By now, some of you may have heard about the Novato man who was crushed to death by a rolling pipe while working on a construction site a couple days ago in Petaluma.
Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured or killed in construction related accidents. Whether it’s a falling girder, a defective piece of equipment, or a bulldozer without a warning signal, construction workers are constantly exposed to dangerous work environments.
As a result they can suffer serious injuries resulting in a loss of employment, permanent disabilities, and a lifetime of medical bills and in some cases even death.
Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC have years of experience in representing injured construction workers, and know what it takes to bring these cases to a successful conclusion.
Because construction injury cases are complex, you will need an experienced construction accident attorney to successfully handle them. Construction cases typically require the injured worker to bring claims against contractors, subcontractors, developers, owners, material suppliers, architects, engineers and insurance companies, as all of these parties typically attempt to avoid liability for their wrongful conduct and pass it on to others.
Additionally, construction cases frequently require expert witnesses-both medical and construction industry experts-to demonstrate both the cause of the accident and the nature and extent of the employee’s injuries. Accordingly, without an experienced and aggressive construction accident attorney, an injured worker may suffer for years without any compensation while the construction lawsuit carries on.
Construction companies and contractors must by law carry workers’ compensation insurance, no matter what the size of the company. Workers’ compensation covers medical care and lost wages, but the payments are limited and do not assign fault. We seek damages above and beyond Workers’ Comp, as the law allows, ensuring that the victim’s current and future needs are fully met. The employer owes a safe work environment for its workers, and is obligated to take reasonable measures to ensure safety.
We seek compensation for victims of construction site accidents relating to negligent or reckless actions and orders, unqualified equipment operators, OSHA violations and other employer liability.
Our California construction site accident lawyers will need to interview witnesses, procure files and plans, study the site of the accident, etc. Some of our clients include steel workers, carpenters, electricians, roofers, sheet metal workers, structural workers, and all tradesmen.
Injuries due to construction accidents are frequently severe, resulting in crushed or amputated limbs, paralysis and spinal cord injuries, burns, vision loss or hearing damage, back and neck injuries, loss of mobility and other permanent disability.
Through jury trial or insurance settlement, Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC will seek maximum compensation for medical expenses and future care, loss of wages and lost earning potential, and other damages such as loss of enjoyment. When these accidents turn fatal, we also represent surviving families in filing wrongful death lawsuits.
If you or a loved one have been seriously hurt in a worksite accident, contact our firm today at 707-571-8600 OR 415-492-4507.
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