When working in the construction industry, there are many risks that workers must face on a daily basis, such as harmful toxic chemicals, serious slip and falls, heavy equipment malfunctions, and so much more. And while there are both federal and state laws in place to regulate construction jobs and sites, some employers knowingly disobey to cut costs and save time.
This is where the Los Angeles construction accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm can help if you’ve suffered an injury on a construction site due to an unlawful procedure. Ladder accidents, scaffold falls, poorly maintained equipment pieces, and structure collapses are just a few of the most common construction site accident claims that The Barnes Firm has successfully handled. We have the knowledge and resources to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf and will not rest until justice is served. Call The Barnes law firm to schedule your hassle-free consultation today.
Scaffold Accident Lawyers for Los Angeles Residents
According to the United States Department of Labor, nearly 65% of workers in the construction industry work on a scaffold. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, all building owners must test, certify, and maintain the anchorage systems on their property so that it is capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds. If for whatever reason a construction site scaffolding system fails to meet the requirements set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers and building owners alike may be liable for any and all injuries sustained.
At The Barnes Firm, our Los Angeles construction accident attorneys are intimately familiar with the engineering and regulations that govern work scaffolds. Using this knowledge, we will build a strong and unwavering case against the liable party so that you are justly compensated for not only your injuries, but future medical bills, loss of earning capacity, and other damages.
Generally, a scaffold accident is covered under California’s workers’ compensation benefits; however, the monetary value of those benefits is almost never enough to cover all of the damages for an injured worker. Sometimes a negligence claim is necessary when workers’ compensation isn’t enough.
Our Los Angeles construction accident attorneys are on your side and will be your strongest advocates throughout the entire claim process. Contact our law firm today to learn more about your rights and if you have a scaffold accident case on your hands.
Ladder Accident Lawyers in Los Angeles
Another very common construction site accident is ladder falls. Every year, ladder injuries occur where the user either falls off, is thrown from the ladder, or electrocuted. We typically look at ladders to be strong, sturdy, and reliable devices, but the truth of the matter is they are often made very poorly with low-quality materials. This does not mean that if a person falls off a ladder that the ladder is automatically faulty, but sometimes it does.
In those instances where an injury occurs due to a product defect, malfunction, or failed ladder component, our Los Angeles construction accident attorneys are here to determine the cause and find out who is responsible. Over the years we have handled numerous ladder accident cases and encourage you to contact us for your best chance of recovery in the matter.
Electrical Accident Attorneys Serving Los Angeles
Every year approximately 1,000 people in the U.S. die from electric shock (electrocution), and it is considered the fourth leading cause of death on the job. When electricity passes through the body, it heats all of the tissue it comes in contact with as it travels, causing severe burns underneath the skin and on the surface. Construction workers are especially at risk for electrical accidents due to their high involvement with live electrical equipment, circuit breakers, transformers, and control panels.
Electrical accidents can leave those affected with serious injuries, including internal and external burns, breathing problems, seizures, amputation, cardiac arrhythmia, and more.
If you have been injured on the job by electrical shock, the initial claim is going to be filed under workers’ compensation, but our experienced Los Angeles construction accident attorneys can increase your chances of fair compensation by pursuing a higher claim. Negligent parties need to be held accountable for their actions, and the Barnes law firm will see to it that justice is served.
The Barnes Firm construction accident attorneys serving Los Angeles have seen tragic results from unsafe working conditions. If you or someone you know has endured a construction site injury and is looking for an experienced team to discuss the case, contact us today.