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​How Many People Die in Construction Accidents?

One thousand sixty-one workers died in private-industry construction accidents in a recent year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Note that this figure only captures construction workers in the private sector. Even more people, including non-construction workers and construction workers in the public industry, may have died in construction accidents that same year. If your loved one passed away in a construction accident, you have options for securing justice. You may also pursue justice for non-fatal construction accident injuries. The best way to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve is to contact a construction accident lawyer...

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​Can I Sue for a Construction Accident If I’m a Subcontractor?

Under certain circumstances, you may sue for a construction accident if you’re a subcontractor. Whenever a construction accident happens to someone working at the time, a question will arise: Do I pursue a workers’ compensation claim, or can I sue? A construction accident lawyer can review your case and help you make this decision. When Can a Subcontractor Sue for a Construction Accident? A subcontractor may pursue a lawsuit when their injuries are the fault of someone other than a party with workers’ compensation insurance. If a subcontractor suffers injuries in the ordinary course of their work, they may generally...

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​Who is Responsible for a Construction Site Accident?

Construction sites are dangerous places to work. Anyone in this industry understands the risks they may face while working on a construction site. Construction workers face injuries from large equipment, heights, or changing weather. These work sites are often chaotic when multiple crews working on different projects simultaneously. This confusing and often disorganized dynamic increases the risk of accidents and complicates determining liability in a workplace accident. Those in control of worksites are responsible for providing their employees with a safe workplace. Suppose you or a loved one suffered an injury while working on a construction site. A construction accident...

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​Should I Seek Legal Help After a Construction Accident?

Construction work allows people to command good wages, but it's dangerous. Anybody who suffers injuries in any construction accident must seek the help of an experienced construction accident attorney. The average person will not know who to hold accountable for a complicated construction accident claim. Construction Accidents in the U.S. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that 7,670,000 people work in the construction industry, including 573,030 carpenters, 821,380 construction laborers, 230,500 construction managers, 508,270 electricians, and 257,990 operating engineers and other construction equipment operators. BLS also reported 976 workplace deaths among construction occupations in a recent year....

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How Much Do People Get Paid From Construction Accident Settlement?

Despite construction workers abiding by all safety regulations, several risks exist on these worksites that can lead to an accident with tragic results. Handling heavy machinery and performing hard physical labor make construction one of the nation's most dangerous jobs. Even though hazards can pop up at any point, construction workers still have a right to a safe work environment. If you suffered an injury in a construction accident, you shouldn’t face this difficult time alone. An experienced construction accident attorney can help you pursue a claim for workers' compensation benefits if you suffered an injury on the job. They...

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​How Do I Pick a Construction Accident Lawyer?

Construction sites are dangerous work environments. Numerous hazards present on a construction site can cause a worker to sustain a severe injury, lifelong disability, or even death. Accidents still occur despite a construction company's best efforts to keep workers safe. Employers who are less conscientious or fail to uphold strict safety regulations increase the risk of a severe accident. After you suffer an injury in an accident, you may wonder how to obtain the maximum compensation available in your case. In some situations, injured construction workers may not receive the full compensation that sufficiently covers the total cost of their...

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​Common Construction Site Injuries a Lawyer Can Help You

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) counts 11.4 million American workers with construction jobs in one recent year, which marked a 25 percent increase since the previous decade. The construction industry is booming, so accidents and injuries are also increasing. Statistics show that 174,100 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses happened in the construction industry last year. Reports also indicate that fatal injuries in construction reached 1,102, which was the highest level in a decade. Almost two-thirds of fatal construction injuries resulted from four main hazards: falls, struck-by objects, electrocutions, and caught-in/between accidents. Construction is a necessary industry, as...

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A California Appeals Court Revives the Premises Liability Case of a Shopper Significantly Injured Inside a Warehouse Store

Slip-and-fall accidents may be the objects of many jokes in the popular media but, in real life, they often can (and do) cause very serious injuries. If you suffered substantial harm because someone else failed to deal appropriately with a hazard on their property, then you may be entitled to recover in a court of law. An experienced San Mateo premises liability can help you analyze your case and determine the best strategy for you. In any premises liability case, one of the most fundamental things you have to prove is that the person (or entity) you sued had a...

Premises Liability

Asegúrese de que usted pueda evitar toda trampas de inmunidad estatutaria que pueda tumbar su caso por heridas en California

En cualquier circunstancia por tipos de heridas personales, hay varias cosas de las que debería de estar al tanto, y varias “minas” que usted debe tener cuidado y evitar, ya que podrían destruir su caso. En cualquier ocasión que sea herido, una parte esencial del proceso es identificar a la persona o entidad responsable. Sin embargo, es de igual importancia estar seguro de la parte responsable que usted ha identificado como uno de los cuales puede obtener una compensación. Hay varios estatutos que establecen que, en ciertas situaciones, entidades particulares son inmunes a las responsabilidades, significando que usted no puede...

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Accidentes al girar a la izquierda y responsabilidad legal en California

Una de las cosas más importantes a saber sobre accidentes de auto-y responsabilidad en los accidentes de auto- en realidad, hay relativamente pocos absolutos. Quizá usted ha escuchado que “en un accidente de choque trasero, el conductor de atrás siempre es el culpable”, pero esto no siempre es cierto. Lo mismo va para accidentes al virar hacia la izquierda en el cual un conductor gira en frente de un carro que se aproxima de frente. Es cierto que el conductor que está girando es usualmente el conductor culpable, es falso que el conductor girando es siempre el culpable. Si usted...

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