Construction sites are home to far too many accidents. This is a big part of the reason why site supervisors, government agencies and regulators, and employees have become more well-versed in safety in the last several decades. While research and best practices have advanced, construction site accidents in Santa Barbara and beyond are still too common, leaving victims with life-altering injuries. One of the primary reasons a construction site injury is very overwhelming for an employee who has suffered from one is that the he or she does not know where to turn immediately after the accident happens. Construction site accidents may involve several different types of legal claims, which is why it is important to get insight from an experienced Santa Barbara construction site injury lawyer as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know has recently been injured in a construction accident, it is important to get medical attention and to reach out for legal help as soon as possible. Construction site accidents are often complicated in terms of a legal perspective because more than one person or entity could be held responsible for a victim’s injuries. If you or someone you know is paying the price with a serious construction site injury, you may be able to pursue a legal claim against any responsible parties, so that you can get better and move forward with your life. Do not wait to get the help you need.
There are numerous different people who might be held liable for injuries that occur on a construction site, such as subcontractors, architects, engineers, site managers, construction site owners, and manufacturers. It is strongly recommended to hire an attorney to help you with the entirety of your legal claim. In the wake of an accident, you already have enough to worry about. A lawyer will work hard on your behalf to assist you with filing the proper paperwork and navigating the complex aspects of legal claims, which can ease your mind and give you the ability to focus on recovery rather than your case. The peace of Knowing that you have someone working hard on your case can be a big help during a challenging time.
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Due to heavy machinery, heights, lifting, and the risk for electrocution, the safety of construction sites should always be monitored as a top priority. When someone gets hurt, whether it is a worker or a passerby, the consequences can be severe. Some victims may never be able to fully recover from their injuries, struggling with costly medical expenses and disabilities for the rest of their life. Some of the most common construction accidents include falls from scaffolding or ladders, Electrocution, burns or disfigurements, limbs being pinned or cut off by machinery, vehicle accidents on or near the construction site, falling objects, insufficient training, exposure to toxic substances, compressed gases or mechanical hazards. Unfortunately, these are just a few examples of the kinds of accidents that frequently occur on Santa Barbara construction sites. While some incidents are truly accidents, others are due to another person’s negligence. For example, If proper safety equipment was not given to employees, then a site supervisor or manager could be held responsible for an employee who was injured on the job.
Some of the most common kinds of cases filed on behalf of an injured construction site worker include: Workers’ compensation: This is frequently the first place that an injured employee will turn when he or she is hurt on the job. It is important to remember that you have a duty to tell your employer about an accident whether or not you intend to file a workers’ comp claim at the time. Product liability: If a piece of equipment of machinery was defective and this led to an accident in which an employee sustained an injury, a product liability case may be the victim’s option for recourse. Negligent manufacturers could be held accountable in court. Personal injury: In the event that a third party was responsible for some or all of your injuries on the job, you may be able to pursue a Santa Barbara personal injury claim against the responsible parties.Wrongful death: This kind of case is pursued by the family members who have lost a loved one due to an accident on the job.
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At The May Firm, we're experienced with all areas of personal injury law. When you approach our firm, you'll quickly notice a refreshing difference. At our accident law firm, you're not just another case. You'll be treated with the same level of care and compassion that we'd show for our own family.
Unlike other jack of all trades lawyers, we only take personal injury cases. That means you can expect the best legal expertise available. If you've been injured in an accident, we're standing by to answer your questions. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our staff.
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