Construction Accident Lawyers In Riverside, California
At Martinez & Schill LLP, our Riverside construction accident attorneys know that construction work appears annually on multiple top 20 most dangerous jobs in the U.S. lists, which makes the industry one of the most injurious and fatal for employees and, potentially, those who are just passing by construction sites.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported roughly 150,000 construction site accident injuries last year and around 5,250 construction worker fatalities over the same period.
If you or someone you love was hurt or killed during a construction accident in California, one of our Riverside County personal injury attorneys will help you untangle the complex circumstances that led to the injuries or fatality so that you can pursue the liable party’s insurance coverage for your unique financial recovery needs.
Understanding The Complexities Of Construction Site Accidents And Identifying Liable Parties
The construction industry is comprised of multiple moving parts, companies and workers who all work on the same job site, potentially under different employers and varying insurance coverages.
Whether the construction worker is a general contractor, an engineer, an electrician, a drywaller, a brick mason or another independent vendor, the number of different companies that can share liability for hazardous working conditions may be extensive. That means that if you were hurt on a construction site in California, our accident attorneys in Riverside will need to examine your relationship with all parties who may share some of the responsibility in contributing to your injuries.
Many different parties may be subjected to hazardous conditions on a construction site, including employees working on the construction site, workers who are hurt by a third party, or a passerby or visitor who was injured because of negligence.
In each case, a different party – or multiple parties – may be pursued for our client’s financial recovery. To find the underlying cause of who is liable for your injuries, contact our Riverside construction accident attorneys today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
What Are The Most Common Causes Of Construction Site Accidents In Riverside?
Falls are the leading cause of construction accident injuries, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, they are not the only cause of serious construction accidents, injuries and fatalities that occur throughout California each year.
Other common construction accidents involve the following and more:
- Defective equipment, heavy machinery accidents and mechanical injuries
- Getting caught in/between equipment, materials or structures
- Conveyor accidents, exposed trenches or holes and falling objects
- Electrocution and crushing injuries
- Hazardous chemicals, fires and explosions
- Vehicle accidents and getting hit by a vehicle
- Overexertion and poor onsite supervision
- Mishandling of welding equipment
- Repetitive stress injuries and slip-and-falls
- Structural, trench or ground collapses
If you have suffered serious injuries on a construction site in California, contact our skilled Riverside construction accident lawyers today to schedule a free consultation. We’ll discuss the details of your case so that we can help you understand how to pursue the financial recovery you deserve to get your life back.
What Are The Most Common Construction Accident Injuries In Riverside?
When negligence is a factor on construction sites throughout California, people are going to get hurt, no matter who they work for or what their position is.
Common California construction accident injuries can include but are not limited to:
- Strains and sprains
- Muscle and ligament damage
- Broken, fractured and crushed bones
- Eye injuries or loss of vision and loss of hearing
- Shoulder, knee or ankle injuries from repetitive motion
- Respiratory diseases
- Burns from fires, explosions or electrocutions
- Head or traumatic brain injuries
- Limb damage or losses
- Neck, shoulder and spine injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Paralysis and amputations
- Toxic exposure to chemicals
- Wrongful death
If you have been injured on a construction site or have lost a loved one who was working during a construction accident, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Riverside today to understand your rights and options for pursuing the negligent party that caused your damages or losses.
Compensation For Riverside Construction Accident Injuries
If you are injured on the job, the law says that you cannot file a lawsuit against your employer even if your employer was at fault. Rather, you must go through the workers’ compensation system. If a party other than your employer shared fault in your accident, however, you may pursue legal action against that party.
For example, if you are a subcontractor and you are injured on a construction site that was unsafe, you could potentially pursue compensation from the general contractor who is tasked with maintaining a safe working environment. This is called a third-party cause of action.
When you work in construction, an injury can devastate your life and your livelihood. Most construction jobs require physical labor, which may be impossible following a severe injury. We understand that dealing with the legal complexities of a personal injury case while trying to recover physically can be extremely overwhelming.
Our attorneys will guide you through the legal process and help you make informed decisions as your case progresses. We are skilled negotiators and litigators, and we fight for our clients’ rights to maximum compensation both in and out of court.
In addition to construction accidents, our Riverside personal injury lawyers handle all types of cases, including:
Contact Our Experienced Riverside Construction Accident Attorneys Today To Schedule A Free Consultation
To learn more about how we can assist you with your construction accident case, contact us at 951-290-3367 to schedule a free consultation and discuss your legal rights. One of our experienced Riverside construction accident lawyers will meet with you to answer your questions and assess the prospects of your case.
If you are unable to travel to our office due to your injury, we will come to your home, hospital or rehabilitation center. Our Riverside personal injury lawyers handle cases on contingency, so there is no risk in pursuing the compensation you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions For Our Riverside Construction Accident Attorneys
How will the construction accident attorneys at Martinez & Schill LLP in Riverside help strengthen my case?
At Martinez & Schill LLP, our skilled Riverside construction accident lawyers partner with highly qualified industry and safety experts who outline the relative responsibilities of each negligent party who contributed to our client’s injuries. Then, we can identify the negligent circumstances and the parties liable for them for the full financial recovery that our client is entitled to for their unique damages.
What type of financial recovery can I pursue after a construction accident with injuries in California?
At Martinez & Schill LLP, our construction accident lawyers in Riverside will outline your complete injury needs so that we can pursue the best outcome for your unique personal injury case.
That may include financial recovery for your:
- Complete medical expenses, including future care needs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent impairment
What is the statute of limitations for filing a construction accident injury claim in California?
In California, a personal injury claim, including construction accident injury claims, must be brought against the negligent party within two years of the date that the injury occurred unless a public entity is involved. Then, the claim must be brought within six months from the date of the accident.