Have You Been Injured on a Construction Site?
If you have been injured on a construction site in California, you need to contact a personal injury attorney to make sure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Construction site injuries are more common than you may think, both for those who work on those sites and for innocent passersby. And, there are a variety of ways in which you can be injured on a construction site.
If you or someone you love has been injured at a construction site in California, contact our personal injury attorneys at Johnson Attorneys Group. Call today at 1-800-208-3538 for a free case evaluation.
How Pedestrians are Injured on Construction Sites
You might be injured in the following ways:
- Debris being thrown at you from machinery
- Falling objects
- Machinery malfunctions that bring or trap a body part in the machinery
- Falling in open holes on the construction site
- Slipping on wet or otherwise slick areas on the construction site
- Construction sites not properly marked
- Forklift accident
- Scaffold accident
These are just a few of the ways you might be injured on a construction site. Because there is so much going on there, and so many different moving parts involved, you can be injured in all sorts of ways. The important thing, however, is that you get the medical care needed if you are injured and the compensation to which you are entitled.
If you have been injured on a construction site in California, our personal injury attorneys are here to assist you. Call us for a complimentary case evaluation at 1-800-208-3538.
California Construction Site Injury Laws
Construction sites are among the most dangerous places to work and injuries while at work on these sites are common. However, pedestrians, people driving past a construction site, and bystanders may also be injured, typically, through no fault of their own. More than 100 innocent people who do not work on construction sites are killed each year in the United States due to construction site accidents, and many more are injured.
Falling objects are the most common cause of construction site accidents for people who do not work there. This is almost always the result of negligence, usually on the part of the construction worker and/or their employer. Because some construction projects take place in highly populated areas, the companies that do the building are supposed to put measures into place to protect pedestrians and bystanders. However, they do not always do this or do not do it to a competent degree.
Most pedestrians and innocent bystanders who are injured on construction sites file personal injury claims with negligence being claimed on the worker and the employer. If a piece of defective machinery caused their injury, product liability will be filed against the manufacturer of the offending machine.
When a pedestrian or bystander is injured because of a construction site, any party involved in that construction project is held legally responsible, including workers, contractors, sub-contractors, and property owners. If faulty machinery is being used, if careless workers are employed, and if all necessary protections for the general public (such as cones, fencing, signs, and safety walks) are not on a construction site, this may be considered negligent. This opens up any person or business entity involved in the accident to a liability claim and a personal injury lawsuit by the person who was injured.
Our Experienced California Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You with Your Construction Site Accident
Give us a call today to receive a free case review. Insurance companies for construction sites employ armies of investigators, experts, and other people whose job it is to protect the insurance company's financial bottom line. Insurance companies that work for construction companies will take steps to minimize or avoid paying you compensation. However, our California personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $100 million for our clients in just the past several years. We are experts at what we do. In order to get the compensation you deserve, you need an experienced California personal injury attorney on your side. An attorney is a skilled negotiator who is used to dealing with these companies and their representatives and can ensure you receive the maximum compensation entitled to you by law for your California construction site accident.
Johnson Attorneys Group conveniently has 12 locations in California. We do not charge any legal fees to you unless they are successful at settling your case with the insurance company or winning your case in court. Do not wait to get an attorney on your side.