Among all types of workplace injuries in our country, perhaps none are more commonplace than injuries incurred in construction accidents. The very nature of construction work lends it to be rife with accidents hazards abound at any construction job site. From heavy machinery to massive scaffolds to moving obstacles and compressed gas products, construction sites are dangerous places to be and to work. Workers compensation is the first line of defense for workers injured doing construction jobs, but to be fully compensated for serious injuries and to recover the monetary compensation you deserve, effective counsel from an aggressive Temecula construction accident attorney with Hiden, Rott & Oertle , LLP is a smart move.
Serious Injuries in the Construction Sector
There are numerous serious injuries that can occur on the construction job site. One of the most frequent is due to falls, whether from a scaffold, ladder or other improperly secured to support structure, falls can lead to massive injuries such as spinal cord or brain injuries or amputations that require months or even years of rehabilitation and medical treatment. Another type of common injury occurs when heavy equipment malfunctions and causes injuries to the operator or workers nearby, causing crushing-type injuries, fractures, and internal damage. Objects falling also pose a risk to construction workers, especially when falling from some height. Exposure to compressed gases, which are commonly used in construction, can lead to severe burn injuries and lung damage. Likewise, slip-and-fall accidents are a common hazard, trips, slips and falls on wet surfaces or while navigating debris, cables, and cords, and construction equipment can cause a myriad of different injuries. Seemingly innocuous elements of a construction site pose additional risks too. For example, the excessive noise of the site can cause hearing loss over time.
Liability in Construction Accidents
Identifying the party responsible for injuries in a construction accident can be a complex undertaking. Our Temecula construction accident attorney can review your case to determine who should be held accountable for your injuries. Sometimes the answer is simple: your employer. Other times it may be a contractor, sub-contractor, or even an equipment manufacturer. Working with an experienced attorney from Hiden, Rott & Oertle , LLP ensures that everyone who has a part in causing your accident is included in any legal action you choose to file.
Damages Resulting from Construction Accidents
Your construction accident claim is intended to make you whole again following your injuries. Your claim may encompass several types of damages, including your medical bills, the cost of future medical treatment and ongoing care, rehabilitation and physical therapy, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. If your injury is serious enough to impact your future ability to earn a living or results in a permanent full or partial disability, your award will likely be enhanced. Schedule your free consultation with a Temecula construction attorney now to go over the particulars of your case and determine the best way to proceed with filing your personal injury and workers compensation claim.