The construction profession is inherently one of the most dangerous occupations in Pasadena. Each year there are countless worker injuries and casualties in California due to construction site accidents. Construction injuries can be some of the most excruciating and intense. Additionally, with a lengthy path to recovery, you and your family might require significant compensation from those at fault. There may be a loss of income, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. If you or a family member sustain injury in a construction accident in California, reach out to the Pasadena Construction Accident Attorneys at Tim D. Wright for a free case consultation.
What Are the Fatal Four of Construction Accidents?
Out of 4,674 worker casualties that took place nationwide in 2017, nearly 1,000 of them (or about 20%) took place in the construction industry. To put it another way, 1 in 5 occupational deaths each year take place on a construction site. These are frightening statistics and they point to a significant problem when it involves 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 known as the Fatal Four. These causes are accountable for almost 60% of employee fatalities in the construction industry.
Further, while not on the list of four, work zone highway accidents are also quite common. There are numerous safety campaigns to address this ongoing problem. In addition to criminal penalties, when a driver hits a worker, there will generally be a civil case as well.
Do Construction Accidents Cause Serious Injuries Often?
In some circumstances, the true effects of an accident may take time to reveal themselves. Some injuries become considerably worse as days and even weeks pass. What might appear minor while on the job might actually be a major, potentially life-long injury. Occasionally adrenaline masks injuries or they simply take time to develop.
In other cases, a routine injury may be aggravated or worsen throughout the course of treatment. For example, an infection developing during or after surgery, or a greater muscle tear occurring during rehabilitation. Injured workers are protected in these events by the laws of California but they are required to actively seek relief from their injuries. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer early can help secure your rights and allow you to recover your damages.
That being said, construction accidents can cause serious or devastating injuries, such as:
Our construction accident attorneys in Pasadena are here to help you receive compensation and we offer our services at no cost unless we win.
What Are the Top 10 Most Frequent Safety Violations at Construction Sites?
The following is a list of the most common health and safety infractions on construction sites. These violations can result in accidents and injuries that put employees' health and lives in danger. Typically these infractions are found after an evaluation of the worksite by OSHA.
OSHA publishes this kind of information to help avoid injuries, illnesses, and fatalities on work sites. These incidents are easy to prevent when you follow safety guidelines.
The 10 most common construction infractions are:
Should You Ask for a Complimentary Construction Accident Case Consultation?
Under California legislation, an injured worker has the right to file and receive workers compensation benefits for injuries at work.
In addition to workers' compensation benefits, an injured construction worker may 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 guilty party is not the employer or co-worker of the injured or deceased individual. Typically, these kinds of lawsuits include 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 hurt or killed as a result of a construction accident, an accident attorney needs to be consulted with as quickly as possible to evaluate your situation and to protect your rights. Your Pasadena construction accident lawyer will examine 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 family still have a right to collect workers' compensation benefits.
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