Glendale Construction Accident Lawyer Serving Los Angeles
From building our homes and office buildings to constructing our roads, restaurants, and freeways, construction is a vital industry. Every day construction workers put their bodies and their lives at risk to create the infrastructure the rest of the country needs to function and thrive. Construction work is just as important as it is dangerous. Construction workers face a higher rate of workplace injury and fatalities than just about any other industry in the country. When construction workers in California get hurt, they have the right to monetary compensation for their injuries. Whether through workers’ compensation coverage or personal injury claims against negligent third parties, people injured on construction sites deserve financial recovery for the harm they suffer.
The experienced and passionate Glendale construction accident attorneys at McReynolds Vardanyan, LLP are here to help. We will help you and your family get coverage for your medical bills, your lost income, your disability, and in the case of third-party negligence, additional damages such as pain and suffering and loss of companionship. If you or someone you love was hurt or killed on a construction site, you can rely on the construction injury legal team at McReynolds Vardanyan to get you the damages you are owed.
Construction Accident Statistics
According to federal officials, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), construction is the most dangerous industry for workers in the United States. One in ten construction site workers gets injured every single year across the country, translating to over 150,000 construction site worker injuries annually. A full 15 percent of all workers’ compensation costs annually are connected to construction site injuries. Even more shocking, one in five workplace deaths happens in construction. In 2018, 1,008 construction workers were killed on the job.
According to OSHA and BLS, fall hazards are the most common cause of injury at construction sites. Over half of all injury falls in the United States occur at construction sites. The next leading causes of injuries are being struck by a falling, flying, or rolling object, getting electrocuted, and being caught in a piece of equipment or caught in between objects. Workers between the ages of 25 to 34 make up the largest share of the injured population.
According to safety experts, half of all serious workplace injuries go unreported. Do not make yourself a part of these statistics. If you are injured at a construction site, either as a construction worker or an unlucky civilian, call a compassionate and effective construction accident attorney at McReynolds Vardanyan to discuss your case and explore your options for recovery.
Common Construction Accidents
We discussed a few of the leading causes of construction worker injury and fatality above, but there are many additional ways in which construction workers are injured on the job. Injuries can happen because of inadequate safety training, lack of proper safety equipment, negligence on the part of workers, property owners, supervisors, or third-party contractors, or by sheer unlucky happenstance. Whatever the reason for your injury, if you are injured while working at a construction site in California, you have the right to compensation.
The construction injury lawyers at McReynolds Vardanyan help injured construction workers recover after injuries resulting from incidents, including the following:
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding, or other high places
- Falling, flying, or rolling objects
- Getting stuck in machinery
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals
- Traffic accidents
- Crane accidents
- Getting stuck in between heavy objects
- Elevator shaft accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Trench or ground collapse
Call Our Glendale Construction Accident Attorneys Today for Help After a Construction Site Injury
If you have been hurt on a construction site, or someone you care about was killed in a construction accident in Los Angeles or Southern California, we are here to help you through these difficult times. Call our Glendale office at 818-855-2115 for a free consultation to evaluate your case and ensure that you are prepared to get the recovery you deserve. Our experienced, talented, and effective construction accident attorneys are ready to meet you and meet your needs.