Although construction work is a lucrative business or job, it comes with inherent risks. There are very good reasons workers and supervisors are required to wear hard hats and other protective clothing. If you have suffered an injury while working at a construction site, any legal claim that results may be affected by workers’ compensation regulations, depending on your state of employment and the degree to which your boss is accountable for your wounds.
Your attorney should determine the extent of your employer’s responsibility for the accident that led to your injury or damages. Call 916-448-1010 to speak with a member of the legal team at Teal and Montgomery today. We have many years of experience with construction accidents, auto collisions, serious and catastrophic injuries and workers’ compensation claims. We can get you the help and compensation you deserve for your situation.
Who could be liable?
It is important to remember that individuals and entities other than your employer may be legally liable for your injuries. Laws regarding workers’ compensation will not affect the compensation you recover from these parties. Some of the parties that may have a part of the responsibility for your injury include:
- Third-party contractors
- Property owners
- Equipment manufacturers
If we represent you after a construction accident in Sacramento or elsewhere in California, we are prepared to engage in a detailed investigation into the causes and circumstances of your accidental injury. The sooner we are on the job, the more likely it is that we will be able to discover and demonstrate what the true cause of the construction accident was.
What Wasn’t Done
Just because damage and injury was not caused on purpose doesn’t mean it’s okay. It also doesn’t mean no one is responsible. Often, it’s what wasn’t done that leads to catastrophic and sometimes deadly accidents. Negligence is the act of not doing something that should have been done or failing to notice when something happened. Some examples of negligence in regards to construction accidents are:
- Not taking proper safety precautions
- Failing to properly maintain equipment
- Failing to adequately train employees
- Not providing adequate safety gear
Causes of Construction Accidents
Some common causes of dangerous accidents at construction sites are as follows:
- Equipment malfunctions
- Subcontractors neglect to clean up debris or otherwise maintain a safe worksite for workers and others.
- Pressure over deadlines leads construction crews to take shortcuts and omit following standard safety precautions, such as marking holes in floors.
- Poor communication occurs among people working on the site, causing misunderstandings.
- Heavy winds knock over cranes or other heavy machinery, or other weather conditions such as heavy rains cause hazardous work conditions.
Was your accident cased by defective equipment?
Your Sacramento area construction accident may have involved mishaps involving dangerous or defective equipment, such as the following:
- Delivery trucks
- Other types of trucks, such as dump trucks or cement trucks
- Power tools
Take action and gain assistance with your serious injury.
However your Sacramento construction accident occurred, you are urged to take action promptly to maximize your ability to collect all available compensation to help cope with your serious or catastrophic injury:
Our team of dedicated, skilled personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys includes a doctor who is also a lawyer. The entire law firm of Teal & Montgomery is prepared to place a high priority on excellent, effective preparation of your case.
Workers’ Compensation and Other Compensation
If you were injured on the job, there will be company processes and legal obligations for filing worker’s compensation claims. We can help you file paperwork properly, so as to obtain maximum coverage available and also to ensure you are not prevented from gaining other compensation from other third parties who may have been involved in the negligent or intentional actions that caused the construction accident that resulted in your injury or damage.
Contact A California Construction Site Accident Lawyer After A Ladder Fall Or Scaffolding Fall
Please contact us or call 916-448-1010 to schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience. A Sacramento construction accident attorney can visit you in your home or hospital in Sacramento or Santa Rosa, if necessary.