Dedicated Diamond Bar Injury Attorneys for Los Angeles Construction Site Accidents
Construction sites are the most dangerous places in the country to work. Thousands of workers die each year, and hundreds more are injured, as the result of poor safety practices on work sites. When contractors look to cut expenses on a job site, often their first resort is to cut safety measures that protect worker well-being.
Make sure you’re fully compensated after an accident
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed on a construction site, you have a right to compensation for those injuries. When your body is your profession, and that body is injured at work as the result of another person’s negligent or reckless behavior, you may need months of time off work to recover. Make sure you can provide for your family by exploring your options for being fully compensated after an injury by contacting the knowledgeable and skilled Southern California construction accident lawyers at Blasser Law for a consultation.
Accidents on job sites often attributable to four injury sources
Just four sources of injury cause roughly half of all deaths on American construction sites. These are:
- Falls: These include ladder falls; scaffolding falls; falls into trenches, holes, or shafts; and roofing work. Work done at a height is one of the most heavily-regulated fields of construction work. It is also the regulation category for which OSHA most often issues citations to job sites.
- Electrocution: Poor wiring work, failure to accurately label wires, or poor grounding practices can all lead to electrocution injuries. Believe it or not, as the result of poor safety practices and failure to adequately train employees on how to safely work with electricity, more construction workers suffer electrocution injuries than do electricians.
- Being struck by an object: When workers aren’t provided with head protection, or are not provided adequate equipment for using tools when working at a height, workers on that site bear a risk of being injured by falling objects.
- Becoming trapped in a small space or between two objects: Soil can weigh between 2,000 and 3,000 pounds per cubic yard. This makes it critical that job sites follow best practices on reinforcing trenches and providing means of escape from underground work. Workers may be vulnerable to asphyxiation or crush injuries when working in an improperly-reinforced trench.
Don’t delay when seeking compensation after a Los Angeles construction site accident
As soon as possible after a construction site injury, contact the aggressive and seasoned Diamond Bar construction accident lawyers at Blasser Law for a consultation, at 909-843-6363.