Working at a construction site is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. The chief causes of construction site injuries and death are unsafe work practices and unsafe work site conditions. These most often are caused by employers’ failure to comply with their own policies and procedures, failure to comply with government safety practices, failure to provide adequate safety equipment, etc.
Don’t assume workers compensation is the only source of compensation. There may be other businesses and companies that can be responsible.
Many times, a “non-subscriber” employer will have an occupational injury benefit plan that may pay for medical bills or part of your wages. This is not the only compensation you are entitled to. If you are unsure if your employer has workers compensation, please contact our law firm at (619) 550-1313.
On-the-job, work, and San Diego construction accidents can occur because of the following:
1. Falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, open structures, freight docks
2. Crane and forklift accidents
3. OSHA violations
6. Construction vehicle and truck accidents
7. Dangerous and defective tools and equipment
8. Power Tool accidents
9. Inadequate safeguards.
10. Lack of supervision
11. Untrained or intoxicated workers
12. Heavy Equipment accidents
13. Excavation cave ins and collapsed trenches
Entities that can be responsible for on-the-job, work, and construction accidents include: employers, general contractors, subcontractors, workers, property owners, and tool and equipment manufacturers.
To get most value from your work, on-the-job or construction claim, The Kindley Firm, APC, recommends you do the following:
1. Immediately report the work, on-the-job or construction accident to your employer
2. Get the names, addresses, and phone number of all witnesses to the work, on-the-job or construction accident;
3. Take pictures of the accident scene, equipment and your injuries
4. If injured, do not delay getting medical treatment;
5. Document your pain, swelling, and other injuries that cannot be seen
6. Do not give a recorded statement before talking to a work accident attorney;
7. Do not sign a medical records authorization or any paper before talking to an construction or work accident attorney; and
8. Do not accept a settlement before talking to an work injury attorney
If you are injured in a work, on-the-job, or construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
1. Medical bills
2. Future medical care
3. Lost wages
4. Future loss of earning capacity
4. Disfigurement and impairment.
The work, on-the-job, and construction accident attorneys at The Kindley Firm, APC, represents individuals and families that have sustained the following types of personal injuries in a work, on-the-job or construction accident.
1. Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) or Concussion or Head Injury
2. Spinal Cord injury (SCI)
3. Paralysis and Speech Loss
4. Quadriplegia and Paraplegia
5. RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) and CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
6. Amputations and Loss of Limb
7. Seizures, Numbness and Loss of Consciousness
8. Burns and Electrocutions
9. Back injury (herniated disc or vertebrae fracture)
10. Knee injury (torn meniscus or patella fracture)
11. Shoulder injury (rotator cuff)
12. Eye Injury, Vision Loss or Blindness
13. Ankle injury
14. Broken bones
16. Scarring or disfigurement
17. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other emotional injuries
If a loved one or relative dies because of a work, on-the-job, or construction accident compensation may be given for: funeral expenses, medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment, loss of emotional support and companionship provided by spouse or parent; and loss of household duties provided by spouse or parent.
Don’t hesitate, contact The Kindley Firm, APC, today and we will fight diligently for your claim! Fill out our convenient online consultation form.
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