While some areas of the construction field can be more dangerous than others, there is always the potential for injuries in this very physically demanding profession. However, it is a vital part of the economy in California as construction workers are responsible for building the homes, schools, hospitals, and office buildings that the entire community depends on countless times each day. So it is essential for these valuable workers to understand their rights and how to use the available benefits when they are injured on the job.
If you have suffered construction accident injuries recently, the team at DTLA Law Group is here to answer any legal questions you have and ensure that you understand the available benefits, such as worker’s compensation and the option to file a construction accident injuries lawsuit in some situations. Our team is available 24/7 to provide the fast answers you need when deciding on treatment or billing for your medical care. In addition, we are happy to offer a free consultation with a seasoned construction accident injuries lawyer to discuss your case in detail. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office today to schedule your free consultation.
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Common Construction Accident Injuries
Most construction workers have suffered a few scrapes and bruises in the course of their jobs. However, it is critical to understand that there are many severe injuries that can occur in a fraction of a second when working around heavy equipment, massive excavation projects, or near the heavy materials used in the construction industry. Sadly, the following devastating injuries are all too common on California construction sites:
Broken or fractured bones
Spinal cord, back, and neck damage
Complete joint dislocations and damage to connective tissue
Soft tissue and nerve damage
Facial injuries to the skin, nose, mouth, teeth, ears, and eyes
Severe lacerations and puncture wounds often involve damage to internal organs or internal bleeding
Head injuries ranging from a concussion or skull fracture to a brain hemorrhage, contusion, or other traumatic head injury
The Leading Causes Of Construction Accident Injuries According To OSHA
When ranking the causes of severe construction accident injuries, OSHA determined that four categories result in the most serious injuries construction workers suffer. These hazards include:
Falls – Falls are responsible for over 33% of all fatalities on construction sites and countless other life-altering injuries each year
Being Struck By An Object – Nearly 10% of all construction site fatalities are caused when the victim is struck by an object, and it also accounts for a significant number of severe injuries
Caught In Or Between – these crushing-type accidents are to blame for around 5% of all construction-related deaths each year when the victim is crushed between equipment or other large objects – it also accounts for a significant number of permanent disabilities
Electrocution – It is certainly hard to believe that almost 10% of all construction-related deaths are caused by electricity, in addition to many severe and life-altering injuries
In addition to these common causes of construction accident injuries, there are several that are not actually related to the victim’s job or task on the construction site. But often, these incidents can turn innocent bystanders or even guests at the construction site into victims. These incidents include:
Heavy Equipment Or Tool Failures
Collapse Of A Building Or Scaffolding
If you or a loved one has suffered construction accident injuries, please get in touch with the experts at DTLA Law Group for guidance in getting the help and care that is owed for the injuries you sustained while working on a construction site.
Did You Know That You Might Have Options Beyond Worker’s Compensation Benefits?
Most people are aware that worker’s compensation provides medical care and other benefits to workers who are hurt on the job. The program covers up to $1M in medical care for the victim and up to 66% of their lost wages while healing from their injuries. But it is essential to understand that you could be entitled to more than these primary benefits in some cases. If your DTLA Law Group construction accident injuries lawyer can determine that negligence played a part in your injuries, you could have grounds to file a construction accident injuries lawsuit.
Determining when negligence has had a role in a construction injury accident is often very challenging. However, the experts at DTLA Law Group have extensive experience in getting to the root cause of construction accident injuries to find which of the following parties is responsible for our client’s demise:
Designers, Engineers, Architects
Heavy Equipment Manufacturers
Equipment Rental Companies
If you have suffered injuries in a construction accident, please do not sign any documents or agree to any compensation until you speak to the expert construction injury lawyers at DTLA Law Group. We are here to help protect your rights and financial security today and in the future. And please understand that we work for no one but you. We will protect your best interest to ensure that you and your loved ones have the compensation you deserve for the injuries and losses you sustained.
Understanding The Time Limit To File A Construction Accident Injuries Lawsuit
Sadly, many injured construction workers are misled to believe that worker’s compensation is the only help they will get if they have been hurt on the job. When a company is liable for your injuries due to negligence, they understand that you have only two years from the date of the incident to file a civil case against them. And if they can prevent you from filing for that time, they will not have to face you in court. That is because after two years have passed, you lose your right to seek a civil lawsuit against the responsible party, even if they were negligent.
To make this just a little more complicated, it is vital to know that if the responsible party was a government entity, you have only six months from the date of the injury to file a civil claim. So it is essential that you contact the experts at DTLA Law Group as soon as possible after suffering a construction accident injury. Our team will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected and to secure the most robust construction accident injuries lawsuit settlement or verdict allowed by law.
How Much Is A Civil Construction Accident Injuries Lawsuit Worth?
The best way to estimate the value of your civil lawsuit is to schedule a free consultation with the construction accident injuries lawyers at DTLA Law Group. Each lawsuit value is based on the losses and expenses incurred by the victim as well as a possible dollar amount for pain and suffering. The items you will include in your claim are typically:
All medical bills related to the treatment of your injuries, including medications, essential medical devices, long-term care, and future medical care required
Your lost wages due to your injuries – if you received any worker’s comp benefits, the lost wages would be less the amount of that benefit
The value of any personal property damaged in the incident
Your legal fees for representation and preparation of the construction accident injuries lawsuit
In some cases involving negligence, that is an amount added to the claim for punitive damages
The staff at DTLA Law Group is here to assist you in compiling all of the information needed to determine the amount of your construction accident injuries lawsuit and see that you get the most compensation possible for your injuries, pain, and losses. Don’t hesitate to contact our team today to ensure you have the legal representation and guidance you need to protect yourself, your rights, and your loved ones.
Getting The Best Legal Team For Your Construction Accident Injuries Lawsuit
Many personal injury victims struggle with financial hardships when they cannot work and face massive medical bills. So they tend to think that they cannot afford to hire the best legal team to handle their lawsuit. However, we at DTLA Law Group believe you deserve the best legal team possible, regardless of your ability to pay upfront legal fees.
We provide our services with no upfront fees or expenses to ensure that you have the expert legal team you deserve. Instead, we only get paid after we have secured the settlement or verdict you need to pay medical expenses, legal fees, and other costs related to your injuries. This policy takes the pressure off you and allows you to focus on healing and regaining your everyday life. And if we fail to win your case, you owe us nothing.
Honesty, transparency, and ethical business practices are the foundation of our business. And we believe that they are a significant part of our success. So when you have suffered construction accident injuries and are unsure whom to trust for reliable legal advice and solutions, please get in touch with DTLA Law Group. Your consultation is free, and you can count on our team to provide an honest evaluation of your incident. If we believe you have grounds for a construction accident injuries lawsuit, we will advise you on how to move forward. And we will take the case with no money down and our pledge to secure the compensation you deserve for the injuries and pain you have endured.
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