Construction accidents should not happen, but they are unfortunately very common. People or entities responsible for construction accidents should be held accountable, but as Riverside construction accident attorneys know, these claims are often settled quickly through workers’ compensation insurance. When injured parties and their attorneys go for a quick workers’ compensation settlement without conducting an investigation to determine whether or not any third parties may be at least partially responsible for the accident, injury victims are often left significantly under-compensated for their injuries and damages.
When construction workers are injured in construction accidents caused by their employer or coworkers’ fault, they are often limited to a workers’ compensation financial recovery. Workers’ compensation recoveries have compensation restrictions and injured workers are usually not fully compensated for the injuries and damages they sustained in a work-related accident. While some recovery is better than no recovery, recovery options are even better when a third party bears some or all of the liability for the construction accident. In these cases, the injured construction worker may bring a personal injury claim against the third party instead of being limited to workers’ compensation.
There are many possible causes or a combination of causes that lead to construction accidents. Some of the most common causes and relative factors include the following:
Since construction sites are frequently large operations with many different people coming and going from the site, it is important to have an experienced construction accident attorney who will conduct a thorough investigation into the cause and factors related to the construction accident. Investigations will involve looking into all people and entities working at or visiting the site including checking their maintenance and safety records and practices. Liable parties in construction accidents may be construction companies, subcontractors, general contractors, site managers, architects and designers, and property owners. Manufacturers and sellers of defective construction equipment, tools, and machinery may also be responsible.
Depending on the facts and circumstances of the accident, recoverable damages may include the following:
Our Riverside construction accident attorneys at The Hayes Law Firm, APC are equipped to handle all types of construction accident cases, including large-scale construction accidents involving catastrophic injuries. Our attorneys represent injury victims and surviving family members who have lost loved ones in construction accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a construction accident, contact our construction accident team to schedule a consultation by calling 323-477-1415.
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.