Were you injured while you were doing construction work? Was your injury caused by a construction tool, like a power drill, welder, jack hammer, etc.? If so, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you after a construction tool accident, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need.
Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our injury lawyers have decades of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including construction-related accident claims. You can trust that our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and recover the compensation that you are owed. If you are ready to discuss your legal options with the experts at our law firm, contact us today. We are ready to help you win your lawsuit.
Construction Tools Can Lead to Accidents
Construction work, in general, is often considered to be among the most dangerous work. Different situations at construction sites and the tools that are often used on construction sites can lead to incidents. Some of these tools and equipment include the following:
- Air compressors
- Circular saw
- Concrete mixers
- Impact drivers
- Jack hammers
- Nail guns
- Power drills
- Power routers
- Power sanders
- Power saws
- Scissor lifts
- Welding equipment
- Wet/dry vacuums (shop vacs)
It is easy to assume that these tools/equipment are harmless, especially if the people using them have experience and are familiar with recommended safety procedures. However, even the most experienced construction worker can be injured by tools or equipment that is defective or that suddenly malfunctions.
Possible Injuries Resulting from Construction Tool and Equipment Accidents
Some of the most common injuries include the following:
- Back injuries
- Facial fractures
- Finger injuries
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Hip injuries
- Impaling injuries
- Knee injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Neck injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Ocular injuries (eye injuries)
- Punctured organs
- Severed limbs
- Shoulder injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Without a doubt, these injuries can have devastating consequences. Even minor to moderate injuries can require expensive medical treatment and months of physical therapy to address. Severe injuries can cause permanent damage, and some injuries can even be fatal. Regardless of the harm that you or a loved one suffered due to an incident caused by construction tools or equipment, you should explore your legal options as soon as possible as you could have grounds to sue.
Who is Liable?
Who is at-fault for the harm resulting from a construction tool incident or construction equipment incident? The answer to this question depends on the specific details surround the incident.
If the incident was caused by a defective product (i.e., the product had a defect in design, labeling, or manufacturing), then the product manufacturer could be liable for any resulting harm. This is because product manufacturers have a duty to ensure that all their products are safe and completely free of hazards before they are released to consumers and available for purchase.
If the incident was caused by a tool or equipment that malfunctioned because of a lack of maintenance or repair, then the owner of the tool or equipment could be liable for any resulting harm. In many cases, each construction worker brings their own tools onto the site; however, some contractors might instead provide tools and equipment. When a contractor is the one providing the tools/equipment, then the contractor could be liable for any injuries resulting from malfunctions due to lack of maintenance or repairs.
Ultimately, liability is based on the specific situation surrounding the incident. If you are unsure of who is liable for the harm that you or a loved one suffered in an accident caused by construction tools or equipment, do not hesitate to contact us today. Our lawyers can help you better understand liability and whether you could file a lawsuit.
Recovering Monetary Compensation after a Construction Tool Accident
With the right legal help, you could recover compensation for the harm that you or a loved one suffered in an accident caused by construction tools or equipment. What could you recover? What type of compensation can you receive? Some of the common categories of compensation available for recovery include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Legal fees
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death benefits (loss of consortium and funeral and burial costs)
For more information about the specific compensation that you could recover, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately. You likely have many questions about what you could be awarded – our lawyers can help you better understand the possible value of your construction accident claim. You can trust that our construction tool injury lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest settlement available for your injury claim.
The Statute of Limitations
Even if you have the right to sue, failing to file your lawsuit on time could result in losing the right to sue. This is because all injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations – or a deadline to sue. In California, personal injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants only have two years to file their lawsuits. There are exceptions that can apply to the statute of limitations (based on very specific details) that can toll or pause the deadline that applies to your claim. For more information about the time that you have to file your construction tool injury lawsuit, contact our experts immediately. Our lawyers can help you file your claim on time.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our injury lawyers have decades of experience handling personal injury lawsuits and helping victims and their families recover the settlement that they are owed. Our lawyers are ready to help you with your claim. Here at our firm, we are dedicated to making our legal services available to all injured victims and their families. We are proud to offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our experts will answer all your questions, address your concerns, and essentially give you all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. We also offer a Zero-Fee guarantee which ensures that you will never be required to pay upfront legal costs for our legal services. Also, we work on contingency, so you will actually not be responsible for paying legal costs unless you win.
If you are ready to discuss your legal options with our lawyers experienced in construction tool accident lawsuits, contact us today. We can help you!