The construction industry is one of the most dangerous professions. Every year, there are a number of construction site accidents in California. Often, construction accidents occur because of an employer’s failure to adhere to OSHA, Cal-OSHA, or industry safety guidelines. Other times, construction accidents occur as a result of a third-party’s liability. Third parties can be responsible due to their negligence, defective products, faulty manufacturing, and defective designs.
Contact the California construction accident attorneys at B&D Law Group, APLC if you or your loved one suffered serious injuries on a construction site or while on the job. We have recovered millions of dollars for injured Californians.
Call our office at (888) 563-4092 or use our online contact form to request a free and confidential consultation today.
When Workers’ Compensation Is Not Enough
While the worker’s compensation is designed to provide employees with an efficient means to obtain compensation for their injuries, the benefits are often inadequate to fully compensate the injured construction worker for their damages. Recent budget cuts and changes to California’s workers compensation law have made it even harder for California construction workers to obtain adequate compensation for their injuries.
In some cases, the only way for an injured construction worker to be fully compensated is to pursue a claim for third-party liability. Third-party liability claims can be brought in California’s civil courts and the benefits are not limited, like those available through workers’ compensation. That being said, these claims are often very complicated and require a skilled California construction accident attorney who is able to coordinate both your workers’ compensation and civil claim.
Workers’ Compensation vs. Third-Party Claims
Construction accidents can have devastating effects on injured construction workers and their families. Navigating both the worker’s compensation and civil legal systems can be daunting for injured workers. At B&D Law Group, our skilled construction accident attorneys have many years of experience in helping accident victims pursue third-party liability claims.
Workers’ compensation will try to make you see their doctors. In some cases, these doctors may try to limit treatment and prevent you from getting the full medical care you need. A third-party claim will allow you to see doctors of your own choosing. Our experienced lawyers can help you obtain the best medical care from doctors that do not take orders from your employer.
Determining the Full Cost of Your Injuries
Successfully prosecuting a third-party liability claim for a construction accident requires complicated calculations in order to determine and obtain the maximum settlement for the injured construction worker. Successful claims also required a skilled construction accident attorney that can properly analyze and assess the third party liability claim.
Our skilled attorneys are well-versed in investigating and prosecuting claims against suppliers and manufacturers and can help you determine if you have a third-party liability claim. Our lawyers are often able to spot potential third-party liability claims that other attorneys have missed.
Bystanders Are Also at Risk of Construction Site Injuries
Improperly maintained construction sites can also pose a serious risk to visitors and bystanders. In addition to keeping workers safe, the head of a construction site also has the obligation to keep the site safe for pedestrians and guests. They must make sure that all equipment is maintained and operated properly, that the site itself is clean and free from hazards, and that there are warning signs present to warn visitors or pedestrians of the danger. This also includes putting up a protective covering over pedestrian walkways to protect them from falling objects.
Our California construction site accident attorneys have successfully helped bystanders and other victims obtain maximum recovery in construction accident and premises liability claims. See our results here on our website or give us a call to find out how we can help you with your claim.
Assisting Victims of Catastrophic Construction Accident Injuries
At B&D Law Group, we can assist you in fighting for the maximum recovery for your lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and other costs resulting from the accident. You do not have to go at it alone.
California construction accidents often result is catastrophic injuries, including:
- Traumatic head injuries
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Skull fractures
- Closed head injuries
- Loss of a limb or amputation
- Paralysis (paraplegia & quadriplegia)
- Fractured vertebrae
- Positional asphyxia and suffocation
- Severe burns
- Fractured bones
- Internal injuries
- Permanent nerve injuries
- Wrongful death
Our experienced attorneys can work to help ensure you get the recovery you and your loved ones are entitled to. If you have been involved in a construction site accident or lost a loved one in a construction accident in California, please contact the skilled lawyers at our firm today.
Call us at (888) 563-4092 or contact us online for a free consultation.