Construction & Scaffold Accidents

Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction sites are extremely dangerous places to work. Workers must be aware of what’s happening around them at all times. Cranes, trucks and large power tools can all help workers do their jobs efficiently with precision, but they can also cause serious and devastating injuries when they’re put in the hands of those who are inexperienced or negligent.

The companies and supervisors responsible for workers’ safety have an obligation to make sure that all safety measures are in place, and guidelines are being followed.

At The Barnes Firm, we’ve dedicated our practice to helping injured victims get the best result possible after an accident.

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Our construction attorneys in Los Angeles, San Diego and the Bay Area will defend your rights and help maximize the compensation you’re owed. Contact us, or call an experienced construction accident lawyer now for a FREE case evaluation.

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Scaffold & Ladder Injuries

Scaffold Injury and Ladder Injury Lawyer

Lawyers Helping Scaffold Accident Victims across California

Falls from scaffolds and ladders account for nearly half of all injuries on American construction sites. Any height can be a dangerous place, and the risk of a fall is always present.

Fortunately, in the last few decades, construction companies have made drastic changes in the way safety is viewed and administered. Most construction workers are now required to wear safety harnesses and headgear when working from any height. It is up to the supervisors on construction sites to make sure safety equipment is being used, and being used properly.

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If you or a family member has suffered a scaffold or ladder injury, you could receive significant compensation from the insurance company. Contact us, or call one of our construction accident lawyers now for a FREE case evaluation.

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Defective Equipment & Machinery

Unsafe Equipment Accident

Los Angeles | San Diego | Oakland | San Francisco

When construction accidents happen, it may not be your fault. In many cases, workers unaware that they were using defective or unsafe equipment. In these cases, injured workers are often entitled to more than just the workers’ compensation benefits.

Some equipment and tools prone to defective designs and recalls include:

  • Cranes – when cranes are not maintained or a piece of equipment is faulty, these large structures can get blown over by the wind and cause serious injuries to workers and bystanders
  • Forklifts – each forklift operator must be well-trained to use this piece of machinery. Training individuals is the responsibility of the company or individual that owns the forklift
  • Saws – missing or defective saw guards frequently cause cuts and amputations. Workers are urged to report any unsafe saws to their supervisors
  • Power tools – any type of power tool can be dangerous in the hands of an untrained worker. Additionally, these tools can cause serious injury if they break or malfunction
  • Conveyors – a worker’s clothing can easily get caught in a conveyor, and these machines have been known causes of several construction accidents in California

At The Barnes Firm, our construction accident attorneys have helped workers get the best results possible from their injury claims, and in some cases, our team has helped improve safety at construction areas around the country.


Crane Accidents

Los Angeles Lawyers Helping Victims Across California, including Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Oakland, and San Francisco 

Every crane operator must have extensive training to operate a crane, large or small. Even the slightest oversight could result in serious injuries to the operator, other workers or bystanders near the work site.

Cranes are particularly dangerous to operate near power lines, as this can result in electrocution; the top cause of injury in a crane accident.

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Electrocution

Electrical Accident | Los Angeles | San Francisco | San Diego 

Electrical accidents are some of the most common accidents that occur both at home and at the workplace. High-voltage electricity can cause serious burns and permanent damage. In some cases, a person does not even have to come in contact with a power line or live wire to be electrocuted, as currents can ‘arc’ and cause devastating burn injuries.

Since electricity can be life-threatening if it’s improperly handled, many companies and business owners are required to follow strict rules and safety standards. When these laws are not followed, it puts lives at risk.

If you or a loved one has been electrocuted on the job, Contact The Barnes Firm immediately and have our experienced electrical accident lawyers stand-up for your rights.

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Falling Objects

Bay Area Lawyer Helping Victims of Ceiling Collapses

Falling objects at a construction site are one of the most dangerous hazards at a work site. Unfortunately, these are difficult to predict — or prepare for. Even a small tool dropped from a short height can cause debilitating brain injuries. Other, heavier objects can cause catastrophic injuries, and even wrongful death.

Ceiling collapses or loose tiles can also cause life-changing injuries. The Barnes Firm helped with one case where a foam tile caused a person to suffer serious spinal injuries. In other cases, a collapsing roof or ceiling can result in wrongful death.

Whether the injuries were mild or serious, it’s important to have a strong team of legal advocates in your corner to help you get the best result possible from an injury or wrongful death claim. Contact us or call us 24/7 if you have any questions.

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I am very thankful and appreciative for the wonderful job that The Barnes Firm has done for me with my auto accident. I think I was lucky to have Landon and Ali worked on my case. They were always available for me.

I was in a car accident and contacted, The Barnes Firm. I was transferred to an attorney right away. The attorney was very pleasant and helpful. He answered all my questions. He set up an appointment that same week. The attorney himself, came over to my home. He went over the paperwork and explained the procedure very thoroughly. The attorney’s paralegal contacted me right away. The office has been in touch with me and genuinely concerned about my injuries. This firm was on top of my case. I highly recommend them. Please call The Barnes Firm.

My attorney and his Assistant helped me through my injury case. It was a real pleasure having their legal advice available to me in a time when I couldn’t think straight or even figure out what to do after my accident injury.