Construction has long ranked among industries as one of the most treacherous job types in the United States. Construction workers often work at high elevations and on inclines, and must use both hands and rely on their balance to work. In most jobs in the construction industry, there is little room for error and mistakes can be deadly. When companies cut corners on safety or fail to properly train workers, or when workers are injured from using dangerous or defective equipment, injured workers may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Injuries from construction accidents may be very serious and cause permanent disability.
Types of Construction Accident Injuries
The Northern California personal injury attorneys at Estey Bomberger have represented victims of construction accidents with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, second and third degree burn injuries, inhalation injuries, amputation injuries and other serious and catastrophic injuries. We are familiar with the many ways that serious injuries can forever change your way of life and ability to provide for your family. Our goal in every case is to recover compensation to account for all of the ways your injury has changed your life. Money recovered in a construction accident injury claim can include damages for all medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering and other accident related expenses.
Types of Construction Accidents
Construction sites are rapidly changing environments and most construction workers realize the nature of the job is inherently dangerous. But most accidents are preventable. The California construction injury attorneys at Estey Bomberger work to protect the rights of victims of all types of construction accidents, including:
Scaffolding accidents are one of the most common types of accidents at construction sites. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 72% of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the accident either to the planking or support giving way, or to the employee slipping or being struck by a falling object. Scaffolding is a temporary platform made of wood and steel used to help reach heights for construction, repair or maintenance. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) has specific regulations for the use of scaffolding to reduce injuries and death. Scaffolding accidents can result from a person falling off a scaffold, tools or equipment falling off a scaffold and striking a person on the ground, a collapse of scaffolding, improper use or a scaffold, or improper installation of a scaffold. In 2008, 88 fatalities were reported in scaffolding-related accidents in the United States.
Construction Accident Liability
If you are hurt in a construction accident on a work site, you may be entitled to compensation from one or more parties including the owner of the site, contractors, manufacturers, architects and others. If you were injured during the course of your employment, you may be entitled to compensation above and in addition to any workers compensation benefits in a third party claim. Contact the California construction accident attorneys at Estey Bomberger for a free consultation.
Serious Injuries. Serious Results.
Not all attorneys can get the same results. The attorney you choose to represent you in your injury or wrongful death claim can mean the difference between little or no compensation, and full and fair compensation. With collective experience of more than 70 years, the California construction accident lawyers at Estey Bomberger are uniquely experienced to handle all types of construction accident cases. We have recovered millions for both innocent bystanders and construction workers injured in accidents on construction sites. Contact us today to discuss your case with one of our California construction site accident attorneys.
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