Working at a construction site is one of the most dangerous jobs in California. The combination of heights, machineries and heavy materials all create potential hazards. Falls are one of the most common injuries for construction workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has dubbed the four deadliest types of construction site accidents as the fatal four, which include:
- Falls from a height
- Caught in or between heavy equipment
- Struck by objects
Injuries can be very serious, or even fatal, giving rise to a wrongful death claim. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are common, as well as injuries that permanently disable the worker. Of course, you don’t have to work at a construction site to be injured at one. A falling object could strike you as you pass by, or you could trip and fall on materials left lying around.
However, your injury happened, and you need a skilled litigator in your corner. At the Law Offices of Derek P. Wisehart, we have over 40 years of combined personal injury litigation experience. Our lawyer will examine your case for free. Contact us now.
Third-Party Lawsuits Give You Additional Options
Although the law limits workers’ compensation benefits in scope and amount for your job site injury, you may have a third-party personal injury claim available to you. Third-party lawsuits allow you to recover from a negligent party, other than your direct employer, who contributed toward or caused your accident. This could be a manufacturer of a defective product, a subcontractor who created an unsafe condition or a property owner.
You may be facing serious injuries that could interfere with your ability to go back to work. A third-party lawsuit could provide you with extra financial stability. You may receive money for lost wages, as well as medical bills and other expenses that your workers’ comp insurance does not cover.
Protect Your Rights
If you have been in a construction site accident, talk to our attorney for free to find out if you may be eligible to bring a third-party lawsuit. Call our Visalia office today at 559-429-5630 or 800-742-6392, or send us a message.