While any occupation poses certain risks, the construction industry is notoriously dangerous. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
, construction workers comprised approximately 20 percent of all worker fatalities in private industry occupations in 2019. This means that, of the more than 5,000 worker deaths in the U.S. in 2019, one in five was a construction worker.
In California, most construction workers are entitled to workers’ compensation
. If you were injured on the job or suffered a work-related medical condition, you are likely eligible for benefits. The California workers’ compensation system also provides benefits to surviving spouses, partners, children, and other relatives of those involved in fatal workplace accidents. Get in touch with our team at KJT Law Group to learn more during a free initial consultation.