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Construction Accident in San Gabriel, CA

San Gabriel Construction Accident Attorneys

The construction profession is naturally one of the most dangerous occupations in San Gabriel. Each year there are countless worker injuries and deaths in California due to construction site accidents. Construction injuries can be some of the most painful and severe. Additionally, with a long road 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 loved one sustain injury in a construction accident in California, get in touch with the San Gabriel construction accident lawyers at Tim D. Wright for a free case assessment.

What Are the Fatal Four of Construction Accidents?

Out of 4,674 employee casualties that took place nationwide in 2017, nearly 1,000 of them (or roughly 20%) occurred in the construction industry. To put it another way, 1 in 5 occupational fatalities each year take place on a construction site. These are frightening statistics and they point to a significant problem when it comes to construction accident injuries and fatality.

The leading causes of worker deaths in the construction industry are:

  • Slip and falls
  • Struck by object
  • Electrocution 
  • Caught-in between

These common causes of construction accidents and injuries are called the Fatal Four. These causes are accountable for virtually 60% of employee fatalities in the construction industry.

Additionally, 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. Along with criminal charges, when a driver hits a worker, there will generally be a civil case also.

Do Construction Accidents Cause Serious Injuries Often?

In some circumstances, the true effects of an accident might take time to reveal themselves. Some injuries get progressively worse as days and even weeks pass. What might appear minor while on the job might in fact be a major, possibly life-long injury. Occasionally adrenaline masks injuries or they simply take a while to develop.

In other situations, a routine injury might be aggravated or worsen during the course of treatment. For instance, 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 required to actively seek relief from their injuries. Consulting with a personal injury lawyer early can help protect your legal rights and allow you to recover your damages.

That being said, construction accidents can cause serious or devastating injuries, such as:

  • Fractures requiring surgery
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spine injuries that result in a worker to become a paraplegic or quadriplegic
  • Electrocution
  • Burns
  • Eye injuries that result in permanent vision impairment or loss of sight
  • Death

Our construction accident attorneys in San Gabriel are here to help you receive compensation and we provide 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 frequent health and safety infractions on construction sites. These infractions can cause accidents and injuries that put employees' health and lives in danger. Commonly these infractions are discovered after an assessment of the worksite by OSHA.

OSHA releases this kind of information to help prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities on job sites. These accidents are easy to avoid when you adhere to safety regulations.

The 10 most frequent construction infractions are:

  • Failing to use fall protection equipment
  • Failing to communicate hazard material information
  • Dangerous scaffolding
  • Absence of respiratory protection
  • Dangerous power or energy supply on site
  • Dangerous ladders
  • Industrial trucks not following regulations
  • Not complying with fall protection guidelines
  • Ignoring equipment safety standards
  • Absence of appropriate eye and face protection

Should You Request a Free Construction Accident Case Assessment?

Under California legislation, an injured employee 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 claim. The case could be against a contractor, subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, or other individual 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 kinds of claims include either general negligence in maintaining safe working conditions, or products liability for negligently maintained or manufactured equipment or vehicles.

If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed as a result of a construction accident, an accident lawyer needs to be consulted as promptly as possible to assess your case and to protect your rights. Your San Gabriel construction accident lawyer will investigate the cause of the accident, the extent of injuries and the accountable 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.

For more information about Construction Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys in San Gabriel, California, contact Law Offices of Tim D. Wright at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website at​​ TimWrightLaw.com for a Free Consultation! 

I am very satisfied and thankful with Attorney Tim Wright and his whole team for taking care and handling my fathers personal injuries case. Thank you all very much your staff is amazing, very helpful.
Abraham Ortega
The Law Offices of Tim D. Wright were awesome. They were professional, they kept an open communication with me through out the process.  Big shout out to Sergio and Mercedes for being very helpful with my settlement.
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