Riverside Construction Accident Attorney
Construction Site Accidents
Working in construction can be both rewarding and dangerous. Those who work in this industrious field must be aware of the dangers posed by the many moving and unstable parts that come with working in a construction site. Even with experience and training under your belt and safety precautions in place, accidents can and do happen. In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is hurt while working in construction, it is important to know where to turn and what to do in order to make the best recovery possible.
At Ryneal & Ryneal, a Law Corporation, our Riverside construction accident attorneys are familiar with construction accident laws and litigation and can prove your claim with our skills and experience. Our firm is backed by an over 45-year history of defending accident victims throughout the Inland Empire. We have recovered multiple million-dollar settlements and jury awards for clients in the past and promise to fight for you just as hard so that you can receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
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Common Types of Construction Accidents
Construction sites involve many different companies, workers, tools, and machinery. Their cluttered and busy nature often makes it difficult to determine who or what is at fault for a construction accident. By working with an attorney, it will be much easier to determine the exact cause of your accident and establish liability.
The most common causes of construction accidents include:
- Being hit by a vehicle: Construction workers are at risk of being hit by moving vehicles used for construction, as well as being hit by reckless motorists while working on a road or highway.
- Caught in or between materials: Being caught in machinery or between a wall and some type of material can cause broken ribs or cut off a worker’s oxygen intake.
- Electrocution: During the construction process, exposed live wires can pose a danger. Unfinished electrical systems and downed power lines pose a risk as well.
- Explosions: Explosions, or fires, can be caused by exposed wires and gas leaks.
- Falling debris: Loose materials, improperly assembled scaffolding, unsecured tools, and other things can fall and strike those working below.
- Machinery accidents: Defective or improperly controlled machinery can cause serious injury or death.
- Overexertion: Working long hours in the elements can lead to fatigue, dehydration, or heat stroke.
- Repetitive stress: Performing the same motion over and over can lead to a repetitive stress injury (also known as cumulative trauma) such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and bursitis.
- Slip and falls: Slippery surfaces, exposed wires, debris, and other hazards can lead to a worker slipping, tripping, or falling. This is especially deadly when a worker falls from a great height.
- Trench or ground collapses: Trenches and other construction-related excavations can cause the ground and surrounding areas to become unstable and collapse.
These accidents can lead to serious injuries, including burns, broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and spinal cord injury. Construction accidents can be deadly as well; according to OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the “fatal four” construction accidents are falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught in or between an object. In the unfortunate and tragic event that a loved one of yours has been killed while working in construction, we can help you file a wrongful death claim.
To schedule your free consultation with an experienced construction accident attorney, contact us today.