A booming California economy has spurred a significant growth in new construction projects particularly in Los Angeles and throughout the Southern California region. An upbeat construction industry, however, brings increased risks of construction site accidents despite California’s strict regulations requiring safety measures in the work site and a growing awareness of construction safety practices.
In 2015, there were approximately 313,000 construction workers in Southern California. Construction jobs are one of the most dangerous occupations that expose workers to hazardous conditions in the workplace.
Common Construction Site Injuries
A construction worker can suffer injuries as a result of:
- Collapsing scaffolding or climbing work platforms
- Being struck by construction machinery
- Failure to give adequate protection
- Serious falls from heights
- Respiratory damage
- Improper, inadequate, faulty, or broken equipment
- Improper, inadequate, faulty, or broken safety gear
- Injuries from lifting and repetitive motions
Falls are particularly dangerous and are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Thus, California law requires construction employers to provide fall protection and protective gear for workers performing jobs at great heights. These fall safety measures include the installation of guardrails, safety nets, and other systems and implementation of safety programs at the workplace. Despite state regulations for construction site safety, construction site accidents still happen, causing fatal and severe injuries to workers. If you or a loved one has sustained severe injuries in a construction site accident, the attorneys at
Binder & Associates can help you pursue reasonable compensation for your injuries.
Why You Need a Construction Site Accident Attorney
A construction accident is not always just a workers’ compensation case. Multiple parties may have caused your injuries. With over 4 decades of construction site accident experience, our construction site accident lawyers understand how various factors may be involved in producing your injuries. Our lawyers know how to examine all the angles of an accident and determine each party’s responsibility in the accident.
Los Angeles Construction Site Attorneys
In addition to helping you with any personal injury lawsuit claims you might have, we will help you get any workers’ compensation benefits that you are entitled to receive. Call our Los Angeles construction site accident attorneys at (626) 793-9124 to schedule a free initial consultation. Our Firm handles all injury claims and wrongful death cases on contingency fee basis—you pay our fees only when you recover compensation.