Orange County Construction Accident Attorney
Hurt While Working on a Construction Site?
Falling beams, collapsing scaffolding, welding accidents and a myriad of
other dangerous scenarios can make a construction site an incredibly dangerous
place to work. As you go about your job, you are depending on your employer
and fellow co-workers to act responsibly and ensure that all areas of
the site are as safe as possible and that all tasks are conducted properly.
Regrettably, accidents often happen due to carelessness or recklessness.
When this occurs, people get hurt.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, you should
contact an Orange County injury lawyer to learn how you can proceed with legal action.
We are committed to helping those who have suffered physical injuries due
to another person's negligence and will fight day and night to secure
the financial compensation you deserve. With more than 40 years combined
legal experience, our firm has helped hundreds of injured workers obtain
justice for the pain they've suffered.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 4,690
people were killed in
work-related accidents in 2012 alone – which is a 5% increase from 2011. That same year,
about 183,000 construction workers suffered serious, but non-fatal, injuries. Of these accidents, a significant number were caused by workers
slipping and falling or being struck by falling objects. However, construction
workers face countless other risks every day that they are on the job.
Some of the most common causes of construction accidents include:
- Falls from heights
- Scaffolding accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Falling objects / debris
- Trench collapses
Who pays for my medical bills & lost wages?
When you're hurt on the job, not only do you have to pay your immediate
medical bills, you also have to cover the ongoing medications, physical
therapy and future procedures your injuries may require. There is also
the issue of wage loss in the time that you spend recovering. While you
may be able to recover compensation for the cost of your medical treatment
and a percentage of your lost earnings through workers' compensation,
this does not account for the suffering you've been caused.
If a third party, like a subcontractor or products manufacturer, has contributed
to the cause of your injuries, you may be able to seek additional compensation
personal injury lawsuit. This can compensate you for the emotional damages and financial
losses that workers' compensation benefits simply don't cover.
However, you will be required to establish negligence, unlike a workers'
comp claim, so it may be in your best interest to hire a personal injury
lawyer in Orange County.
Find out how we can assist you with this process by
telling us about your case.
We're Available to Discuss Your Case 24/7
If you have been injured in a construction accident, it's crucial that
you retain legal counsel as soon as possible. The legal procedures relating
to those hurt on the job can be extraordinarily long and complex, and
attempting to navigate the process on your own leaves you vulnerable to
making critical mistakes that can end up preventing you from receiving
the compensation you're entitled to. For this reason, you should not
hesitate to get in touch with an Orange County personal injury attorney
from Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. as soon as possible. We are ready to advocate
on your behalf.
Contact our firm to discuss your situation. We are available around the clock!