Construction AccidentsCalifornia has a robust construction industry with thousands of workers performing their craft every day. Construction work is dangerous and there are many factors that play into the health and safety of workers at construction projects. Factors that lead to accidents in these high-risk environments include the use of heavy equipment, fall and tripping hazards, miscommunication between trades, unsafe work platforms and scaffold systems, inadequate personal protective equipment, and a lack of knowledge of safe work practices. Because of the potential risks and the sheer volume of construction work, there is an alarmingly high number of construction site accidents in California. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 463 fatal workplace injuries in California in 2021. Just under 100 of those fatalities occurred on construction sites.
Everyone in the state of California is entitled to a safe work environment. When an individual is seriously injured on the job, the employer is supposed to contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to investigate. Employer lead workplace investigations do not always involve the necessary resources and/or motives to truly determine the root cause of an injury. It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after a serious injury so a proper and thorough investigation can be performed.
Construction accident litigation can be complicated because many different people, businesses, and employers may share responsibility for creating the unsafe work environment and be responsible for causing the ultimate harm. Therefore, choosing a knowledgeable personal injury attorney is important. Altair Law attorneys are well versed and understand exactly how to handle construction site injury and death cases.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a construction site accident, we can help you get compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and other support. Please contact us to discuss your case. We provide free consultations, work on a contingency fee basis, and advance all case costs.