Los Angeles Construction Accident Lawyers
Proudly Representing Clients Injured in Construction Accidents
With a commitment to providing personal, aggressive representation, BD&J, PC helps clients navigate the California legal system. Construction accidents often result in severe, long-term injuries. Our firm can represent you in court as you seek a favorable solution. We have guided hundreds of clients to successful solutions, and we have the experience to handle a variety of legal issues that may arise. Call us today at (855) 906-3699 to learn how we can help fight for your right to compensation.
Types of Construction Accidents
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that nearly 1 in 5 workplace deaths in 2015 were a result of construction accidents. With the risk of construction fatalities so high, employers owe a duty of care to keep employees safe. Injuries in construction environments can be caused by several factors. These include workers’ mistakes, employer negligence, and environment factors.
Common types of construction accidents involve:
- Slip and falls
- Becoming caught in-between objects
- Machine malfunctions
- Falling debris
- Explosions or fires
Employers must allow workers to have adequate breaks to avoid injuries from drowsiness or exhaustion. Workers can also sustain injuries from overexertion, including pulled muscles, spinal disc injuries, and bone fractures. If you have been injuries in a construction accident, filing a workers’ compensation claim right away can help you seek the financial settlement you need.
Workers’ Compensation for Construction Accidents
In California, the statute of limitations is 1 year. This means you have 1 year from the date of your injury to file for compensation. When seeking a settlement, insurance companies will try to offer the lowest possible amount. Furthermore, your employer may dispute your claim. Thus, it is important to gather evidence and have experienced legal assistance from our Los Angeles construction accident attorneys to represent you in court.
Evidence may include witness statements, medical records, and other documentation proving your injuries were the direct result of a construction accident. Depending on your situation, you may be able to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering. If you were injured due to your employer’s negligence or reckless actions, you may also be able to get punitive damages.
Compassionate Lawyers Serving Los Angeles
At BD&J, PC, we care about each client. We know you are going through a stressful time, and our attorneys can work hard to provide informative, passionate representation. Throughout the process, we can discuss your options and help you make informed decisions. In addition, we can help you file a claim, investigate the incident, and gather evidence to build your case. Our Los Angeles construction accident lawyers have experience representing clients against large insurance agencies, and we can tenaciously help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Contact our firm today for a free initial consultation.