Construction Accident in North Hollywood CA

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The construction profession is naturally one of the most hazardous occupations in North Hollywood. Every year there are thousands of worker injuries and casualties in California because of construction site accidents. Construction injuries can be some of the most agonizing and severe. Additionally, with a long path to recovery, you and your loved ones might require considerable compensation from those at fault. There may be a loss of income, medical costs, pain and suffering, and more. If you or a family member sustain injury in a construction accident in California, get in touch with the North Hollywood Construction Accident Lawyers at Drake Law Firm for a complimentary case consultation.

What Are the Fatal Four of Construction Accidents?

Out of 4,674 worker casualties that happened across the country in 2017, approximately 1,000 of them (or about 20%) occurred in the construction industry. To put it another way, 1 in 5 work-related deaths annually take place on a construction site. These are frightening statistics and they point to a serious problem when it pertains to construction accident injuries and death.

The leading causes of worker fatalities in the construction industry are:

  • slip and falls
  • struck by object
  • electrocution
  • caught-in between

These common causes of construction accidents and injuries are referred to as the Fatal Four. These causes are responsible for virtually 60% of worker deaths in the construction industry.

Further, while not on the list of four, work zone freeway accidents are also quite common. There are several safety campaigns to address this recurring problem. Along with criminal penalties, when a driver strikes a worker, there will generally be a civil case also.

Do Construction Accidents Cause Serious Injuries Often?

In some instances, the true effects of an accident may take some time to reveal themselves. Some injuries get considerably worse as days and even weeks pass. What might seem minor while on the job might actually be a serious, possibly life-long injury. Occasionally adrenaline masks injuries or they simply take a while to develop.

In other situations, a routine injury may be exacerbated or worsened during the course of treatment. For instance, an infection developing during or after surgery, or a greater muscle tear occurring during rehabilitation. Injured workers are protected in these events by the laws of California but they are expected to actively seek relief from their injuries. Consulting with a personal injury lawyer early can help secure your rights and enable you to recoup your damages.

That being said, construction accidents can cause severe or devastating injuries, such as:

  • Fractures requiring surgery
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries that result in a worker to become a paraplegic or quadriplegic
  • Electrocution
  • Burns
  • Eye injuries that result in long-term vision impairment or blindness
  • Death

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

What Are the Top 10 Most Frequent Safety Violations at Construction Sites?

The following is a list of the most common health and safety infractions on construction sites. These violations can cause accidents and injuries that put workers' health and lives in danger. Often these infractions are found after an evaluation of the worksite by OSHA.

OSHA publishes this kind of information to help avoid injuries, illnesses, and deaths on work sites. These incidents are easy to avoid when you abide by safety regulations.

The ten most frequent construction infractions are:.

  • Failing to utilize fall protection equipment.
  • Failing to communicate hazard material information.
  • Hazardous scaffolding.
  • Lack of respiratory protection.
  • Dangerous power or energy supply on site.
  • Unsafe ladders.
  • Industrial vehicles not following regulations.
  • Not following fall protection standards.
  • Disregarding equipment protection standards.
  • Absence of proper eye and face protection.

Should You Request a Free Construction Accident Case Assessment?

Under California law, an injured employee has the right to file and receive workers compensation benefits for injuries on the job.

In addition to 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 kinds of lawsuits include either general negligence in preserving safe working conditions, or products liability for negligently maintained or manufactured equipment or vehicles.

If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed as a result of a construction accident, an accident attorney should be consulted as promptly as possible to review your situation and to protect your rights. Your North Hollywood construction accident attorney will investigate the cause of the accident, the extent of injuries and the liable parties.

If the facts of your construction accident case do not call for a third-party negligence claim, you or your loved ones still have a right to collect workers' compensation benefits.

At Drake Law Firm, we've assisted numerous personal injury clients to get the compensation they require to recover. We won't let you accept unfair treatment from other law firms and we will defend you from beginning to end. If you need help with a Construction Accident in North Hollywood, California, give us a call at (844) 513-7253 for a FREE consultation or visit our website at to get started on your case today! 

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