The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that the construction site is the most dangerous place to work. In 2011, the construction industry was the site of 17.5 percent of all fatal workplace accidents nationwide. OSHA lists a few of the many different types of construction accidents as being the "Fatal Four," a group of accidents that together constitute nearly three-fifths of all fatal construction accidents.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident occurring on a construction site, come to Accident Attorneys for a free case evaluation to learn about your options for claiming financial compensation.
Under state law, all employers throughout California are required to carry workers' compensation insurance to provide for their employees in the event of a workplace injury or occupational illness.
Workers' compensation coverage pays for any and all treatment that you require to achieve the maximum possible medical improvement, in addition to partial wage replacement to replace the income you lose as a result of temporary or permanent disability.
It is also possible to claim death benefits to pay for the costs associated with a fatal construction site accident. A devastating construction accident may result in catastrophic injuries or death, but with our help you might be able to recover payment to offset your losses and enable you to move on in life.
Unfortunately, workers' compensation cannot fully replace your losses. To begin with, it only provides partial replacement for your lost income, normally calculated at a rate of two-thirds of your normal wages. In addition, workers' compensation does not offer any type of payment for pain, suffering, and emotional distress. An Antelope Valley construction accident lawyer attorney from our team can assist you with the process of claiming workers' compensation benefits and help you pursue additional compensation from other sources.
For example, you may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a third party such as a subcontractor or property owner whose negligence was the cause of the accident. Alternatively, you might be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer of defective or dangerous equipment or tools that caused or contributed to your accident.
Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your options and to find out how much you could be due to receive in benefits and other compensation!