Depending on the circumstances of your construction accident, you may be able to recover benefits under the workers' compensation system (if you were working at the time of the accident) or you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the construction company for negligence. Our California construction accident attorneys have extensive experience and knowledge in this field. Allow us to evaluate your case and suggest the best course of action.
Common construction accidents
There are many different types of construction accidents. Some of the most common - and most serious - construction accidents include:
- Falls from a height
- Forklift accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Electrocution injuries
- Burn injuries
- Crushed by an object
- Getting caught between objects
- Trench collapses
- Work-related car accidents
Whatever type of construction accident you're dealing with, no matter how serious or straightforward things might seem, don't underestimate the complexity of your case. Talk to an attorney at our law firm today.
Who is liable for construction injuries?
The liable party in a Walnut Creek construction accident may vary depending on the particular circumstances of your accident. If you are a visitor to the site or were a pedestrian struck by a falling object or you slipped and fell due to an object in the walkway, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
In order to file a successful claim, you will need to prove the negligence of an employee of the construction company or of the company itself caused your accident. Examples include poor observance of safety standards or a failure to maintain equipment, secure scaffolding or otherwise maintain proper safety and training at the site.
Building a strong legal case typically requires a thorough analysis of your incident and exactly what led to your accident in order to determine what caused it and who should be held responsible. This might seem straightforward. But construction accident cases often turn out to be extremely complicated. That's why it's critical that you have an attorney on your side.
We can help
When you work with a Walnut Creek injury attorney at our law firm, you will find that we have the resources to properly handle your case. We can conduct an exhaustive investigation to uncover negligence or wrongdoing and work to recover maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us today to talk about your construction accident in the Oakland and Walnut Creek areas. We're prepared to go the distance to fight for your rights in California. That's how we work. That's why we consistently deliver results.