The construction profession is inherently one of the most dangerous occupations in Reseda. Every year there are countless worker injuries and deaths in California due to construction site accidents. Construction injuries can be some of the most excruciating and severe. Further, with a lengthy path to recovery, you and your loved ones might require substantial compensation from those at fault. There could be a loss of income, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. If you or a family member sustain injury in a construction accident in California, contact the Reseda Construction Accident Attorneys at Drake Law Firm for a free case consultation.
What Are the Fatal Four of Construction Accidents?
Out of 4,674 employee deaths that took place nationwide in 2017, nearly 1,000 of them (or about 20%) occurred in the construction industry. To put it another way, 1 in 5 work-related deaths every year occur on a construction site. These are scary statistics and they point to a major problem when it involves construction accident injuries and fatality.
The leading causes of worker fatalities in the construction industry are:
These common causes of construction accidents and injuries are called the Fatal Four. These causes are responsible for nearly 60% of worker deaths in the construction industry.
Additionally, while not on the list of four, work zone highway accidents are also very common. There are several safety campaigns to address this ongoing problem. In addition to criminal charges, when a driver strikes a worker, there will typically be a civil case as well.
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 considerably worse as days and even weeks pass. What might seem minor while at work may in fact be a major, possibly life-long injury. Occasionally adrenaline masks injuries or they simply take time to develop.
In other cases, a routine injury might be aggravated or worsen throughout the course of treatment. For example, 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 required to actively seek relief from their injuries. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer early can help protect your rights and enable you to recoup your damages.
That being said, construction accidents can result in severe or devastating injuries, such as:
Our construction accident lawyers in Reseda are here to help you receive compensation and we offer 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 infractions can result in accidents and injuries that put workers' health and lives in danger. Often these violations are discovered after an inspection of the worksite by OSHA.
OSHA publishes this type of information to help prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities on work sites. These incidents are easy to avoid when you follow safety regulations.
The 10 most common construction violations are:
Should You Request a Complimentary Construction Accident Case Consultation?
Under California law, 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 case. The case could be against a contractor, subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, or other individual or business. There can be a third-party claim as long as the at fault party is not the employer or colleague of the injured or deceased person. Typically, these types of claims include either general negligence in preserving safe working conditions, or products liability for negligently managed or designed equipment or vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a construction accident, an accident lawyer needs to be consulted as quickly as possible to review your situation and to protect your rights. Your Reseda 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 require a third-party negligence claim, you or your loved ones still have a right to receive workers' compensation benefits.
Contact Drake Law Firm so I can answer any questions you may have and let you know what I can do to help. If you’re unable to visit our firm, we can come to your home or hospital room.