Helping People in Orange County Recover Compensation After a Construction Accident
Construction comes with a greater risk of injury than most other work environments. Every work site is a little different giving workers new areas to become familiar with. The heavy machinery is another thing that adds chaos to the construction site. With so much construction going on many workers are injured every day in Orange County, and many times these accidents can be the result of someone’s negligence. Because construction is such a dangerous field, it is important that the proper safety measures be taken to protect workers, pedestrians and visitors as much as possible. Sometimes in an effort to cut corners, safety overlooked or takes a back seat to other issues. In cases such as these, our Orange County construction accident attorneys can help take legal action against whoever is responsible for the construction accident.
Silverthorne Attorneys represents individuals who have been injured in the following types of construction accidents:
- Construction Site Falls
- Welding Accidents
- Building Collapse
- Crane Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Trench Collapse
- Fires & Explosions
- Equipment Malfunctions
- Structure Failure
- Fork Lift Accidents
Once we have established that your injuries were the result of negligence by one or more parties, we help you file a claim against these parties and get you favorable settlement compensation. In case a settlement is not reached, we take the matter to court and help compensate for medical bills, lost wages as well as physical and mental suffering caused by the injuries.
Construction Injury Attorney Representation
We understand that you having a good physical well being is crucial for you to be able to work in construction. That is why you will need the right amount of compensation to pay for your medical bills so you can get to working again. Only a civil lawsuit plus your reduced workers’ comp benefits will pay for all of your injuries, medical bills and lost pay. Before you sign any settlement agreements that your boss or insurance companies have been pressuring you to, give us a call to discuss your legal options. We provide free consultation to anyone that calls us.
The injuries from a construction accident in can be very serious and may debilitate a worker for the rest of their life, preventing them from re-entering the construction industry. An Orange County construction accident lawyer will fight to get you compensation for medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages, pain and suffering, and any other expenses relating to your construction accident injuries. You only have a specific window of time to take legal action against the party responsible for your construction accident, so it is important to hire attorney representation as soon as possible after being injured on the job.
Construction Accident Statistics
The average age of a construction worker that is most likely to be injured on a site is between 25 and 34 years old. The most common injuries sustained on a site involve the back, spine, and hands. One in ten construction site workers are injured every year, according to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA also reports that fall hazards are the leading cause of injury at construction sites. A study taken by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health during 2005 showed that 1,224 construction workers died that year as a result of an accident on the job. A full 15 percent of workers’ compensation costs are spent on workers who were injured while at a construction site.
If you or anyone you know has been injured on a construction site, please give us a call. Discuss your matter personally with our experienced construction accident lawyer serving Orange County from our offices in Ladera Ranch, Anaheim and Huntington Beach. Get your questions answered today and we will let you know if you have a case.