So you have been injured at a construction site. Construction site accidents can have many different causes. They are often complicated. Experts are nearly always necessary to sort them out and prove who failed to take proper precautions. Was a subcontractor negligent? Was there proper shoring for the excavation? Was there a failure to comply with OSHA regulations?
We have prosecuted dozens of construction site accidents during our 64 combined years of litigation. We have a network of experts. We know what has to be done to maximize your recovery.
We will determine where the fault lies for your accident. It might be a subcontractor, the general contractor, an equipment manufacturer, or some other entity. We will then get your case going in the right direction so you receive all the compensation to which you are entitled for your injuries. Many of the people we serve have experienced serious personal injuries such as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, lost limbs/amputations, burns, scars and disfigurement, as well as broken bones. We have represented the families of workers killed at construction sites.
There are many reasons that accidents happen on construction sites:
- Defective machinery and equipment
- Poor safety management/failure to comply with OSHA and other guidelines
- Employer neglect
- Poor or no training of construction site workers
- Negligence of subcontractors and other parties on the job site
However, if any person or entity was responsible for the construction site injury or death other than your employer, a co-employee or you, we can help. We do not handle workers’ compensation claims. That is, if the only party responsible for a construction site injury or death is the injured or deceased person, or his/her employer, or his/her co-employee, then the only action you can take is to file a workers’ compensation claim. We can refer you to a workers’ compensation specialist.
Not all construction site injuries are workers’ compensation matters. A third-party claim is often possible. What does that mean? It means, for instance, that if you have been injured by dangerous or defective machinery or if you have been hurt by a subcontractor’s actions, you may be able to file a separate personal injury lawsuit in addition to your work comp claim. Don’t short yourself. Take the time to get legal advice from Jim or Eric at the Traut Firm.
Get Help From a Santa Ana Construction Injury Attorney
Learn more about your options after a construction site accident. Talk with our Orange County construction site accident attorneys at the Traut Firm by calling Jim or Eric at 714-835-7000. You can also contact us online. Consultations are free and confidential.