Construction accidents happen and construction sites by nature are dangerous places to work.
However, this does not mean that your supervisors and other third parties working on the job do not have the responsibility to keep everyone around them safe and free from construction accidents.
Even if you are following all the right safety protocols you can still be injured due to unfortunate circumstances or the negligence of those around you.
In the event that you have been hurt you have the right to fair compensation for the damages incurred.
The Law Offices of Daniel Weltin are experienced and committed to fighting for justice and appropriate compensation.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, about 4 percent of all construction workers suffered some sort of nonfatal injury or illness in 2014.
This covers all different parts of the industry, from specialty contractors to general builders.
While you may think construction accidents only pertain to serious injuries from heavy machinery or falling from great heights, the truth is that there are a number of reasons why a worker could get injured on site.
Construction accidents are more complicated than other forms of injury because of the legality surrounding them.
Contractors and subcontractors have their own requirements regarding workers’ compensation.
If you get injured on the job site, you need an experienced construction accidents attorney who can make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been injured in an accident on a job site, you need to contact a construction accident lawyer now.
Injury on the job site can seriously hinder your ability to work and provide for your family.
There are common injuries that can be avoided, and whether they are caused by your negligence or someone else’s you may be entitled to compensation.
Some of the common cases we see include but are not limited to the following:
Improper fall protection
Accidents resulting from poor communication
Improper respiratory protection
Accidents with industrial trucks
Improper lockout/tag out procedures
Electrical wiring accidents
Improper machine guarding
General electrical injuries
Workers compensation laws are convoluted and subject to multiple interpretations.
One of the biggest aspects to keep in mind is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.
If you are independent the entity that hires you is not responsible to provide ant insurance for your protection.
If you are an independent contractor it is encouraged for you to carry your own insurance for injury on the job.
The bottom line, however, is that whether you are an employee or an independent contractor the insurance company that covers you will do everything in their power to not have to pay you the fair compensation you deserve.
The law offices of Daniel Weltin are experienced with fighting these types of situations and can negotiate with insurance companies to assure you get every penny of compensation that you are entitled to.
Call 510-319-1904 today for a free consultation.