Construction sites are dangerous places with many factors making them more prone to accidents than constructed sites. The people working at these sites are always exposed to the dangers of many different types of accidents. It is not uncommon to see injuries of all types stemming from the building industry. There are cases of large falls into trenches, all the way to stepping on a rusty nail. Both cases are famous for leading to long-term health problems if there is a survivor at all. Broken bones and lockjaw are just a few of the ways a worker or bystander can be hurt.
Some reasons for bad injuries are that the types tools used to get the job done themselves are inherently more dangerous than typical white collar types of tools like pens and keyboards. Examples of the device of injury on a job-site include heavy equipment, such as bulldozers, CATs, and cranes. All of these vehicles could cause mayhem in a variety of ways due to their sheer size and power alone.
There are even cases of hidden dangers, such as faulty wiring, that could cause severe problems for you or a loved one. The environs of LA County are bustling, fast paced places to begin with, seeing rapid growth and constant land development and construction activities. The building that overlaps much of the area helps promote economic growth as the city is the home to industry, ports, and entertainment. Many buildings are built every year. Even more are rehabbed or fixed to meet current code.
No matter what the reason for the changes, there is a current demand for construction work and laborers. These accidents can be extreme in nature and cost the victim huge not only in terms of the physical damage but medical bills too. While you are in the hospital and trying to recover, it becomes difficult for you to do the legal proceedings on your own in pursuit of compensation for the loss. Not to mention, construction accidents entail legal complexities that cannot be understood by everyone.
Instead of dealing with the complexities of construction site accident law, it is best that you go for legal representation from an experienced and reputed law firm. In most cases, it is nearly impossible to fight the case on your own and receive the compensation. The right lawyers know what needs to be done to strengthen your case and get you the compensation you deserve for the loss you have incurred.
You can get compensation for the medical expenses that you had to make when you were injured and any loss of wage that has resulted from the accident. Ehline Law Firm PC has the right team of lawyers and attorneys who can help anyone in Los Angeles with a construction site accident case.
Contractor's Duty to Prevent Injury
Employers and contractors of job sites and projects have a legal and moral duty to keep construction zones free from danger for their workers. These duties include promulgation and enforcement of rules to keep equipment, workers, and structures safe. It includes making proper inspections and proper training of on site supervisors and foremen.
The building industry is legally bound by state, local, and federal regulations that govern health, safety and welfare of craftspeople, tradespeople, and blue collar laborers. These can include workers such as ditch diggers, etc. There are regulations set forth in the local building codes, federal laws like Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA). This set of rules even has its own enforcement agency called the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
All these statutes, codes, etc., are intended to prevent and mitigate worker and bystander types injuries that are related to construction sites. They also act as a vehicle for worker education, promoting safety and accident avoidance, such as tailgate meetings. All of these regulations can be canceled out by a foreman or owner’s negligence. California’s large construction boom has caused an increase of activity in cities such as Orange, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Yorba Linda, and Marina del Rey, among others. As noted, construction is an industry with a high risk for injury.
In fact, many crafts and trades are inherently dangerous activities.
There are other injuries other than just those on the construction site. There could be injuries based around hazardous waste, acetylene torches, welding, severe burns, falling objects, and failure of safety equipment.
We also assist with mechanical equipment injuries like:
- Scaffold Trucks
- Bulldozers and more.
These events could lead to injuries such as skull fractures, concussions, amputation of limbs and fingers, blindness, burns, chemical burns, scalding, contusions, gashes, and broken bones. If you, a co-worker, or a loved one has faced an injury like those listed above, you need to make sure you talk to an advocate to help remedy the situation.
Construction: Third in Death Statistics
Unfortunately, construction accidents rank third for deaths in all major industries. For every 100,000 workers, 15 die. There are many types of building accidents, even those that are not as obvious. Injuries can occur at any time– facing people that fall from heights, using heavy equipment, or catastrophic failure. Even other issues, such lead, asbestos, and paint fumes can cause severe debilitation. People both on and around the site can be injured.
In most cases there are policies and procedures, and site supervisors to assure the work zone environment is safe. This should include sending workers home if there is foul weather, or roping off an area that is a risk for falling debris, or toxic fumes, or other hazards. This also calls for making reasonable inspections for hazardous surroundings. Failure to exercise reasonable care in the active operations of a job site is negligence.
We highly recommend that you take a step forward if you or someone you know has been injured due to an accident at the construction site. It is not necessary to be a worker at the construction site in order to receive the compensation and file a case. You are fully entitled to complete compensation of your loss if you have been injured while passing by the construction site.
Our attorneys have been handling personal injury cases for more than 30 years. They have done so with the same amount of dedication for all these years without compromising for a second. Ehline Law is a firm with lawyers who are not just passionate for their careers but have an inherent spirit to fight for justice unless the victim has been compensated to his/her satisfaction.
You can receive compensation for the agony you have gone through due to the injuries, the financial loss due to medical costs and financial damage due to loss of your wage. If you are in Los Angeles and need top-notch representation for your case to reach a quick settlement, Ehline Law is the right choice to make.