A construction site poses many injury risks. You can be hurt in a fall from a ladder or scaffold, or from the upper levels of a project. You may be injured when materials, debris or equipment fall from a height. Co-workers can be careless, leading to unnecessary injury. A tool, machine or piece of equipment may malfunction, or may be poorly designed, causing injury. The owner or general contractor may be negligent in hiring, training or supervising other workers on the project. If you have been injured in a construction zone, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights.
At the Law Offices of J. Lewis & Associates, our attorneys have more than 22 years of combined legal experience. We are a husband-wife legal team conveniently located across from the courthouse in Riverside, California. We provide a free initial consultation to every client. If you mention our website when you call, we will give you a $500 discount on your legal fees. To schedule an appointment, send us an e-mail or call our office toll-free at 1-800-228-0507.
The Types of Construction Zone Accidents
There are numerous ways you can be hurt on a construction site:
- Negligence in hiring, supervision or training of co-workers—The general contractor on a job may fail to check references when bringing in new workers. In far too many situations, construction workers are asked to complete tasks that they have not been trained to do. In addition, a general contractor or owner may ask workers to complete tasks without providing guidance or direction, or without ensuring that proper safety measures are employed.
- Negligence of co-workers or others—A common cause of injury in a construction zone is the negligence of co-workers. A co-worker may fail to use the proper standard of care when driving a vehicle or operating heavy equipment. They may be careless when using tools or machines, or when setting up a ladder or scaffolding.
- Poor or negligent design of tools, ladders, scaffolding, machines or heavy equipment—You may be injured by a dangerous or defective product.
- Poor or improper building design or implementation—Architects or designers may be negligent in plans for a building, or a general contractor may not properly engineer the construction of a project
- Negligence in evaluating or assessing substrata or excavation issues—You can be injured in a collapse resulting from a failure to assess the nature of earth to be moved, or because of negligence in excavation or digging.
Contact the Law Offices of J. Lewis & Associates
To discuss your legal needs with an experienced Riverside scaffolding accident injury lawyer, contact our office online or call us toll-free at 1-800-228-0507. There is no charge for your initial consultation. Se Habla Español.