Construction Site Accidents
There are many types of workplace accidents, and construction site accidents occur the most frequently. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that, of the nearly one million construction workers in California, more than 50,000 suffer injuries each year. At the Law Offices of John E. Hill, A Professional Corporation, we represent clients in all aspects of construction accident cases, including workers' compensation, third party, and products liability claims.
Types of Construction Accidents
Many different types of construction accidents occur, depending on the type of construction site and the machinery being used. Common construction site accidents include, but are not limited to the following:
- Workers falling from elevated places, including scaffolding accidents
- Accidents involving forklifts and cranes
- Workers being struck by equipment or falling objects
- Excavation-related accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Fires and explosions
- Failed safety procedures or faulty safety equipment
Causes of Construction Accidents
The most common causes of construction site accidents include employer negligence, defective equipment, unsafe conditions, and ineffective safety management. Statistically, falls account for nearly half of all construction site accidents. Other leading causes include transportation accidents, exposure to toxic or harmful substances, contact with objects or equipment, and defective products or machinery.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation
If you have suffered a work related injury on a construction site, it is important to notify your employer to retain your eligibility for workers' compensation benefits. Please see our frequently asked questions page regarding what to do if you have suffered a work related injury. We have extensive experience handling workers compensation and third party claims arising from construction site injuries. Two of the firm's four attorneys who focus on workers' compensation cases, Ian Cooper and Inna Bimits, have received certification as Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law from The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. And any related third party injury claims can be handled by our experienced civil attorneys, including John E. Hill, whose years of experience in civil matters have resulted in his being certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Certified Specialist: Civil Trial Advocate. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your construction accident case with us, contact the Law Offices of John E. Hill today.