If you or a loved one work in the construction industry, then you know there are risks. You also know that you should be able to count on workers’ compensation insurance if something does happen. However, you may need to secure assistance from a Santa Ana construction accident lawyer. If your claim has been denied or you think you are not getting enough, we will be your advocate. Let us investigate your incident and work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve.
What Are The Most Common Construction Injuries?
Construction injuries vary from minor to catastrophic. We know that most construction injuries are relatively minor and result in almost no time away from work. However, many injuries require immediate and ongoing medical care. Consider the following injuries our Santa Ana construction accident attorneys handle regularly:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
The costs of these injuries can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars when you add together medical expenses and other hidden costs (lost income, rehabilitation, emotional and psychological damage).
We also need to consider injuries that develop over longer periods of time:
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
In many cases, a construction worker may not develop signs and symptoms of these injuries until years after being on the job. Please know that these injuries should also be covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
How Often Do Construction Injuries Occur?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps track of annual workplace injuries and illnesses. During the latest reporting year, there were 2.8 million total reportable incidents. When we look at the construction industry, there were 3.1 reportable incidents per 100 workers, one of the highest rates of any industry.
This is one of the deadliest industries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that one in five worker deaths in the US for the latest reporting year happened due to construction accidents. The most common causes of fatalities in the construction industry.
- Falls (39.2%)
- Getting struck by an object (8.2%)
- Electrocutions (7.3%)
- Getting caught in between objects (5.1%)
It is vital the employers provide all workers with adequate training and safety gear. When employers or third-party contractors are negligent, they should be held accountable for injuries that occur.
What Will Your Attorney Do In This Case?
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a construction accident, you may need to secure legal assistance. At JML Law, we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Our qualified and experienced team is going to investigate the incident that caused your injuries so we can secure the following:
- Coverage of medical expenses (current and future)
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
If your injury was caused by employer gross negligence or a third party, you might be eligible for punitive damages. When you need a Santa Ana construction accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.