There are many moving parts to a construction project. Property owners, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, and others each have their own specific roles. Accordingly, they must do their due diligence to avoid causing harm to others. When a person acts negligently and causes injuries, they must take responsibility. A San Diego construction accident attorney will get you compensated for your injuries.
Some common construction site injuries include:
Due to the massive construction materials and equipment involved, many construction site injuries are fatal. These accidents are all the more tragic because they are often 100% preventable. Our San Diego personal injury attorneys pursue maximum compensation for all construction accident clients, so they look beyond workers’ compensation to third-party liability in construction accident cases.
Financial recovery is limited under workers’ compensation claims compared to potential recovery for personal injury claims. For example, non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, are not recoverable under work comp claims, but they are recoverable in personal injury actions. If any person or entity outside of your employer is at fault or partially at fault for your accident, you may have a third-party personal injury claim.
Our law firm has represented injured construction workers and their family members in the San Diego area for more than 70 years. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients, and we undertake all financial risks of litigation. You will not pay any out of pocket attorneys’ fees because we are not paid until you are compensated for your construction accident injuries and damages.
As mentioned above, there are many moving parts in construction work, and multiple parties may be responsible for your injuries. Examples of third-party construction claims include the following:
When drivers move through construction zones, they should be aware of the presence of construction workers, and they should drive with heightened caution. If their negligence or recklessness, such as speeding or texting while driving, caused or contributed to your injuries, they may be liable under a personal injury claim.
Construction sites are full of potential dangers and hazards. Slip, trip, and falls are common construction accidents. Falls from heights often involve ladders, scaffolding, unprotected edges, and floor holes. Disorganized work areas, misplaced construction materials, and other construction zone obstructions are other common causes of trip and fall accidents.
Construction equipment is dangerous, and when not operated properly, serious accidents can occur. Construction workers can suffer injuries due to being struck or run over by construction vehicles and equipment. Poor equipment maintenance and defects are other common factors in construction accidents.
Electrocution is an unfortunate and preventable injury frequently suffered by construction workers. Coming into contact with overhead powerlines, working in cramped spaces, pools of standing water, contact with energized metal products, and defective extension cords regularly lead to construction site electrocutions.
Depending on the cause of your accident and the extent of your injuries, your compensation may include the following:
When construction accident injuries are fatal, surviving family members and the decedent’s estate may have financial recovery options under a wrongful death claim and a survival action. Wrongful death claims are for the benefit of the surviving family members who have suffered losses. Although emotional damages such as sorrow and grief are not recoverable, compensation for a loved one’s death includes loss of financial support, loss of love and care, loss of sexual companionship, burial expenses, and loss of services.
Compensation under survival actions goes to the decedent’s estate. In general, survival actions are meant to recover compensation for the decedent’s losses between the time of the accident and his or her death. Like wrongful death claims, pain and suffering are not recoverable in survival actions. Losses that may be recoverable include the decedent’s lost wages, medical bills, and property damage. Punitive damages are sometimes awarded to the estate in survival actions.
For more than 70 years, CaseyGerry has been successfully representing people who were injured or lost loved ones as a result of someone’s careless behavior. If it happened to you and your family, our team of attorneys and investigators can seek justice and compensation for the losses you should not have endured.
Our team has the resources, experience, and state-of-the-art investigative techniques to succeed. Two full-time investigators conduct thorough evaluations of every case we handle. They review construction contracts to determine fault. When appropriate, we work with consultants to help examine the site to uncover the hazards that led to the incident. Our attorneys seek maximum compensation for our clients’ medical bills, lost wages, and other losses to bring them the care, security, and comfort they deserve.
If you or a family member was injured on a construction site, we can help. We welcome you to call CaseyGerry today at (619) 238-1811 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.