Construction Accidents in Los AngelesUpdated on Saturday 11th February 2017
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Los Angeles is a city that is constantly transforming its infrastructure and spaces for residence. Construction sites are numerous and workers are exposed to numerous risks while operating vehicles or engaging in other types of activities on the site. Individuals who have been the victims of a construction accident in Los Angeles are entitled to compensations for their sufferings, the medical expenses and the lost days or work due to the accident.
Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys have worked with many types of cases over the years and they can help you if you have been involved in a construction accident in California.
The hazards of construction work
Most construction sites, especially important ones, have a designated safety manager or an individual who oversees all of the activity on the site. However, even when observing all of the precaution measures, accidents can happen and, due to the nature of the work, they can result in serious physical injuries and in extreme cases, even death.
One of the main causes of construction accidents in L.A. is negligence, either on the part of the worker who handles the equipment in an inadequate manner or on the part of the construction site manager if he is unable to provide all of the safety features for the employees required by law. Some of the most common types of accidents that can occur on construction sites are those caused by faulty machinery, unsafe tools, power lines, various collapses, electrical and elevator accidents, heavy equipment accidents, slip and fall accidents, explosions, unsafe work or supervision errors.
Construction companies in California are required by law to provide their workers with a worker’s insurance or compensation plan as it is usually known. In the State of California, the Division Worker’s Compensation office is the authority dealing with labor law and worker’s compensation issues.
Individuals who work in the construction business and are injured in a construction accident can address their employer and inform him of the injury. This is available not only for unpredicted accidents and injuries but also for those injuries developed over time, caused by the work conditions or the nature of the work.
In order to receive worker’s compensation, you will need to fill out a special form and hand it over to your employer. Only then you will be able to receive the benefits you qualify for under the state law. One of our personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles can help you fill in the claim form.
Legal representation for construction accidents by Los Angeles personal injury attorneys
If you have been involved in a construction accident in L.A., you are entitled to start the necessary legal proceedings to obtain the legal amount of compensation for your injuries. A specialized personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles can help you file a complaint and acquire any necessary evidence to help you sustain the case. We can help you build a solid case and help you obtain the rightful compensation for your physical injuries and any losses that might have come as a result of the accident.
You can contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys who specialize in serious injuries occurred on construction sites.