Your Los Angeles Construction Accident Attorneys
The Williamson Law Firm provides experienced representation for persons who have suffered personal injuries as a result of a construction site accident. When someone is injured on or near a construction site, the owner or general contractor or a subcontractor may be liable for any injuries sustained.
A construction site accident can be extremely serious, and may cause permanent disability, loss of a limb, head injury, scarring, and wrongful death. Often the medical bills will be large, and there may be a long period of disability and lost wages. Worker’s compensation may pay for some of the medical bills and lost earnings, but worker’s compensation cannot adequately compensate an injured worker for permanent losses and disability arising from a serious construction accident.
We represent construction site workers who are injured on the job as well as bystanders who are injured in construction site accidents. Our clients include laborers, carpenters, electricians, iron workers, crane operators, plumbers, masons, and all other construction trades. Under State and Federal laws and regulations, contractors and site owners are responsible for providing a reasonably safe work environment, and there are special laws in place to protect those who work in high places, such as on a scaffold, ladder or structural steel. Workers in all trades are exposed to a variety of dangerous conditions at work sites due to negligent and dangerous conditions and practices of architects, general contractors, subcontractors, product manufacturers, equipment suppliers, and others.
Other examples of construction site accidents include:
- Crane accidents;
- Falls through unprotected holes;
- Safety code (OSHA) violations;
- Construction vehicle accidents;
- Defective ladders;
- Falling materials causing brain damage or other injury;
- Electrical accidents causing burns and amputations;
- Slips and falls;
- Wall collapse;
- Excavation accident;
- Construction debris on stairs or work areas;
- Defective power tools;
- Scaffold accidents;
- Improperly stored materials;
- Toxic chemical exposure;
- Drowning accidents;
- Worn or defective rope or cable;
- Trip and falls;
- Open pit or trench;
- Faulty stairs;
- Welding accidents;
- Elevator and material lift accidents;
- Staging collapse;
- Inhalation injuries;
- Dust and fumes;
- Defective power equipment;
- Amputations from defective saws;
- Eye injuries from flying debris;
- Electrocution and electrical accidents;
- Fork-lift accidents;
- Heavy equipment failure;
- Trench collapse;
- Falls from unprotected roofs; and
- Dropped loads from trucks or cranes.
What to Do if You Have a Construction Site Accident:
Immediate investigation and preservation of evidence is often a critical element in proving a personal injury case involving construction accidents. Investigation involves examination of the scene while the evidence, such as materials and machinery, is fresh. It is often necessary to get court orders to preserve evidence. Prompt investigation of witnesses is also important.
After a construction accident, it is also critical to establish contact with the investigating authorities, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. General contractors and subcontractors, as well as material suppliers, may all need to be identified.
It is also essential that you get prompt medical attention for your personal injuries if you are injured in a construction accident. If you were injured while on the job, then you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, it is essential that you hire an knowledgeable construction accident lawyer to handle your case. We are experienced in getting compensation for victims injured in construction accidents. The attorneys at our firm handle cases from initial investigation, through trial, and, if necessary, all appeals. Through our experience and relationships with experts in the construction field, we can identify and bring claims arising from the negligence of contractors and subcontractors responsible for safe construction site practices. Because of our experience in the area of products liability, we are also able to identify accidents that have occurred as a result of defective products used on the construction site.
If you feel you have a construction site accident case, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights.