The construction profession is naturally among the most dangerous professions in North Hollywood. Each year there are countless worker injuries and fatalities in California due to construction site accidents. Construction injuries can be some of the most agonizing and intense. Further, with a long road to recovery, you and your loved ones might require considerable compensation from those at fault. There could be a loss of income, medical costs, pain and suffering, and more. If you or a loved one suffer injury in a construction accident in California, reach out to the North Hollywood Construction Accident Lawyers at Tim D. Wright for a complimentary case assessment.
What Are the Fatal Four of Construction Accidents?
Out of 4,674 employee fatalities that happened nationwide in 2017, approximately 1,000 of them (or roughly 20%) happened in the construction industry. To put it another way, 1 in 5 occupational deaths annually happen on a construction site. These are frightening statistics and they point to a serious problem when it comes to construction accident injuries and fatality.
The leading causes of worker fatalities in the construction industry are:
These common causes of construction accidents and injuries are called the Fatal Four. These causes are accountable for nearly 60% of worker fatalities in the construction industry.
Additionally, while not on the list of four, work zone freeway accidents are also quite common. There are numerous safety initiatives to address this ongoing problem. Along with criminal charges, when a driver hits a worker, there will typically be a civil case as well.
Do Construction Accidents Cause Serious Injuries Often?
In some circumstances, the true effects of an accident may take some time to reveal themselves. Some injuries get considerably worse as days and even weeks pass. What might seem minor while at work may actually be a major, potentially life-long injury. Sometimes adrenaline masks injuries or they simply take time to develop.
In other cases, a routine injury may be exacerbated or worsened throughout the course of treatment. For example, an infection developing during or after surgery, or a greater muscle tear occurring during rehabilitation. Injured employees are protected in these events by the laws of California but they are expected to actively seek relief from their injuries. Consulting with a personal injury attorney early can help secure your legal rights and enable you to recoup your damages.
That being said, construction accidents can result in serious or devastating injuries, such as:
Our construction accident lawyers in North Hollywood are here to help you get compensation and we provide our services at no cost unless we win.
What Are the Top 10 Most Frequent Safety Violations at Construction Site?
The following is a list of the most frequent health and safety infractions on construction sites. These infractions can cause accidents and injuries that put workers' health and lives in danger. Often these violations are discovered after an evaluation of the worksite by OSHA.
OSHA releases this type of information to help prevent injuries, illnesses, and deaths on work sites. These accidents are easy to prevent when you follow safety guidelines.
The 10 most common construction violations are:
Should You Ask for a Free Construction Accident Case Assessment?
Under California law, an injured employee has the right to file and receive workers compensation benefits for injuries on the job.
In addition to workers' compensation benefits, an injured construction worker can also have a third-party negligence case. The case could be against a contractor, subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, or other person or business. There can be a third-party claim as long as the at fault party is not the employer or co-worker of the injured or deceased person. Generally, these types of claims involve either general negligence in maintaining safe working conditions, or products liability for negligently managed or designed equipment or vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a construction accident, an accident lawyer needs to be consulted as promptly as possible to review your case and to protect your rights. Your North Hollywood construction accident attorney will investigate the cause of the accident, the extent of injuries and the liable parties.
If the facts of your construction accident case do not call for a third-party negligence claim, you or your loved ones still have a right to receive workers' compensation benefits.
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