Southern California Construction Accident Attorney
At the law firm of Rose, Klein & Marias LLP, we understand that construction can be a very dangerous occupation. From the materials these professionals work with to other people working on the job site to the way employers manage the process, hazards can pop up at any point. When they do, the results can be tragic.
If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a workplace injury, our personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers can help. For more than 80 years, our team has stood up for the rights of workers throughout Southern California. We are ready to put our reputation for excellence to work for you.
The attorneys at our law firm offer complimentary initial consultations to discuss a particular case. Contact us today to schedule a convenient appointment.
We represent all people who have been injured on the job on a contingency basis. You pay nothing unless we win.
Why Choose Us?
- We have had extensive experience in construction accident law since our law firm’s establishment in 1936.
- We have 10 law offices and dozens of attorneys to conveniently serve all accident victims throughout Southern California.
- We focus exclusively on two areas of practice: workers’ compensation and personal injury law. This gives us in-depth knowledge of these subjects.
- We accept Southern California construction accident cases on a contingency fee basis, with $0 in upfront costs for our services.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
At Rose, Klein & Marias LLP, we know exactly how to help victims of construction accidents in Southern California. Over 80 combined years of experience give our lawyers the knowledge to effectively handle claims against companies, property owners, equipment manufacturers and other parties involved in Southern California’ construction industry. From start to finish, we can walk you through legal processes while protecting your rights as a claimant. We will not let any employer or insurance company take advantage of you in your fight for justice.
Outlets for Recovery
Construction accident claims are unique in that these accidents often occur at work while the victim is on the job. California’s workers’ compensation laws mean an injured employee may be able to receive financial compensation through one or more different avenues. Construction accidents can take one or both of the following paths:
- The workers’ compensation path. In these cases, we pursue compensation from the employer involved. Depending on the severity of the situation, we may seek temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits or medical benefits. With our extensive experience, our attorneys understand the steps that need to be taken to see that you get the financial support you need to maintain your quality of life.
- The personal injury path. At most construction sites, success is the result of a number of factors working together. Some of those factors, such as the equipment being used or other subcontractors working on the same job, are the responsibility of outside parties. If one of these is the cause of a construction worker being injured on the job, we will pursue action against them. Our product liability team can stand up to manufacturers of defective equipment, such as scaffolds or ladders. We can take on other companies with employees acting negligently and causing accidents. You can count on us.
Whether your case involves a falling accident, being hit by a falling piece of construction material or any other type of construction accident, our law firm can help. if you were injured due to the negligence of someone other than your employer or a co-worker, you do have the right to file a third-party liability personal injury lawsuit against them.
What Causes Construction Accidents in Southern California?
The nature of the construction industry is inherently more dangerous than many other workplaces in Southern California. Constructing buildings requires heavy machinery, dangerous equipment, power tools, electricity and working from heights. These elements can easily become deadly with even the smallest amount of negligence. Just one missed step or broken safety regulation could lead to tragedy.
- Broken Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
- Lack of proper safety equipment or protocols
- Negligent or inadequate construction worker training
- Lack of fall protection for workers
- Construction site defects
- Exposure to hazardous substances or chemicals
- Negligent or criminal coworkers/contractors
Motor vehicle accidents, falls, electrocutions, getting struck by an object, and getting caught in or between objects or equipment are the most common causes of death in the construction industry, according to OSHA. Pedestrians and drivers who pass through construction zones are also at risk of serious accidents and injuries. Whether you were a worker or a bystander, you could be eligible for compensation after a construction accident in Southern California.
Who Is Liable?
Liability refers to someone’s legal and financial responsibility for an accident. In California, the party that will be liable for someone else’s damages will be the one most at fault for causing the injuries in question. You may need help from a lawyer to prove another party’s liability for your recent construction accident. The attorneys at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP can analyze your accident and help you identify the liable party or parties.
- Construction company. If you suffered an injury on the job, the company you work for could be liable for damages. Before you settle for workers’ compensation, discuss the potential value of a lawsuit against your employer for negligence.
- Property owner. A property owner could be liable if a defective or dangerous property element caused your accident. A structural collapse, for example, could point to owner liability if he or she reasonably should have known about a cracked foundation.
- Product manufacturer. Many construction site accidents trace back to product defects, such as crane collapses or materials contaminated with asbestos. In these injury cases, the manufacturer of the product may face legal responsibility for damages.
A construction company will be liable for most accidents that injure workers, drivers, and pedestrians. Construction companies can commit acts of negligence that contribute to accidents, such as violating OSHA regulations or failing to properly train employees. Companies will also be vicariously liable for the actions of on-duty employees. This includes site managers who negligently fail to ensure the reasonable safety of a construction site. Our law firm can help injured parties go up against powerful construction companies and other defendants in Southern California.
Give Us The Ball!
We are driven to succeed in every case. Our record of success has been acknowledged in a variety of ways. Lawyers from our firm have been included in the published list of Best Lawyers in Southern California. Others have been named Super Lawyers in LA Magazine. This is the level of acknowledged skill that you deserve to have on your side in your construction accident case.
Contact us today for a free consultation with a trusted construction accident attorney.