Much like any workplace, a construction site in San Diego has many working parts. In addition to the laborers, there are supervisors, planners, managers and other professionals that not only focus on how to get a project completed but also how to ensure the safety of the workers. Because it is the responsibility of everyone to keep the worksite safe, dangerous conditions could arise if one party fails to meet their duty of care. Because many construction sites are often filled with contractors and subcontractors, the risk of injury could fall upon anyone on the worksite.
A construction site accident could be a very serious incident. Falls are a major risk at these sites, as many workers are working at heights to help construct a home or building. Even if the heights are not extensive, a fall from the ground level, such as a slip or a trip, could result in injuries to the head, back and limbs.
After suffering a fall at a construction site, a worker may be left with serious injuries to recover from. This can be overwhelming for the worker, as they are not only addressing the medical bills associated with the injury but they are also needing to take time off from work to recover. At Bender & Gritz, APLC, our experienced attorneys understand how upsetting these matters can be. Furthermore, we are aware that workers’ compensation does not always fully reimburse an injured worker for all the expenses that resulted from the construction accident.
Our law firm understands that construction site accidents don’t just happen. An employer or a third party could be to blame. Thus, we not only help injured workers obtain workers’ comp from his or her employer’s insurance company when appropriate, but we also help our clients with a pursuit of a personal injury claim if an individual or third party other than their employer is to blame.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s construction workers’ compensation website. The losses and damages following a construction accident can be extensive. Thus, it is imperative to explore your rights, to determine if you can recover compensation to address lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation and funds to address pain and suffering.