Construction Accident

Experienced Work Injury Lawyers in Southern California to Help you Secure Full Compensation After a Construction Accident

Construction sites are known for their demanding work environments and potential hazards. The presence of heavy machinery, power tools, incomplete structures, scaffolding, open pits, and various other hazards renders construction sites highly perilous environments that pose risks to both workers and passersby. Matters are exacerbated by insufficient safety measures, inadequate warnings, and the involvement of inexperienced or poorly trained workers.

The field of construction is governed by a comprehensive set of regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Despite these safety protocols, numerous construction workers suffer injuries annually in the United States. In the aftermath of an accident, injured construction workers possess substantial legal rights that merit protection, akin to any other workplace injury.

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, our dedicated team of construction accident lawyers in Southern California is here to provide the support and legal representation you require during these challenging times.

Have you suffered from a construction accident? Contact our work injury lawyers in Southern California today to learn more about your options!

Common Reasons Construction Accidents Occur

Construction sites are always bustling with activity and accidents can occur due to a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons construction accidents occur include:

  • Lack of Proper Safety Measures
  • Equipment Malfunctions
  • Defective Tools
  • Falls from Heights
  • Electrical Incidents
  • Vehicle-related Accidents
  • Unsafe Working Conditions
  • Human Error

No matter how your construction accident injury occurred, you are protected by California’s workers’ compensation as it is a no-fault system. That doesn’t mean your employer and their insurance company will make it easy to obtain the compensation you are entitled to, which is why you need to contact an experienced construction accident lawyer in Southern California.

Types of Injuries in Construction Accident Cases

Construction accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor to severe. Some of the most common injuries we encounter in construction accident cases include:

  • Arm and Shoulder Injuries
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Fractures and Broken Bones
  • Cuts, Lacerations, and Abrasions
  • Burns and Electrical Shock Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Soft Tissue Damage
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

No matter how severe, injuries sustained in construction accidents can have a lasting impact on your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Our dedicated work injury lawyers and staff in Southern California have the experience to help you pursue compensation.

Workers Compensation Claims for Construction Accidents

In most cases, construction workers can get compensation for on-the-job injuries through workers’ comp. The advantage to this approach is that there is no need to establish fault for the accident that caused the injury. Instead, we only need to prove that you were injured at the job site. Then, we can assist you in preparing a workers’ comp claim to cover your medical bills, help with lost income, and help you recover a possible permanent disability award.

Personal Injury Claims for Construction Accidents

While you may have a workers’ compensation claim for an injury on the job, you may also have a personal injury claim. This is called a third-party claim. You need an attorney to evaluate your work injury to determine if there is a third-party claim. If you have a third-party claim, you can now request additional days for the following:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress Damages
  • Life Care Days
  • Lost Wages
  • Death Benefits (For Wrongful Death Cases)

Now You May Wonder…What If I am an Undocumented Worker? Can I Get Compensation?

Yes. PLBH can help you secure compensation for your injuries regardless of whether or not you are working in this country legally. If you were hurt on the job, you may be eligible for medical payments or disability payments depending on the severity of your injury. And if you need to file a personal injury claim because you were injured while visiting or walking past a construction site, your immigration status is irrelevant.

Steps Should You Take After a Construction Accident

Immediately following a construction accident, taking the right steps is crucial to protect your rights and build a strong case. Here’s what you should do:

  • Seek medical attention promptly, even if your injuries seem minor.
  • Report the accident to your employer or supervisor as soon as possible.
  • If possible, document the scene by taking photos, collecting witness statements, and noting any hazardous conditions that may have contributed to the accident.
  • Maintain thorough records of your medical treatments, expenses, and missed workdays.
  • Contact an experienced work injury lawyer to understand your legal rights and options.

This last step is crucial, as insurance companies often provide less compensation than you may be entitled to. As your construction accident lawyers, Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison will help you through every step of the process, making sure you receive the temporary and permanent compensation you deserve.

How a Work Injury Lawyer Can Help with Your Construction Accident Case

Navigating the aftermath of a construction accident requires legal expertise and advocacy. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we stand out as top work injury lawyers in Southern California for several reasons:

  • Our firm has decades of experience in workers’ compensation cases and has recovered over a billion dollars in compensation for our clients.
  • We understand that each construction accident case is unique and tailor our legal strategies accordingly.
  • We have vast experience negotiating with and litigating construction accident cases of all types, including workers’ compensation and personal injury cases.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay us unless we secure compensation for you.
  • Our attorneys have frequently served as Judge Pro Tem for the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board.
  • Through the State Bar we are a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist.
  • We offer risk-free, no-obligation consultations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.

Contact the Skilled Work Injury Lawyers at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison to Handle Your Construction Accident Case

If you’ve been involved in a construction accident, don’t navigate the legal complexities on your own. Contact Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison today at (800) 435-7542 for a free initial consultation. Let us help you seek the compensation you deserve, ensuring your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

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