Santa Ana Construction Accident Attorneys
Compensation for Injured Construction Workers Across Southern California
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries, with one of the highest injury rates across all occupations. The heavy machinery, the heights, and toxic chemicals present hazards for workers at every turn. Due to the nature of the job, workers are regularly injured. Whether you sustained a minor or severe injury on-site, you can file for workers' compensation to help you provide for medical care costs and lost wages. Learn more when you contact our workers' comp lawyers in Santa Ana.
Common Construction Accidents
Construction injuries are commonly caused by:
- Electric shock, electrical accidents
- Trench collapses
- Slip and falls, falls from heights/roofs
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Injuries from falling objects
Reporting Accidents in the Construction Industry
The moment you are injured, it is important to notify your employer as soon as possible. You will need to fill out paperwork when filing for workers' compensation and provide sufficient medical documentation to prove your injury. The process can be overwhelming, so talk to an experienced workers' compensation attorney if you are having difficulty resolving a claim or if you need help with the application. A workers' compensation attorney can help you file an accurate, complete claim and tell you whether a settlement offer is fair. We can also discuss the possible workers' comp benefits available to you and what you can expect. Contact Ufkes & Bright today to discuss your own situation.
Construction Injury Statistics
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that in 2018 over 20% of worker fatalities in private industry occurred in the construction industry. The leading causes of death were the following:
- Being struck by an object
- Crush or "caught in between" injuries
How to Prevent Construction Accidents
Construction accidents are fairly common, however, there are certain rules in place that require construction companies to provide safe work environments. In 2018 OSHA reported that some of the guidelines most commonly violated are:
- Providing fall protection
- Properly communicating hazards to workers
- Maintaining proper scaffolding
- Providing proper respiratory protection
- Properly maintaining ladders
If your employer failed to follow the rules set out by OSHA to maintain a safe work environment, and this led to your injuries, you may be eligible for compensation!
Big Firm Results, smaller Firm Attention
At Ufkes & Bright, we have been assisting injured workers all across Southern California since 1964. We have a rich history of success that includes millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. As a smaller firm, we are able provide each client with personalized attention. Yet, we also have extensive resources in our arsenal and are able to achieve big firm results for our clients.