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Injured on a Construction Site?

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was originally created by Congress in order to assure a healthful and safe working environment for American workers, and it is the government agency that is responsible for setting and enforcing standards, and providing education and training to American employers and their employees.

According to OSHA, nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the country every day, and the fatal injury rate is higher than the national average in this particular category for all industries combined. OSHA reports that in the construction industry, the greatest hazards for construction workers include:

  • Falls from heights
  • Trench collapse
  • Scaffold collapse
  • Electrocution, and arc flash or arc blasts
  • Workers' failure to use the appropriate protective equipment
  • Repetitive motion injuries

In the construction industry, OSHA states that in 2004, most citations were issued for violations involving: scaffolding, fall protection, general requirements for excavations, ladders, head protection, requirements for protective systems with excavations, hazard communication, training requirements for fall protection, general safety provisions in construction, and electrical (including wiring methods).

Construction workers have a high risk of injury, even when the company managing the site has the most stringent safety standards. There are those companies that fail to ensure that their workers are safe and cut corners, creating an even higher level of danger. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or lost their lives in a construction accident it is critical that you immediately enlist legal counsel to assist you in the claims process. The Long Beach personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk has extensive experience in resolving serious construction site injury claims.

Construction Accident Injury Lawyer in Long Beach

There are many potential hazards on a construction site, and countless unexpected dangers that can result in severe injury. Falling objects, equipment failures, trench collapses, scaffolding accident, gas explosions and others are unfortunately not uncommon. Liability could belong to more than one party. For example, an equipment manufacturers or providers, when a piece of equipment failed and contributed to the injury, may share liability. In such cases, a claim can be filed against the company to seek further compensation for damages beyond what could be received through workers' compensation. It is strongly advised that you contact our firm to discuss your case to determine how the claim should proceed, and what your options are with regard to types of damages that could be sought.

In very serious injury cases, the future health of the individual is of ultimate concern. It is an unfortunate fact that many construction workers suffer serious brain damage, spinal injuries, disfiguring burns, loss of hearing or eyesight or other catastrophic injuries. These severe injuries will require a lifetime of medical treatment or nursing care and the individual will face challenges every day. As they will no longer enjoy the healthy condition they had prior to the accident, the compensation or settlement will naturally be very high in value; they will lose their opportunities to make a living and this must be fully addressed in the lawsuit or claim filed on their behalf. We urge you to contact our firm to determine how to best move forward and to assist you with seeking a fair settlement after a dangerous construction accident.

Contact a Long Beach Construction Accident Lawyer from our firm if you or a loved one has been injured while working on a construction site.

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