Los Angeles Construction Accident Lawyers
Over $1 Billion Recovered for Our Clients
With a commitment to providing personal, aggressive representation, BD&J 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 environmental 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 injured in a construction accident, filing a workers’ compensation claim right away can help you seek the financial settlement you need.
What Types of Claims Apply?
After a construction accident, you may be able to file for workers’ compensation benefits if you are covered by your employer’s policy. In California, the statute of limitations on workers’ comp claims is just 1 year, and you need to tell your employer about your accident within a few days of your accident. Ideally, you will tell them right after it happens (or at least the same day).
Workers’ compensation benefits can only do so much, though. If your injury causes a disability, then you might be able to get a portion of your missing wages, but not all of them. You also will not get any compensation for your pain, suffering, and hardships endured due to your injuries if you file for workers’ compensation.
In some circumstances, you might have a chance to pursue noneconomic damages, all of your missing wages, and the cost of medical treatments not covered by the workers’ comp provider by filing a personal injury claim. You will only be able to file a personal injury claim if you were hurt as an independent contractor or your employer acted egregiously negligent and in a way that caused or contributed to your accident.
Personal injury claims are based on at-fault rules, which means the following evidence should be used to boost your claim’s validity:
- Medical records
- Witness statements
- Security camera footage
Compassionate Lawyers Serving Injury Victims in Los Angeles and Throughout California
At BD&J, we care about each client. We know you are going through a stressful time, and our attorneys will 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.