The Law Offices of Pius Joseph has tackled California’s toughest cases for more than 25 years, including construction accident suits. Construction accidents often require expert witnesses and significant evidence preservation. We pride ourselves on keeping up with the rapidly changing legal landscape and also use mock trial sessions to prepare our clients for their court experience. Our dedication to you includes arming you with as much knowledge as possible and providing you with the resources necessary to make sound decisions in your accident case.
What kinds of accidents occur on construction sites?
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there were 721 construction worker fatalities nationwide in 2011. Construction accidents are the leading cause of on-the-job fatalities. California ranks third in the nation for the highest rates of construction accidents. The primary causes of construction worker death and injury are:
- Blunt trauma from debris
- Being crushed and/or caught in machinery
- Equipment malfunctions
- Scaffolding and crane collapses
- Exposure to chemicals
- Vehicle collisions
- Severed limbs and lacerations
The personal injuries that can result from these accidents are varied and can be catastrophic. Spine and back injuries are prevalent as well as traumatic brain injuries. Penetrating injuries and broken bones are also very common and can put you out of work for months. Debilitating disorders such as vibration white finger or hand-arm vibration syndrome, which is secondary to Raynaud’s syndrome and is caused by the continuous use of hand-held machinery that vibrates, can affect your hand coordination for the rest of your life.
Can I recover workers compensation only if I am injured on-the-job?
Workers compensation is the primary resource available to those injured while at work. The California Workers Compensation Act governs construction site accidents. Employees are entitled to medical expenses and a portion of their salary. However, our firm knows there are other avenues for compensation that you may not be aware of but should consider. Third parties such as contractors and property owners may share in the responsibility for your accident where additional damages for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering can be recovered. Many construction accidents are preventable and only occur due to the negligence of others. Our firm is committed to recovering the money you need to live your life to its fullest potential, despite being faced with life-altering injuries.
Trust a dynamic Pasadena law firm to handle your construction accident case
If you have been injured in a construction accident, the Law Offices of Pius Joseph can fight to recover the compensation you deserve. We offer flexible office hours and a centrally located Pasadena office with ample parking and easily accessible by mass transit. Call us today at 626-397-1050 for a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online to discuss your case.