We duly note that reality relative to construction accidents on our website at the established Southern California personal injury law firm of J. Lewis & Associates. Candidly, construction-site mishaps leading to catastrophic injuries and death are a sad commonplace across the vast Los Angeles metro area and surrounding regions.
It is far from puzzling why the construction realm poses outsized risks to the safety of workers and legions of other individuals, such as motorists and pedestrians. Construction sites are frenetic and complex venues. Workers toil at great heights and in trenches. Contractors face tight time-linked challenges. The weather can become an instant nemesis. Huge vehicles and complex machinery are project mainstays.
In fact, the construction industry perennially ranks high on the list of ultra-dangerous profession. That is a reality that makes it immediately understandable why industry workers think constantly about their safety and outcomes that might feature if they become accident victims.
We note on our website that workers’ compensation benefits are available to construction employees injured at the workplace. Many of those individuals can also potentially seek a remedy and valuable compensation via another source as well, which can be critically important to note.
Namely, that is a personal injury lawsuit filed against parties other than an employer covered through workers’ comp. So-called “third party” liability can broadly extend to multiple actors sharing responsibility for negligent conduct that played a direct role in causing a worker’s injury.
A proven personal injury legal team can help ensure that all culpable parties in a construction injury case are identified and held accountable. Knowledgeable and aggressive advocacy can help deter similar conduct in the future and, importantly, help a valued client maximize compensation for work-linked injuries.
We welcome contacts to our firm from individuals having questions or concerns regarding any aspect of an on-the-job construction accident or injury.