All California employers are required by law to provide a nonhazardous environment for their employees, yet accidents still occur. This is especially true in the construction industry, where injuries may be caused by dangerous site conditions, heavy equipment, construction tools or repetitive motion required by the work. Those who have been injured while working construction may not even know who is responsible, which can make pursuit of workers' compensation benefits more difficult.
In addition to the general contractor and the site owner, there may be subcontractors and independent contractors associated with a job. Any of these parties may potentially have responsibility for an injury to a worker. The attorneys and staff at Dixon & Daley, LLP, have experience pursuing recovery for injured construction workers. We understand the operation of workers' compensation law, and its interaction with the other laws of the state of California. We will examine the facts of your injury case to identify the proper avenues for recovery.
Additionally, construction accidents often require in-depth analyses of facts and circumstances. Often there are relevant incident reports, medical records and other documentary evidence that must be gathered and organized as part of a workers' compensation claim. If your injury was caused by a violation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules, our attorneys may assist with the filing of an OSHA complaint as well.
Because of the nature of the work, construction accidents may be particularly severe, resulting in injuries that have long-lasting effects on the life and livelihood of the employee. Expert testimony is necessary in many cases to establish the likely cause of injury and the impact on the employee going forward. For more information about the process, please visit our construction injury page. Our attorneys may be able to examine the evidence available, perform depositions and seek expert reports and testimony to support your injury claim.
Source: Dixon & Daley, LLP, "Whittier Construction Accident Lawyers", October 02, 2014