A construction site has so many potential opportunities for injury to workers, children, pedestrians and others. These hazards may include open trenches, exposed nails, falling debris, moving equipment, saw blades and so many others. If someone has been injured or killed from a construction site accident you need a lawyer who understands the laws applicable to recoverying from the negligent company.
California laws make a construction injury accident claim challenging to litigate more than ever. You need experienced representation to navigate through those changes and the additional challenges that are involved with injury accidents. At the Inland Empire Law Group, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, we provide the representation necessary to litigate these claims successfully.
On a construction site, there are many individuals who can create a hazardous work environment through their negligent actions. Those parties must take responsibility for protection of the workers and visitors on the site and warn them of any potential dangers. If they were aware of any hazardous conditions related to a scaffolding collapse, ladder fall, or electrocution, they need to be held accountable for the construction accident.
The primary restriction on the victim is that the injured construction worker can only collect workers compensation from their employer in the event of an accident. They are barred from pursuing a personal injury claim against their employer for workplace injuries. However, when it can be shown that a third party was also partially responsible, or was fully responsible, for the injury or accident, an injured worker can bring a suit for damages against the third party. Those parties frequently include the property owner, general contractor or a subcontractor.
At the Inland Empire Law Group, our personal injury lawyers represent clients injured in unsafe construction environments. Our attorneys can also represent the family members of a person killed on a construction site. No matter how severe the construction accident injury may be, or if it is a wrongful death claim, we can bring our experience, knowledge and a team of industry experts to establish your case and get you the compensation you deserve.
If your construction accident claim involves both a worker compensation component and a personal injury claim, we will refer you to an experienced worker’s compensation attorney while we handle any personal injury claim. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, please contact us by phone or by submitting your information in the case submission form.