The field of construction is highly dangerous and demanding. In many areas throughout California, it is the primary source of income for numerous families. You depend on your construction job to help support you and your loved ones, and you depend on on your employer to provide you with a safe working environment. Unfortunately, a lot of construction companies have been cited for cutting corners with safety in order to save on overhead. That means they are knowingly putting their workers in harm’s way to save a few dollars. If you experience an accident while on the job because of your employer or client’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation.
There are several ways for a construction worker to be injured on the job site, though some of the more common ways are:
• Scaffolding accidents
• Falling objects
• Equipment failure and injury
• Trench collapses
• Building collapses
• Burns or electrocutions
Any type of construction injury has the potential to be fatal or cause long-term disability. While you take the time to recover — and create excessive medical bills — you’re also missing wages. If you’re no longer able to return to the field, you will encounter significant loss of wages for the future too.
When you are injured on the job site, it is imperative to make sure your employer took the right precautions to keep you safe. There may be other instances where your employer is not the only negligent party. For example, it could be another employee, a product manufacturer, etc.
To determine negligence and file suit against responsible parties, you need an attorney that is experienced in construction accidents. The personal injury attorneys at Amaya & Associates Attorneys at Law has years of experience successfully representing construction accident cases. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation with one of our experts today by dialing now.