Heavy machinery and hard physical labor makes construction one of the most dangerous occupations an individual can have in the U.S. If you are a construction worker who has suffered an injury on the job, you might be able to seek workers’ compensation; unfortunately, most workers do not receive adequate coverage. However, if a third party is involved in the accident that caused your injuries, such as an outside vendor or a manufacturer of a dangerous product, you may be able to obtain other means of compensation. With the help of experienced construction accident lawyers, you could recoup the cost of medical bills, lost wages and more.
Types of Injuries Associated with Construction Accidents
Many construction site accidents can be avoided if the right precautions and safety measures are taken. Job crew members, subcontractors, foremen, developers and construction contractors can all be susceptible to a construction accident and need the proper training, education and implementation of all safety and health procedures. Some severe injuries that can occur on a construction job site are:
- Catastrophic Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Burn Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Loss of limbs/ fingers
Our lawyers at McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP hold construction industry leaders and companies accountable for maintaining and implementing health and safety policies on the job site. There are many hazardous situations when working on a construction job, and some of the major pitfalls to be aware of include:
- Hazard recognition, such as falling objects, flying objects, swinging/slipping objects and objects on the ground.
- Accident prevention, such as using protective gear, properly storing and handling hazardous materials and taking work zone safety precautions.
- Equipment safety measures, such as inspecting and safely handling all tools and equipment.
- Building material awareness, such as avoiding falling debris, elevator accidents, faulty stairs and walls and floor or roof collapses.
- Construction vehicle accident prevention, such as avoiding hoisting accidents and fork lift incidents, inspecting vehicles, ensuring proper movement of a vehicle and using proper work zone signs.
Your Construction Accident Lawyers in Los Angeles
Since 1993, our catastrophic injury attorneys at McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP have been assisting victims who have been hurt, seriously injured or killed in a construction job-related accident.
We work to aggressively pursue your claim so that you can receive the maximum compensation you deserve. McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP understands the importance of a construction worker’s job and are here to support you by providing legal counsel when you need it most. If you or someone you know has been in a construction job accident that resulted in a catastrophic injury or wrongful death due to negligence or intentional or unintentional harm, contact our construction injury law attorneys at McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP at 310-474-1582.