Construction is a dangerous profession. Each year, many employees sustain serious injuries on construction sites, including broken bones, brain trauma, spinal cord damage, and amputation injuries. In many cases, these injuries are fatal. If you are injured on a Fresno construction site, you may be eligible for financial compensation. In these situations, the lawyers at Freedman Law can fight for your right to recovery. Our Fresno construction site accident lawyers can represent your lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim and secure the settlement that you deserve.
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Our attorneys have built a comprehensive legal system that has helped thousands of injured people secure compensation, including construction accident victims.
Our firm is the highest-rated personal injury firm in the Central Valley. We strive to provide the best possible service from consultation to settlement.
We operate on a contingency fee basis. You will only pay legal fees if we secure a financial award in your case.
Construction Site Accident Statistics
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 20 percent of private industry worker deaths in 2019 were in construction. During that year, every one out of five employee deaths involved a construction worker.
Falls are responsible for 36.4 percent of the total number of fatalities in 2019.
15.4 percent of construction worker fatalities involved being struck by an object or equipment.
Electrocution injuries accounted for 7.2 percent of construction worker deaths.
5.4 percent of construction worker fatalities occurred when an employee was caught in or between objects or machinery.
Workers’ Compensation for Fresno Construction Site Injuries
If you sustained an injury while working on a Fresno construction site, you may be eligible for a workers’ compensation claim. All employers in California are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance, regardless of their number of employees.
If you are injured while performing your job duties, you can file a workers’ compensation claim and recover benefits, regardless of fault or negligence. However, filing this type of claim will prevent you from pursuing a lawsuit against your employer over the same incident.
Can You File a Lawsuit for a Construction Site Injury?
In some cases, a construction site accident occurs due to another person or entity’s negligence.In cases involving defective products, you can hold the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer accountable through a product liability claim. You can also file a lawsuit against a coworker, contractor, vendor, or even your employer, as long as negligence is present. For example, you may be injured by a piece of defective machinery. A contractor or third party visiting the construction site may push you off scaffolding during a heated argument. Your employer may actively encourage unsafe work practices, putting you and your coworkers at risk of injury.
In these situations, you could file a lawsuit against the person or company responsible for the accident. If you believe that negligence contributed to your accident, you should speak to a lawyer about your legal options before filing a claim. A Fresno personal injury attorney can evaluate your case and help you understand your optimal path to compensation.
Set Up a Consultation With Our Law Firm Today
If you are injured while working on a construction site, the lawyers at Freedman Law can help you secure the compensation that you deserve. Reach out online or call us to schedule a consultation and discuss your next steps with a Fresno construction site accident lawyer.