Construction Accident Attorney – When You Need One
If there is any job that conceals a minefield of danger and risk, it’s construction work. Every year, thousands are seriously injured or killed in
construction accidents on construction sites. And while many precautions have been put into place to protect workers, construction accidents
continue to be the number one cause of job-related deaths in America.
An astounding 1 out of every 10 workers will get injured this year. This is when you need a Construction Accident Attorney. Hastily constructed
scaffolding, improperly braced cranes and falls from high places contribute greatly to this high accident rate. In Los Angeles, as in other big cities,
economic pressure to get buildings up faster and faster is only making matters worse. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
estimates that there will be 1000 work-related deaths nationwide this year in the construction industry. In fact, this trend is so alarming that after ten
workers died in seventeen months in Las Vegas construction accidents, Congress is reviewing of whether OSHA’s policies are not only adequate, but
are being followed.
Los Angeles Construction Accident Attorneys are seeing more and more devastating cases emerge from on-site accidents. Burns, amputations,
spinal injuries, asphyxiation due to faulty ventilation, falls, blindness and head injuries are only a few of the catastrophic construction accidents that
can put victims out of work, sometimes permanently. Others face a lifetime regimen of medication and/or weeks or months of rehabilitation. During
that time, their families are often without income.
It is the responsibility of the construction site’s General Contractor and his subcontractors to assure the safety of their workers, maintaining a
workplace as free of potential hazards as possible and to supervise on-site work situations. This, unfortunately, isn’t always the case. Construction
accidents are often caused by negligent General Contractors or Contra