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A Construction Site Accident is No Laughing Matter

Construction Site Accident

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. Each
year, many thousands of individuals are injured and even killed in construction site accidents. Too many serious injuries are caused by a fall or dropped objects. It is also common for workers to trip over a piece of lumber that is left in an unsafe place. Some of the injuries that occur on construction sites
can result in:

  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Electrocution
  • Burn injuries
  • Wrongful death

Construction accidents — Who is responsible?

Injury cases are usually highly complex and can involve multiple defendants, multiple plaintiffs,
third-party defendants, claims, and counterclaims. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identify the primary contractor as responsible for job safety and regulation compliance. But both subcontractors and prime contractors have responsibility for their part of the project, and thus both parties can be sued.

Workers compensation covers lost wages and medical bills in construction accident injuries. However,if defective tools or equipment are factors in the accident, a personal injury claim can be filed against the contractors.

It’s important to have a Californian attorney defend you

Because construction accidents often involve serious injuries and extensive property damage, seeking experienced legal representation should be your first action. It is common for juries to be sympathetic to workers with serious injuries, so receiving a high-dollar compensatory and punitive damages are definitely possible.

CONTACT A WORKERS COMP, CONTACT KJT LAW GROUP

With KJT Law Group, you have Experienced Workers’ Compensation and Personal Liability attorneys on Your Side. If you have suffered an injury on a construction site, you should
contact an attorney immediately to discuss you particular claim. Whether you should sue
your contractor, subcontractor, and other issues must be resolved first. By having a knowledgeable lawyer in your corner, you are one step ahead of your bosses.

Working with a professional who understands the complexities associated with Employment
Law improves the chances of you receiving your rightful compensation. Let the
professionals at KJT LAW GROUP help. Call us at (818) 507-8525 or email us at info@KJTLawGroup.com for a free consultation. We will go over all the facts of your case and recommend the best ways to move forward.

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Motorcycle Accidents – 5 Statistics That Will Leave You Shocked

In 2015, approximately 8.6 million motorcycles were registered in the U.S. That same year, motorcycle riders suffered 88,000 reported injuries, and 5,029 fatalities were reported. When you’re on a motorcycle, there is very little protecting you from serious injury during a crash. Cars have a harder time seeing you. If there’s a crash, the clothing and helmet you wear are the only protection you have between the ground and other solid surfaces. Here are five shocking statistics about motorcycles and motorcycle accidents.

Hit By A Car Crossing The Street? Here’s What To Do Next

Did you know that most pedestrian accidents occur between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m.? About 3 out of 4 accidents where a car hits a pedestrian take place in the dark. This is why it’s so important to wear bright, reflective clothing. If possible, wear flashing lights that can be seen from different angles.

Department Store Injuries & What To Do Following One

Accidents can happen at any time and in any place. If you’re injured in a retailer, be it a small general store or a large box store, you may be entitled to reimbursement to cover any medical expenses. It all comes down to what happened.

Employees with Disabilities- 3 Common Accepted Employer Accommodations

Employees with Disabilities- 3 Common Accepted Employer Accommodations

Medical Travel and Out-Of-Pocket Reimbursement

Medical Travel and Out-Of-Pocket Reimbursement

New California Sexual Harassment Laws

In the fall of 2017, increased yet unreported sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace ignited a movement against sexual harassers and abusers. It was called the #MeToo movement. Now women and men alike can speak out about their experiences on social media with the hashtag #MeToo.

Tenant Habitability Issues and Slum Condition

The Supreme Court of California has affirmed that every rental tenant has an implied warranty (the right) of habitability. This simply means that landlords must keep their properties “habitable”, not only sanitary and safe but also structurally sound. The rental property must be compliant with state and local codes for health and safety.

Yes, Fully Self-Driving Cars Are Coming To California

You may have heard the news: An Uber Technologies Inc. autonomous vehicle was involved in an accident in Arizona. A human driver in a Honda CRV turning left at a yellow light hit the self-driving Volvo as it was crossing the intersection. Though the Volvo flipped onto its side after hitting a pole, no serious […]

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