Our San Mateo construction accident lawyers have seen that construction zones are often locations where accidents are, quite literally, just waiting to happen. Inherently dangerous, these sites are frequently busy, cluttered, unstructured, and crowded with heavy and/or hazardous equipment and staffed by multiple workers of varying skill levels and diverse trade specializations.
Strewn debris, malfunctioning safety devices, and the challenges associated with the coordination of efforts of numerous subcontractors and delivery services often contribute to hazardous working conditions. Additionally, failure to clean up, store, or secure dangerous equipment, power tools, or other objects in use by various subcontractors, such as electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and welders, can result in unintended accidents and injuries.
Construction workers are drawn by attractive pay, but are often expected to work long shifts and pushed to perform beyond ability levels that they can safely sustain day after day. These difficult conditions can sometimes lead to inattention, carelessness, fatigue and resulting workplace error. One person’s mistake can mean another person’s tragedy.
Our legal team is highly experienced in this area of the law and can help you navigate the best way to proceed with finding recourse for any construction accident scenario. Call Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos at (650) 345-8484 or contact us online today.
Construction Site Injuries & Safety Regulations
Construction Workers may be injured while working for a contractor or for a subcontractor in any number of ways, despite the existence of safety regulations designed to protect these very workers. Contractors are expected to maintain the highest standards of care and safety with respect to their workers, yet an astonishing array of minor to catastrophic injuries still routinely occur in both small-scale and large-scale workplaces.
Examples of injuries associated with construction site accidents include the following:
- Spinal Injuries
- Brian Injuries
- Slip and fall accidents on stairs or through unsecured openings at job sites
- Elevator and scaffolding falls
- Electrocutions and burns
Contacting a Construction Accident Attorney
An effective construction accident lawyer in San Mateo works hard to locate any and all sources of liability and responsibility after a building site injury has occurred. In many cases, workers’ compensation is not the only path to reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering resulting from a construction accident.
Products liability may also be a factor when faulty equipment causes or contributes to a construction site accident. Subcontractors may be responsible — and when subcontractors are not the employers of the victim, that subcontractor’s insurance may be the most logical source of compensation to pursue for the injured person.
Construction site accidents occur each and every day in the San Francisco Bay Area and the injuries resulting from these accidents fall within a broad spectrum of severity – from minor to catastrophic. Knowing what to do, or who to trust, after suffering a construction accident injury can feel overwhelming.
To schedule a free initial consultation with a construction accident attorney in San Mateo after a construction site injury contact the law offices of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos by calling (650) 345-8484 or email us today.