Santa Clarita Construction Accident Lawyers
Dedicated Advocacy for Injured Workers in Valencia & Beyond
When it comes to construction accidents, understanding your rights under California law can be difficult. With the help of a construction accident lawyer, however, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your rights are protected.
If you or a loved one was injured on a construction site, you may be eligible to recover for your damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential (if you can’t go back to work)
- Pain and suffering
Our experienced Santa Clarita construction accident lawyers can make the process easier for you. Whether you are a construction worker who was injured on the job and need help filing a workers’ compensation claim, or you were injured as a result of new home construction defects, our team is ready to fight for you. We can help determine what compensation you may be eligible for and work to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Common Construction Site Accidents
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the four most common types of construction accidents, known within the industry as the “fatal four,” are:
- Being hit by an object
- Being caught in between objects, equipment, materials, or collapsing structures
These and other construction site accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and deaths. In fact, Engineering News-Record reports that the death rate of workers in the construction industry is about 9.5 for every 100,000 full-time workers, making it one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. Recent data also show that, in 2018, construction worker deaths rose by about 4%.
What leads to this high rate of accidents, injuries, and fatalities? One common causes is safety violations. OSHA has set forth a list of safety standards for the construction industry and, when contractors or workers fail to abide by these standards, it leads to devastating accidents and deaths.
The Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Violations
OSHA reports that its top 10 most cited standard violations for the 2018 fiscal year included:
- Inadequate fall protection
- Communication of hazards
- Scaffolding safety
- Proper respiratory protection for workers
- Adequate control of harmful energy (lockout/tagout violations)
- Ladder safety
- Improper use/maintenance of powered industrial trucks
- Inadequate training on fall prevention/protection
- Machinery/machine guarding safety
- Improper face and eye protection
All of these represent preventable acts that can—and frequently do—lead to catastrophic accidents. If you or someone you love was injured as a result of OHSA standards violations or general negligence on a construction site or job site, reach out to the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson right away.
How a Construction Accident Attorney Can Help
A construction accident attorney represents development vendors, contractors, suppliers, owners, architects, and workers with disputes or issues from construction projects and jobs. At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, we serve clients in Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita, Fillmore, Santa Paula, and the San Fernando Valley, as well as throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. We have experience drafting, serving, filing, and, most importantly, enforcing mechanics’ liens, as well as in representing our clients in mediation, arbitration, or even court.
Our Santa Clarita construction accident attorneys investigate, collect important evidence, and help to build the strongest case possible. If you’ve been injured at a construction site, we believe that you deserve compensation. Because there is a two-year statute of limitations on construction accident claims in California, it’s important that you act quickly. Do not wait; contact the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson today.
What to Expect During the Initial Consultation
During your free consultation, you will have the chance to discuss your case and help your lawyer fully understand what happened, what injuries you suffered, and how your life has been impacted. This important conversation will determine whether or not your attorney believes that they can represent you in the way that you deserve. You will have a chance to ask questions and we will ask you questions, too, about your accident, injuries, and finances.
Our construction accident attorneys can answer any questions you have about the process or what compensation you can expect for your injuries. We offer contingency fees, so you do not owe anything upfront and pay zero out-of-pocket expenses. Instead, our attorneys only get paid if you do.