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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) routinely cites the construction industry as one of the most dangerous and deadly workplaces. Regulatory compliance and safety policies can reduce the associated risks, but these measures do not completely remove the risk. One act of carelessness can change someone’s life forever. If you are hurt in a construction accident and need legal advice, contact our experienced Riverside construction injury lawyers. The team at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo has been representing injured construction workers and their families since 1979. We know what injured workers face, and we’re prepared to defend your rights inside and outside the courtroom.
If you have sustained a construction accident injury, you need to turn to a team that has extensive experience handling work injury claims in Riverside.
Your attorney will act as more as your legal representative in court. Our team of work injury lawyers in Riverside can also help you find qualified medical assistance, represent you in front of insurance companies and bill collectors, and answer any questions you have during the process. We successfully settle many cases outside of the courtroom, but we can and will take cases to trial if necessary. Our firm is ready to make the legal side of your case as simple and effective as possible so you can focus on recovery.
We understand the local ordinances and state and federal regulations that govern construction site operations, and we have experience representing those injured in all kinds of construction incidents. Whenever you have a question about construction injuries, please feel free to contact our team in Riverside.
Construction sites carry an inherent level of risk, but many accidents are completely avoidable. A dirty rag left out could present a fire hazard. Improperly maintained machines and equipment might malfunction, causing explosions, lost limbs, or other traumas. A dropped hammer from any height can result in a brain injury. Construction injuries include overuse injuries from daily activities on the job as well as severe injuries including falls from heights, electrocutions, burns, impalement, and welding injuries.
Construction sites are typically chaotic, with many individuals performing different, but interconnected roles. The potential for accidents and injuries increases with each new worker and piece of equipment. After any construction accident, injured workers, visitors, and passersby have the right to pursue fair compensation through an insurance claim and/or a personal injury lawsuit.
Construction injuries can occur in a wide variety of ways. Often, these incidents occur as a result of the careless or negligent actions of that construction company, coworkers, and third parties. Some of the most common causes of construction site accidents include:
This is certainly not a complete list of the causes of construction accident injuries in Riverside and surrounding areas. If you have been injured in the workplace at a construction site, we encourage you to reach out to one of our attorneys so we can examine the facts of your case and help you recover the compensation you need.
Construction workers can sustain a wide variety of injuries. The most visible type of injury is that construction workers sustain includes traumatic injuries such as:
However, some of the injuries that construction workers sustain occur over longer periods of time. This can include repetitive stress injuries that occur when a construction worker has to perform the same motions over and over again for lengthy periods of time, sometimes months or years. Additionally, construction workers can face significant injuries or illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous elements. This includes exposure to chemicals that can lead to respiratory issues, occupational cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and more. Construction workers also face regular exposure to workplace elements that can cause hearing and vision loss.
If you suspect that you have sustained an injury or illness caused by the workplace, we want you to reach out to one of our construction accident lawyers as soon as possible. A member of our team can examine the facts of your case and work to ensure that you are evaluated by a trusted medical professional. Our goal is to show that your injury or illness was caused by the workplace.
There may be various types of compensation available to construction accident injury victims in Riverside. First, nearly every workplace injury victim is entitled to coverage through the workers’ compensation system. In California, this includes complete coverage of medical bills and a portion of a person’s lost wages. Additionally, individuals may be entitled to various types of short- and long-term disability benefits, depending on the severity of the workplace injury.
However, in the event an individual is able to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit in civil court against an alleged negligent party, they may be able to recover different types of compensation, above and beyond what is available through workers’ compensation. For third-party injury claims, our Riverside construction injury lawyers are regularly able to help clients recover:
One of the key differences between workers’ compensation claims and third-party injury claims is the ability to recover non-economic damages such as pain and suffering losses. This is simply not available through the workers’ compensation system.
Regardless of fault, injured workers have the right to workers’ compensation benefits in the state of California. Our firm helps injured construction workers with every aspect of a construction incident claim. We can help you understand the claims process so you can file your claim on your own. If you run into problems with your employer or the insurance company, our workers’ compensation lawyers in Riverside will help you expedite the claims process and secure fair compensation to cover associated costs.
In many cases, we may need to take an injury case further than filing an insurance claim. An injured worker may also have a valid personal injury claim against the company, a product manufacturer, or a third party. Construction injury lawsuits go above and beyond insurance benefits to cover the injury expenses associated with an act of negligence. Filing an additional claim may offer more compensation for your pain and suffering than a workers’ compensation claim alone will provide.
In addition to site workers, visitors and individuals near the location may also suffer injuries. Gas leaks, asbestos exposure, falling objects, and other incidents may affect individuals outside of the construction company. If these individuals are onsite working for a different company, they may have access to workers’ compensation benefits as well as the ability to file a lawsuit against the liable party. Bystanders may not have access to workers’ compensation, but they do have the right to file a lawsuit based on negligence. Our firm handles all construction injury cases.
If you or your loved ones have questions or concerns as to how to properly file a construction lawsuit claim or how to file a workers’ compensation claim for a construction accident injury, call us today at (951) 977-7787. We would be happy to discuss your claim during a free consultation:
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury while working in the construction industry in Riverside, reach out to the team at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo for help as soon as possible. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex injury claims. We know what it takes to investigate construction accident injuries, and our goal is to make sure that you recover full compensation for your losses. We will not back down if your employer or an insurance carrier denies the claim, and we have no problem pursuing third-party injury lawsuits on your behalf. Call us today at (951) 977-7787 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation.