Every year, thousands of construction workers are injured or killed on
the job. The environments in which construction takes place can be very
dangerous, especially when the proper safety precautions aren't taken.
Between heavy equipment, high buildings, and electrical wiring, a construction
site can be very hazardous to the health and safety of workers. If you
or a loved one has suffered injuries from a construction accident, you
are going to need expert representation to help you file your claim and
begin the compensation process.
Considering the dangerous nature of construction sites, it is very important that the necessary measures be taken to provide a safe environment for construction workers to be in when they're on the job. When equipment malfunctions, or a construction site safety inspector misses an element of danger that later results in injury, they can be held liable for damages resulting from their negligence. After seeking medical treatment for your injuries, your next concern should be finding a Santa Clarita construction accident lawyer who is capable of handling your case.
At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we work with clients who have been injured in some of the following types of construction accidents:
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are one of the greatest hazards on construction sites. Workers are often forced to perform their job duties from great heights such as from cranes, on ladders or on scaffolding.
According to OSHA
More than 50 percent of deaths from falls are in construction and approximately 15 percent of all occupational deaths are falls. Work conditions 6 feet or more above lower level require the use of fall protection.
In many tragic instances, employees are injured because their employer failed to provide them with the proper safety equipment, adequate training or failed to properly maintain the premises. In these instances, workers may be able to take legal action against their employer. Construction site accidents are investigated by OSHA. If violations are uncovered that contributed to the accident and injury in some way, then be sure to contact The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus as soon as possible.
When you choose our firm to represent you, our attorneys will perform an investigation to determine liability for the injuries you suffered in a construction accident. Sometimes equipment manufacturers, safety engineers, architects, and site managers can be responsible for someone's injuries and in these cases our lawyers will do everything they can to ensure the responsible party provides compensation to the victim for doctor bills, lost wages, lost future wages, and pain and suffering.