A construction site can be a dangerous place. There's a lot going on, much of it inherently risky, and the situation is often best described as "controlled chaos."
You do your best to be a safe and productive employee. You take all of the necessary precautions and look out for your co-workers. But you can do everything right and still suffer a catastrophic personal injury while on the job.
Our firm represents those hurt on the job in construction accidents as the result of negligence from a third party. We will investigate your accident, determine its cause and pursue liability from the responsible parties.
If you live in or around Redondo Beach, California and need an experienced construction accident lawyer, please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP today at 310-536-1000 for a free consultation.
Causes of Construction Accidents
One of the common misconceptions regarding construction site accidents is that they are all handled through workers' compensation. People think that if they get hurt at work, they can't sue- they have to file for workers' comp.
This isn't quite accurate. It's generally true that a workplace injury with no outside actors involved is handled through workers' comp- in other words, if you're hurt at the workplace and no third parties played a role, you likely won't be able to sue.
Construction sites are a bit more complicated. There are "third parties" everywhere. Heavy vehicle traffic is constant. Electricians, outside carpenters, a whole range of people who are not directly associated with the employee and employer- all of them play a significant role in the construction of a new building.
If you're hurt as a result of negligence or misconduct from a third party, you can pursue a personal injury claim against that party. And we help victims with these claims.
Common causes of construction accidents include:
- Falls from high places
- Electrical malfunctions
- Vehicle accidents
- A wide range of physical trauma
Finding the true cause of your accident and resulting injury requires going deeper and pursuing liability wherever it might lead. Our construction accident lawyers are unafraid to pursue the compensation you deserve, even if liability lies on the shoulder of a powerful, wealthy organization or corporation.
If you want to speak with our construction accident lawyers about your case, please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP today at 310-536-1000 for a free consultation. We serve clients from Redondo Beach, Torrance, South Bay and Los Angeles County.