a loss of income, medical costs, pain and suffering, and more. If you or a loved one suffer injury in a construction accident in California, get in touch with the San Gabriel Construction Accident Attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez for a free case consultation.

What Are The Fatal Four of Construction Accidents?

Out of 4,674 employee fatalities that occurred nationwide in 2017, nearly 1,000 of them (or roughly 20%) took place in the construction industry. To put it another way, 1 in 5 occupational fatalities every year take place on a construction site. These are frightening statistics and they point to a major problem when it concerns construction accident injuries and death.

The leading causes of employee deaths in the construction industry are:

These common causes of construction accidents and injuries are known as the Fatal Four. These causes are accountable for nearly 60% of worker deaths in the construction industry.

Additionally, while not on the list of four, work zone freeway accidents are also very common. There are many safety campaigns to address this recurring issue. In addition to criminal charges, when a driver hits a worker, there will usually be a civil claim also.

Do Construction Accidents Cause Serious Injuries Often?

In some circumstances, the true effects of an accident might take time to reveal themselves. Some injuries get progressively worse as days and even weeks pass. What might seem minor while at work might actually be a severe, potentially life-long injury. Occasionally adrenaline masks injuries or they simply take time to develop.

In other instances, a routine injury may be exacerbated or worsen during the course of treatment. For instance, an infection developing during or after surgery, or a greater muscle tear occurring during rehabilitation. Injured employees are protected in these events by the laws of California but they are required to actively seek relief from their injuries. Speaking with a personal injury attorney early can help secure your legal rights and allow you to recover your damages.

That being said, construction accidents can result in serious or devastating injuries, such as:

Our construction accident lawyers in San Gabriel are here to help you get compensation and we provide our services at no cost unless we win.

What Are The Top 10 Most Common Safety Infractions at Construction Site?

The following is a list of the most frequent health and safety infractions on construction sites. These violations can cause accidents and injuries that put employees' health and lives in danger. Commonly these infractions are discovered after an examination of the worksite by OSHA.

OSHA publishes this type of information to help avoid injuries, illnesses, and deaths on work sites. These incidents are easy to avoid when you follow safety guidelines.

The 10 most common construction infractions are:.

Should You Ask For a Complimentary Construction Accident Case Consultation?

Under California legislation, an injured worker has the right to file and receive workers compensation benefits for injuries at work.

Along with workers' compensation benefits, an injured construction worker may also have a third-party negligence claim. The claim could be against a contractor, subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, or other person or business. There can be a third-party claim as long as the responsible party is not the employer or colleague of the injured or deceased person. Generally, these types of cases involve either general negligence in preserving safe working conditions, or products liability for negligently maintained or manufactured equipment or vehicles.

For instance, if a construction casualty or injury is due to a crane that was built with faulty or recalled parts, the manufacturer of the crane could be liable. Here, victims can seek reimbursement to pay for their damages with a third-party claim.

An additional example of a construction site injury third-party case might be: a subcontractor assembles scaffolding which another company's worker will use to conduct his job. Further, the subcontractor fails to ensure that the screws holding the scaffolding are secure, causing the scaffolding to collapse. If the employee suffers an injury in this type of construction accident, the subcontractor can be responsible for the employee's injuries. This, since the worker was not an employee of the subcontractor.

What Are the Statutes of Limitations on Construction Site Injuries in California?

According to California Law, there are time limitations from the day of the accident to file a construction negligence claim. These time limits vary depending on who was responsible for your accident (like your employer or a third-party, as mentioned above).

Typically, to be safe and prevent any issues, a construction injury attorney in San Gabriel will file a claim within 2 years from the date of accident.

If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed as a result of a construction accident, an accident lawyer needs to be consulted as promptly as possible to assess your case and to protect your rights. Your San Gabriel construction accident attorney will investigate the cause of the accident, the extent of injuries and the accountable parties.

If the facts of your construction accident case do not require a third-party negligence claim, you or your family still have a right to receive workers' compensation benefits.


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