California Construction Site Accident Lawyers
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) identifies more than 1,000 U.S. occupations within 22 major industries. In some of these occupations, workers perform their duties under risk of serious injury due to various inherent workplace dangers, such as in the construction industry. The risk of serious injury or death is even higher when the neglect or misconduct of employers and others is involved.
When an employer, contractor, subcontractor, other employee, or even an equipment manufacturer is negligent or commits wrongful actions in relation to their duties, workers can suffer catastrophic injury leading to disability, lost wages, unemployment, pain and suffering, and other consequences. California law, as well as the laws of many other states, requires that employers have workers’ compensation insurance, but the benefits provided through this system may not be enough to fully compensate injured workers for their losses.
The legal team at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. has the necessary experience in employment-related injury litigation to help injured workers obtain sufficient compensation for the losses they’ve suffered. If you have been involved in a construction site accident and would like your case evaluated, please contact Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. today to schedule a free consultation.
The Right to a Safe Work Environment
All employees have the right to work in an environment that neither jeopardizes their health nor safety. Many injuries that occur on the job are the result of unsafe working conditions, which are often due to negligence on the part of employers, foremen, supervisors, co-workers, contractors, or product manufacturers. Forgoing standard safety procedures, violating Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations, not providing the appropriate safety equipment or training, cutting corners, using substandard materials and dangerous equipment are just some of the circumstances under which worker safety may be threatened.
Such negligence or misconduct may result in a number of workplace accidents including, but not limited to:
- Falls (such as from scaffolding)
- Burn injury
- Machinery accidents
Such incidents can result in disability, long-term pain and suffering, an inability to work and earn wages, as well as accrual of medical costs.
Holding At-Fault Parties Accountable for Negligence
In addition to having experience in all aspects of work injury claims, the attorneys at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. also specialize in claims related to product liability, lending us the expertise to handle a wide range of on-the-job injury actions, including those involving defective machinery and equipment.
We thoroughly investigate employment-related on-the-job injuries and obtain the evidence necessary to help determine fault and choose the best course of legal action. Such evidence may include witness statements, contracts, and company and inspection records. We also retain industry experts in fields such as occupational safety and health, construction, engineering and others to ensure accuracy and consistency.
If you have suffered an on-the-job injury, our attorneys can help you determine the best course of legal action. Contact us today to discuss your legal rights and options.
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