Southern California is a lucrative area for the construction and shipbuilding industries. These construction sites are extremely dangerous for workers, who are frequently injured or killed in the routine performance of their duties. Workers may be injured by cranes, forklifts, steel or welding equipment, heavy machinery, toxic chemicals, explosions, fires, falling objects, welding rods, and asphyxiation from exposure to toxic gasses leading to many lifelong respiratory complications.
Construction accidents are some of the most preventable, but dangerous, of all accidents causing serious personal injury, including fractures, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, concussions, and a host of other serious physical injuries, even wrongful death.
The most common construction site accidents are:
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Ladder Accidents
- Road Construction Accidents
- Hazardous Construction Site Conditions
- Falling from Heights
- Falling Objects
- Heavy Machinery
- Nail Gun Accidents
- Failure of Safety Equipment
- Collapsed Trenches
Because most construction accidents occur while the person is on the job,complex legal issues of vicarious liability, products liability, and premises liability often arise. For that reason, if you are injured on a construction site, you should absolutely contact an experienced attorney.
WHAT TO DO:
If you or a family member has been injured in a construction accident:
Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. Go to an emergency room or an urgent care as soon as you experience any pain or discomfort following an accident. Even if you don’t see any external injuries, it is extremely important to be evaluated to see if you have any fractures, a closed head injury, or internal bleeding. If you do not you’re your injuries require emergency medical care, see your family doctor as soon as possible. If you delay in seeking medical care, you could be making a costly mistake. At the Law Office of Slaughter & Slaughter, we work with medical doctors, chiropractors, and therapists who specialize in treating people who have been injured in an accident. Even if you do not have health insurance coverage, Slaughter & Slaughter can provide medical referrals for you to receive appropriate treatment.
Contact an experienced attorney. Construction site injuries are unique and have complicated legal issues, and failing to obtain proper legal representation can cost you thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. As tempting as it may be, don’t be lured into signing a release in exchange for a quick settlement. Once you sign that release, you cannot ask for more money, which will be tragic if you find out that your injuries have not fully resolved and you need additional medical care.
The Law Offices of
Slaughter & Slaughter
402 West Broadway,
San Diego CA 92101
There is no reason to suffer alone. We can help you bring a claim and strive to get the compensation you and your family will need. Our compassionate personal injury lawyers want to see you achieve the best resolution possible.
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