If you’re one of many construction workers in California, you understand how dangerous the job can be. Whether you work for a general contractor or subcontractor, your employer is obligated to ensure safety on the job as much as possible. This includes providing you with proper training and available safety equipment. If construction site injuries occur, however, you may have grounds for filing a personal injury claim in civil court to seek restitution for damages against any third party who failed in a duty to keep you safe.
Employers are often protected against personal injury claims when workers suffer injuries on the job, in exchange for providing workers’ comp benefits. If your injuries occurred because you were hit by a car or in an accident where another person’s negligence was a causal factor, you can seek compensation for damages. Third parties who may be financially responsible in such situations include equipment manufacturers, property owners, architects, contractors or motorists. Construction site injuries are often severe, some even life-threatening, which usually necessitates medical intervention. Such care is expensive, and there’s no reason you should have to be financially responsible for an accident that someone else’s negligence caused.
Did an equipment failure result in injury?
It’s not uncommon for construction workers to use heavy equipment and power tools on the job. You might have to climb to high heights on a ladder or stand on scaffolding to complete a project. You might be near equipment in operation, such as a crane or a backhoe. Also, motor vehicle collisions often occur at construction sites, such as a drunk driver veering off the road or someone falling asleep at the wheel. If you suffer injuries because of an equipment failure or because the operator negligence causes a heavy machinery accident, one or more parties may be liable for damages.
At the McNally Law Office in California, an experienced legal team offers free consultation to any worker who is considering filing a personal injury claim for construction site injuries. During a consultation, you can learn more about the litigation process, including the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled under state personal injury laws. If you decide to go to court, an experienced attorney can advocate on your behalf, which makes courtroom events a lot less stressful. You can schedule a meeting by using the contact form conveniently located on our website.