Sacramento Construction Accident Lawyers
There are many safety precautions and required protective equipment involved in construction work, but still, construction site accidents occur very frequently. The combination of heavy and powerful machinery with heights and sharp objects creates a risky environment for even the most skilled construction worker. The extreme conditions that come along with construction work mean the accidents and resulting injuries tend to be severe.
As accident attorneys, we understand the frustration that comes with construction site accidents. The incident may have not only left you injured, but also unable to do the work that your income depends on. If you have been hurt while working on a construction site, you may be in the position to receive compensation for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills, and more. Filing a claim and starting the legal process of fighting for compensation may seem daunting, but you do not need to face it alone. The lawyers at Amerio Law Firm have decades of experience defending victims of construction site accidents, and we are prepared to do everything in our power to ensure that you are granted the financial compensation you rightfully deserve.
Types of Construction Site Accidents We Handle
Construction work often involves extreme conditions and various moving parts, making the possibility for accidents very high. Construction accidents are caused for many different reasons and have a varying degree of severity. Our lawyers are prepared to handle your construction injuries case, no matter the cause of the incident. Some of the most common construction accidents we handle include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Elevated falls
- Crane collapse
- Vehicle accidents
- Falling equipment
- Back injury
- Head/brain injury
Construction accidents are traumatic and can happen even when skilled workers use required safety gear and follow all procedures properly. If you have been injured in a construction accident, it is important to have a strong personal injury lawyer on your side who can guide you through your case and help you towards your goal of receiving compensation.
Contact Us Today
If you have been hurt while working on a construction site, contact a Sacremento construction accident lawyer at Amerio Law Firm right away. Our experienced legal team will make it their priority to see that you receive the compensation you deserve. To speak with one of our attorneys, contact our Sacramento offices by calling (916) 419-1111 today.
Construction Accident FAQs
What are some common injuries associated with construction accidents?
Accidents, and consequently injuries, are an unfortunately common occurrence on construction sites; construction workers must operate in conditions that are more likely to produce injury than most other professions. Some common injuries include electric shock from wires and power tools, spinal cord injuries and broken bones from slip and fall accidents or falls from heights, head and brain injuries from falls or vehicle accidents, and a host of other injuries that may occur in various accident scenarios. These types of accidents and injuries are more likely to occur in construction settings, so there should still be enough maintenance of equipment, safety measures, and worker training to prevent these accidents. When these accidents do occur, it is usually from an employer’s or landowner’s negligence.
What is the main cause of construction accidents?
Construction accidents occur for a variety of reasons, such as improper maintenance of power tools and other construction equipment, unsafe working conditions caused by the property itself or through a lack of necessary safety measures and standards, or because employees were not properly trained to safely perform their job function. Though there are a variety of specific reasons these accidents take place, at the root of them all is negligence, whether on the part of the property owner or the construction company employer. Usually, if proper safety standards are in place and the necessary training of construction workers is assured, most accidents would not happen. If you have been injured in a construction accident from the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses you suffered, and Amerio Law Firm can help.
If worker’s compensation is not enough to cover my medical bills, is there anything else I can do?
In most cases, worker’s compensation will cover all of your medical bills and pay you for the time you lost not working, although in certain cases and with certain illnesses and injuries, the compensation may not be enough to fully cover the expenses of your injury. In these cases, it is best to hire a worker’s compensation attorney to see if you can get any more money under the insurance plan your employer has. Additionally, if you can prove fault on the part of any other party, such as the owners of the property where you were injured, you may be entitled to additional compensation. To determine what compensation you qualify for and who is liable for your injury, it is best to speak to a qualified attorney.