Construction Accident Attorney
Construction Workers Risk Their Lives Everyday
Construction workers are often working in high places, around dangerous equipment, and in close quarters. This puts them at a higher risk for accidents and injuries than people in other professions.
Construction site fatalities happen all too often. In fact, construction workers are more likely to be killed on the job than workers in any other industry.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a construction accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side. The construction accident attorneys at The Cutter Law Firm have extensive experience handling these types of cases and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
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If you are injured in a construction accident, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, there are many different types of construction accidents, and not all of them will be covered under workers’ compensation.
If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
A construction accident attorney can help you determine whether you have a valid workers’ compensation claim or personal injury case. They can also help you navigate the complex legal process and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
We focus our practice on navigating the civil legal system to maximize your monetary recovery, in addition to your separate worker’s compensation claim.
You need someone on your side that will fight for you to make sure that you and your loved ones recover as quickly and as completely as the law will allow.
Sadly, many times after suffering a major injury on a construction site, worker’s compensation is NOT enough to cover your damages. More often than not, worker’s compensation falls much too short in covering your medical expenses, future medical needs, and wage loss.
Our firm can help you recover the maximum amount of damages through the civil legal system. While nothing in life is guaranteed, you can be certain we will work with your worker’s compensation attorney to recover everything the law allows.
While the law does not allow injured workers to file a lawsuit against their employers, you can, and should pursue a personal injury lawsuit against other parties who may be responsible for your injury.
Construction sites are complex, and it is not always immediately apparent who is responsible for the dangerous condition.
In the construction industry when accidents occur the party at fault may not be obvious:
- General Contractors
- Prime Contractors
Even the construction site owners, outside of your employer, may have contributed to your injury.
Construction sites are regulated by federal, state, and local authorities. You need someone who knows how to navigate this labyrinth of laws for you.
For example, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (OSHA) requires employers to acquire permits, conduct regular inspections, proper training, and implement job safety programs to limit workplace accidents.
Failure to comply with safety policies and procedures can result in avoidable construction site accidents. You and your loved ones are entitled to a safe workplace free from unacceptable risks and injuries.
Construction Accident Injuries
Many of the most common construction injuries occur from:
- Falls resulting in Spinal Injury or Death
- Burns or Electrocution
- Traffic Control Accidents
- Vehicle collisions at construction sites
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- TBI or Traumatic Brain Injury
- Crane Accidents
- Falling objects
- Injury from a Crane
- Trench Collapse Accidents
- Hazardous Atmosphere
- Construction Equipment Accidents
- Welding Accidents
- Negligence and unsafe acts by general contractors
Occupational Safety and the Job Site
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) strives to keep workers safe on the job. One way they do this is by setting and enforcing standards for work-related health and safety. But, ultimately, it’s up to employers to provide a safe workplace.
There are many potential hazards at any worksite. Some are obvious, like tripping over loose cords or tools left lying around. Others are not so obvious, like exposure to harmful chemicals or loud noises.
To protect employees, construction companies should:
- Conduct a hazard assessment of the job site and identify potential hazards.
- Put controls in place to eliminate or reduce exposure to those hazards.
Your Legal Rights vs The Negligent Parties and Financial Compensation
After an accident, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do next. You may be wondering if you have any legal rights and whether or not you’re entitled to financial compensation.
The answer to these questions depends on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the negligence of the other party, and the state in which the accident occurred.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. If successful, you could receive financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
It’s important to keep in mind that every case is unique and the laws vary from state to state. It’s best to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.
Lost Wages and Medical Costs
If you were injured in a construction accident and are now out of work and facing medical bills, you may be wondering if you have any legal options. The good news is that our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve.
We have successfully represented many injured construction workers, and we know what it takes to win these cases. We will fight hard to get you the maximum possible compensation for your injuries, including lost wages and medical bills.
Contact us today for a free consultation. We can help you understand your rights and options under the law.
Experienced Construction Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a construction accident, it is important that you talk to a lawyer early on to avoid losing evidence, and missing deadlines and to help you get your life back as quickly as possible.
In most situations, it is best to contact an attorney within one to two weeks of your accident.
If any party outside of your employer and the worker compensation arena has presented you with a settlement offer, very often it is not in your best interests but the interest of the offering party.
It is in your best interests to talk to a lawyer that has your best interests in mind to help you receive the compensation that matches your injuries.
Construction Accident Lawyer John Roussas
Our legal team, in particular, John Roussas, is an experienced construction accident lawyer. He is well versed in navigating workplace safety, OSHA rules and regulations, negligence, product liability laws, wrongful death, and the worker’s compensation system as it intersects with the civil system.
For 10 years, John was a partner at one of the largest construction defense firms in California, giving him an insider’s understanding not only of how construction sites operate but more importantly, of how the insurance companies will try to avoid responsibility in order to save themselves money.
John provides aggressive representation to make sure any negligent third party is held accountable for any role they had in failing to follow worksite safety requirements.
John’s involvement in construction accident lawsuits where many of the construction workers suffered serious injuries such as spinal cord and other debilitating injuries.
Construction Accident Lawyer Ben Bunn
Ben Bunn is a Partner at Hulburt & Bunn specializing in plaintiffs’ serious injury and wrongful death cases. Ben has represented many clients in construction accident cases.
The firm handles only a limited number of important cases, often helping families through devastating crises with life-changing verdicts and settlements.
Ben Bunn served as President of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego in 2002 and was the San Diego Barristers Club President in 1992.
He is a past Chairman of the Board of the San Diego chapter of Make-A-Wish & YWCA. He was CASD Consumer Advocate of the Year in 2000. He is a graduate and on the faculty of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College.
Ben took a leadership role after 9/11, putting together a San Diego team of trial lawyers who represented New York area families pro bono, recovering nearly $100 million in compensation. Named in the Best Lawyers of America, California & San Diego. Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates -ABOTA.
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