San Diego Construction Site Falls Attorneys
Compensation for Injured Southern California Construction Workers
Thousands of construction workers are injured on the job every year in California, and many of those injuries are caused by construction site falls. Falls on construction sites can cause a wide range of injuries from minor cuts and bruises to permanently disabling injuries. Some construction workers have even lost their lives from construction site falls. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, contractors have an obligation to provide a safe work environment. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable in civil court. At Martinez & Schill LLP, we are skilled advocates for victims of construction accidents. Our San Diego construction accident attorneys have extensive experience representing injured construction workers and fighting for maximum compensation in all accident cases.
Construction Site Falls and Workers’ Compensation in California
California employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and the law prohibits employees from suing their employers when they are injured on the job. The law does not, however, prohibit civil lawsuits against third parties that share responsibility for the accident. Consequently, if you are the victim of a construction site fall or any other type of construction accident, you may be entitled to additional compensation beyond your workers’ compensation benefits. For example, if you were working as a subcontractor on a job, liability for an unsafe work environment may extend to the general contractor, property owner or another subcontractor working at the site.
Our attorneys carefully investigate the circumstances of every case we take to identify all possible liable parties. In some cases, even equipment manufacturers may share responsibility for an accident if there was an equipment failure or malfunction. A serious injury from a construction site fall can dramatically alter the course of your life and your family’s life. We understand how important it is to obtain the greatest possible compensation for your injuries so that you can recover as much as possible and move on with your life without anxiety about your future. To that end, our San Diego construction accident attorneys vigorously pursue all liable parties.
If you or your loved one was injured in a construction site fall, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We will listen to your story, answer your questions and give you a realistic assessment based on our experience of what you can expect from the legal process. Our Riverside personal injury attorneys handle all cases on a contingency basis. We do not get paid until we win your case.