Lax safety protocols and equipment failures have caused construction accidents for decades. Every year in California, dozens of hard-working builders and tradesmen have been seriously harmed or killed on building sites, making construction one of the nation’s most hazardous occupations.
The Salamati Law Firm has successfully litigated many construction accident cases against contractors, equipment manufacturers, owners and other negligent parties.
Construction Accidents in Los Angeles
We represent clients in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area and surrounding communities, and are ready to discuss your options for pursuing legal compensation. After suffering debilitating injury on the job, you need a talented construction accident lawyer by your side, one who knows how to maximize the value of your claim.
Scaffolding accidents, forklift injuries, electrical burns and falling debris are just some of the claims our construction accident attorneys have handled in state and federal courts. We understand the dire consequences of construction injuries, including broken bones, brain damage and spinal cord injury, which is why we aggressively pursue a fair settlement that accounts for all past, present and anticipated losses, such as:
- Hospital and medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical therapy expenses
- Rehabilitation treatment
- Partial or permanent disability
- Special medical equipment
- In-home nursing care
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and emotional suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Find out how our legal team can help you and your family get the justice you deserve by arranging a complimentary case review with Salamati Law.
Common causes of construction accidents
By law, every construction worker in California has the right to be trained in proper protocol and be provided with adequate safety equipment and fall protection to prevent accidental injury or death. Despite strict workplace protocols outlined by OSHA, hundreds of accidents maim or kill workers every year.
The Salamati Law Firm accepts all types of construction accident cases, including those involving:
- Falling from extreme heights
- Trench collapses
- Forklift accidents
- Struck by heavy machinery
- Falling objects or debris
- Crane accidents
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
Get maximum compensation for construction injuries
Construction in California and across the nation is an inherently hazardous industry to work in. According to the 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the construction industry topped the list with 937 construction fatalities, marking the largest number of construction worker deaths in over a decade.
Workers that survive construction site accidents are often faced with disabling injuries that keep them out of work and hospitalized for weeks, if not longer. Here at Salamati Law, our attorneys will help clients receive proper medical care for their injuries while we manage all aspects of settlement negotiations, or preparing a lawsuit for trial.
Utilizing our network of medical specialists and lifecare planners, we carefully calculate the monetary damages associated with traumatic construction injuries including:
- Electrocution burns
- Loss of limbs
- Spinal cord injury
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Neurological damage
- Crush injuries
- Loss of vision
Who can you sue for a construction injury?
In most cases, construction workers who are harmed on the job receive workers’ compensation benefits, which are rarely enough to account for the substantial pain, suffering and lost quality of life. In situations where accidents were directly caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of a third party, the victim may seek remedies through filing a civil lawsuit.
Because construction site accidents can arise from numerous factors, including defective tools, lack of safety gear, equipment misuse or dangerous conditions, it is important to retain an experienced attorney who can investigate the circumstances and determine responsible parties who may be held accountable.
Who is at fault for a construction injury and your economic losses? Liable parties may include:
- General contractor
- Independent or sub-contractors on the site
- Engineer/ architect
- Manufacturers of tools or construction equipment
- Property owner
Multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements have helped California families achieve some measure of justice in the wake of serious construction site injuries and deaths. In 2011, a Los Angeles jury handed down a $27 million judgement to the family of a 30-year-old worker who fell to his death at a site in Playa del Rey, after determining that the contractor and construction company were to blame.
Speak to a Los Angeles construction accident attorney
For unrivaled legal representation by results-driven attorneys, call The Salamati Law Firm at 888-259-4060 to schedule a free consultation. As a leading Los Angeles-based personal injury law firm, we have a proven record of securing large settlements and verdicts in complex construction accident cases, some involving catastrophic injury and multiple liable parties.
While settlement monies may never erase the pain and losses endured, money damages can help offset the burdens resulting from lost income, ongoing medical care and lost earning capacity. If you or someone you love was seriously hurt in a construction accident in Southern California, the lawyers at Salamati Law have the resources and knowledge to fight for maximum compensation. Once we agree to take on your case, there are no upfront fees or payments, since our firm operates on a contingency basis and only gets paid if we obtain compensation on your behalf. Se habla español.
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Additional Resources on Construction Accidents:
- LA Times, L.A. jury awards $27 million to family of construction worker who died http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-jury-award-workers-atlas-20160729-snap-story.html
- LA Times, Construction worker falls into well and dies http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-worker-dies-in-well-20161021-snap-story.html
- OSHA – Scaffolding https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/scaffolding/