Whether you are a day laborer who has been injured in an onsite construction accident in Los Angeles, a head engineer at a firm where a scaffolding crash hurt employees under your watch, or a union leader seeking redress for accidents at a site under your jurisdiction, it’s important to understand the resources available to you.
Los Angeles construction site accidents include (but are not limited to):
- “Slip and falls”
- Welding injuries
- Scaffolding/beam collapses
- Equipment malfunction related injuries
- Trench accidents
- Injuries due to poor ventilation
- Injuries due to exposure to toxic chemicals, emissions, gasses, or debris
f you’ve been injured, you may have an actionable claim against a liable third party (e.g. a construction company, property owner, insurance company, municipal government). But proving liability under the law can get complicated, particularly if there are numerous intermediary parties involved.
The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), has laid down guidelines for construction site safety and described compensation processes in detail. But you might hold off on providing statements to insurers, police, or company investigators before seeking the counsel of an experienced construction accident attorney. Otherwise, you might give testimony that could be used against you if you press a claim for personal injury later.
Whether you’ve been hurt as a result of poor building site maintenance, faulty equipment or employee negligence, the personal injury and California construction accident attorneys at Lewitt Hackman can help insure the best possible result for your case. Our firm takes all personal injury claimants on a contingency basis (you don’t pay legal fees unless or until you win).