Injured In A Construction Accident Or Work Site Accident?
Construction sites are notorious for risks and dangers to workers and to anyone else who happens to be at the location. OSHA and state safety regulations exist to protect construction workers and visitors.
The use of heavy equipment, the complex interactions between various subcontractors and a fast pace to meet work deadlines may all contribute to the possibility of serious accidents causing injury or death.
The Law Offices of Michael D. Payne vigorously pursues all sources of compensation for a serious construction accident or work accident. Call 1-888-627-5474 today.
Construction Work Is Dangerous Work
We have represented many workers in the trades of construction, landscaping and building. We also represent industrial workers, maintenance workers and commercial drivers. Our legal team is familiar with the serious injuries that can occur in these jobs, such as:
- A fall from a poorly erected scaffold
- A fall injury caused by a ladder collapse
- A fall from a roof
- A head injury caused by falling debris
- A crane collapse or forklift accident
- An explosion or burn injury
- A trench collapse
- Amputation or loss of an eye from defective power tools or machinery
- A delivery truck accident
We have represented carpenters, roofers, bricklayers, cement pourers, electricians, plumbers, craftsmen, crane operators, road construction workers, landscapers and industrial workers throughout the Los Angeles area.
You Might Have A Third-Party Lawsuit
You cannot sue your employer or co-worker for an on-the-job accident, but other parties may be liable. For example, at a construction site, another subcontractor, property owner, utility company or supplier may have caused or contributed to the accident. Or, the company that manufactured or rented defective machinery may be liable. We investigate all the angles to identify those parties and all sources of insurance coverage.
In other words, you may have a personal injury lawsuit in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits. In a personal injury suit, you can be compensated for:
- Medical expenses
- Therapy and rehabilitative care
- Adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wheelchair ramps and home remodeling to accommodate disability
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering – including the losses that a husband or wife experiences