Construction projects are busy places filled with potential dangers. From large vehicles and machinery to elevation hazards and debris, workers and the people who live or walk by them face many injury risks.
For these reasons, the companies and property owners that control and work on construction projects must take steps to ensure everyone’s safety. When their failure to do so results in preventable accidents, victims have the right to seek compensation.
At Drake Law Firm, our award-winning Woodland Hills construction accident attorneys are available to evaluate your options for bringing a civil personal injury lawsuit over injuries you or someone you love suffered in a construction accident.
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Federal, state, and local agencies closely track construction accidents. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and OSHA, for example, show construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the nation. According to data for 2019:
In California, construction workers face similar risks. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR):
As the numbers show, construction workers are overrepresented in workplace accidents. They are also among the most likely to suffer serious injuries that keep them out of work. Statistics from 2019 show:
In California, victims have the right to bring civil claims against defendants who caused them harm due to negligent or wrongful acts. Whether you are a pedestrian or a worker who was injured on a construction site, you may have grounds to bring a claim if:
Personal injury claims for non-workers injured on construction sites or in construction zones work similarly to those arising from other types of accidents. For construction workers, things can be more complicated. This is because injured workers must typically go through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance to obtain medical care, wage replacement, and other benefits.
In some cases, however, a construction worker injured on the job may be able to file a personal injury claim outside of workers’ compensation if their injuries were caused by a third-party (someone who is not your employer). For example, you may have a third-party claim if your injuries were caused by:
Because personal injury lawsuits can provide more compensation than the benefits awarded through workers’ comp (i.e. damages for all lost income and pain and suffering) it is important to evaluate whether you may have grounds to bring a civil claim. At Drake Law Firm, our award-winning attorneys can help evaluate your options and how we may be able to help.
Drake Law Firm represents injured construction workers in civil personal injury lawsuits against negligent third parties and non-workers injured on or near construction sites. Examples of the cases we handle include:
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