Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in which to work, as evidenced by the huge number of worker injuries reported every year. Construction job sites are abounding with potential danger at every turn, from the equipment used to the nature of the work. It is generally the responsibility of the site manager or general contractor to ensure that a construction site is safe for employees and passersby, but unfortunately accidents still happen. Many factors can lead to injury, including falls from heights, explosions on the site, electrocution, faulty equipment, user failure on machines or equipment, improper employee training, and dangerous working conditions. When injuries occur because of negligence or failure to provide a safe working environment, a victim may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover the damages that have been inflicted.
Common injuries that occur on job sites include bone fractures, burns, chemical exposure, loss of limbs, skin lacerations or punctures, concussions, and more. The nature of construction work often leads to very serious injuries - much more severe than other types of personal injury cases. These types of injuries very often lead to steep medical bills, far surpassing what victims are able to afford. Additionally, injured construction workers are often unable to return to work due to the physicality required to do so, leading to loss of wages that they so desperately need. If you are a victim in this type of situation, call Sharifi Firm, APC today to find out what you are eligible for in a personal injury lawsuit by speaking with a leading California construction accident attorney.
Determining liability in a construction accident can be quite complicated. On any given construction site, there may be any number of liable parties when an accident occurs - from fellow construction workers, to sub-contractors who have been hired to perform specific jobs, to site managers who oversee the job site, to the general contractor who is responsible for the project, to the project owner. Any or all of these parties may be held liable if there is an accident on a project. In cases like these, it is important to have an experienced California construction accident attorney in your corner who can sift through the facts and make sure that the right people are held accountable for your injuries.
Contact Sharifi Firm, APC today if you have been injured in a construction accident. We have offices throughout the state of California and are available to meet with you to discuss your case. Call today for a free consultation.