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
- 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) 873-0181 or contact us for a free consultation. We will go over all the facts of your case and recommend the best ways to move forward.