Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations and construction workers have a high risk of sustaining serious injuries or death in construction accidents. Construction workers are not the only people who are injured in construction accidents, however. Visitors to the worksite, those passing by outside of the construction site, and others may be injured in construction accidents as well. Those who have sustained injuries in construction accidents caused by someone else’s fault deserve to be compensated for their injuries and damages.
Fontana construction accident attorneys represent people who have sustained injuries in construction accidents. They know how serious these injuries can be and how difficult they can be for the injured person and their families, which is why our attorneys work to secure maximum compensation for each of their construction accident claims.
When construction workers are injured in construction accidents, they are typically entitled to workers’ compensation recovery. Workers’ compensation recoveries usually do not fully compensate injured construction workers for all of their damages because workers’ compensation benefits are limited in scope. This is why it is important for injured construction workers to find an experienced construction accident attorney who will look for any possible responsible third party in the accident for more financial recovery options.
Construction projects often take place on large sites that involve many different moving parts. Between property owners, architects and designers, general contractors, subcontractors, and clean up crews, there is any number of people at these sites on a daily basis. Anyone party’s negligence or a combination of several parties’ negligence may lead to a construction accident and injured construction workers may bring a personal injury claim against any responsible party that is not his or her employer. As previously mentioned, there are more recovery options available for injured construction workers under personal injury claims because they do not have the recovery restrictions that workers’ compensation claims do.
There are workers’ compensation benefits for construction accidents that result in a construction worker fatality, but if a third party is responsible for the construction accident, surviving family members may sometimes collect under wrongful death claims. In California, certain close family members may make a wrongful death claim against a responsible third party for the damages they have suffered due to the death of their loved one.
Survival actions are sometimes available when the victim survived for a period of time after the accident and incurred damages before he or she died. These actions are typically brought by the personal representative on behalf of the deceased’s estate. Recoverable damages may include lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and sometimes punitive damages.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a construction accident, contact a Fontana construction accident attorney with The Hayes Law Firm, APC to schedule a free consultation. Our experienced and skilled construction accident team will work to see that you and your family are fully and fairly compensated for all of the damages you have suffered.
At The Hayes Law Firm, APC, we serve all of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, so whether you need a personal injury attorney in Montebello or a premises liability attorney in San Bernardino, we are here to serve you. Unlike other attorneys who view clients as cases, we understand that your experience has a human story behind it, and when you are in our offices, you are like a member of the family. We are ethical and compassionate, and we will take the time to find the best solution for your unique case and will work together with you every step along the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.