Construction sites can be very dangerous. Fortunately, most construction companies take many steps to ensure the safety of their employees. Unfortunately, there are a few that cut corners or act negligently. The result can be a serious construction accident that causes personal injury or wrongful death.
Those responsible for construction accidents should be held responsible. The victims have the right to seek full and fair compensation. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we are here to help.
Injuries caused by construction site accidents vary widely. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, our dedicated construction site accident lawyers in Los Angeles regularly help clients who have sustained the following types of injuries:
However, we also know that construction site workers are prone to injuries that occur over longer periods of time. This can include various types of repetitive motion injuries that occur after employees perform the same type of motion over and over again. These injuries can be debilitating for joints, tendons, and muscles and lead to long-term disabilities.
Additionally, construction site workers can suffer from a range of other types of illnesses, including the following:
Often, these illnesses occur after exposure to hazardous or toxic chemicals or after years of exposure to stressful work environments.
Our team brings more than 30 years of experience to every case we handle. We are able to take on all construction accidents in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.
Howard C. Kornberg is AV-rated* by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given to attorneys for legal trial skills and ethical standards.
We can handle all types of construction accidents, including:
In addition to building construction accident cases, our law firm can also handle cases involving accidents on highway and road construction sites.
While many of these accidents are caused by negligence on the construction site, others may be caused by the use of defective products. In these situations, we will pursue action against the manufacturer of the defective piece of construction equipment. We will look for all opportunities to get you the maximum amount of compensation.
There may be various types of compensation available to those injured at a construction site in or around the Los Angeles area. In general, our attorneys will strive to recover both economic and non-economic compensation on behalf of our clients. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:
The total amount of compensation available in these situations will vary depending on various factors related to each particular construction site injury.
When working to understand how you will recover compensation following a construction site accident, you need to first know whether or not your claim will be filed through the workers’ compensation system or possibly through a lawsuit against a third party.
The vast majority of construction accident claims will be filed as workers’ compensation claims. Just about every employee in California is covered through the workers’ comp system. When a person is injured on the job, they will be entitled to coverage of their medical bills and a significant portion of their lost wages if they have to take time off work while they recover. For construction injuries, the workers’ comp system will provide various types of disability benefits for long-term or permanent injuries. However, pain and suffering damages are not available when a person recovers compensation through a workers’ comp claim.
Injured construction workers are generally not able to file lawsuits after an on-the-job injury. However, if the injury was caused by the careless or negligent actions of a third party other than the employer, it may be possible to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court in order to recover compensation. When a third-party lawsuit is filed, injured construction workers could end up receiving much more compensation than they would through a traditional workers’ compensation claim in Los Angeles. This includes the possible recovery of pain and suffering damages. However, while workers’ compensation coverage is pretty much guaranteed when a person sustains an on-the-job injury, there is no guarantee that a person will win a third-party lawsuit.
Additionally, if a workplace injury occurs because of a defective product, then it may be possible to file a third-party lawsuit against the product’s company or manufacturer.
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