Working in construction is not without its risks in Orange County, CA. In fact, construction is the fourth most dangerous industry in terms of the number of worksite accidents that result in death. It also ranks as the seventh-most dangerous industry in terms of nonfatal workplace accidents. The fact is that accident injuries occur every day at construction sites across the country.
Unfortunately, the majority of these cases are due in part to human error, such as a lack of appropriate safety measures, like harnesses and railings, or an absence of appropriate markings for floor openings. Therefore, most construction-related incidents result in workers’ compensation cases, and insured construction workers who hire an attorney to assist them with their claims tend to have better outcomes in personal injury and workers’ compensation claims than those who don’t.
Canlas Law Group is an Orange County construction site accident law firm. We have extensive experience with workers’ comp cases and knowledge of state laws regarding compensation for accident injuries that occur in construction. Our attorneys take a personal approach and have a passion for obtaining the compensation that our clients are entitled to. We maintain a relationship with each of our clients and get to know their needs. That way, we can provide the legal services that they need to help them finalize their case and move on with life. As compassionate as we are in understanding our clients, we are aggressive in fighting to protect their rights. To attest to our success, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
The most common types of work-related injuries occur frequently at construction sites. The top injuries that result in construction site claims fall under these four categories:
While any type of personal injury could occur at an Orange County construction site, some possible examples from each of the above categories that qualify as legitimate workers’ compensation claims are listed below.
California’s state workers’ compensation system is meant to protect employers from getting sued by their employees when they are injured on the job. This is true for construction companies as well. Employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees so that, if a worker is injured at a construction site, they can receive compensation for their injuries. Furthermore, in most cases, employees are only allowed to file a workers’ compensation claim through this system and not through the courts. The only exception to this is when an employee can prove the actionable negligence of a party, such as the construction company, a property owner, an automobile owner, an insurance company, or a government agency.
Employees are not allowed to sue their coworkers or their employers when they experience a work-related injury caused by any of the following events or similar events:
However, general contractors and subcontractors are required by law to obey OSHA safety regulations and practice site safety at all times, though they may not. This includes:
In some situations, defective products and irresponsible supervisors may be held liable for personal injury. Workers who feel that they were injured due to the negligence of an equipment manufacturer, a construction site owner, an architect, or another liable party should speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can advise a victim regarding the most appropriate way to handle their case to get the compensation and restitution they deserve.
In some situations, there are individuals on or near construction sites who are not employees or workers, but they sometimes get injured, nonetheless. These victims are eligible to file personal injury claims against the at-fault party who was responsible for their injury, whether that be:
Some claims filed by bystanders who were hurt while visiting a construction site or a location adjacent to or nearby a construction site include the following injuries:
The most common construction company injuries are due to falls. Personal injury claims filed for construction accidents often cite falls from cranes, scaffolding, ladders, roofs, interior structural frameworks, and other high places. Falls are responsible for about 35% of all construction site accidents due to a lack of appropriate construction site safety measures.
The majority of construction site accidents are a result of:
Extra cautionary measures should be taken at job sites to lower the risk of these types of injuries.
Most accidents at construction sites occur due to:
For example, many accidents are the result of:
A construction accident is when a worker is injured amid repairing, demolishing, building, remodeling, restoring, cleaning, or clearing of property using heavy equipment and in dangerous conditions. Because construction sites are prone to hazardous activities, construction workers are at high risk of being injured and must take extra precautionary measures when on site.
There are a lot of things going on at any given time at a construction site, and the insurance adjusters who are responsible for determining an injured worker’s settlement amount will try everything they can to justify not paying a construction accident claim. This is why it is imperative to work with an experienced Orange County construction attorney with a proven success record.
When you are looking for quality legal service for a workers’ compensation claim, contact Canlas Law Group. We are a compassionate and vetted firm that can help you aggressively go after the insurance company for the most amount possible for your settlement. Without an attorney, you may have to settle for their lowest offer, but with Canlas Law Group, you can get maximum compensation.