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Construction Site Injury Lawyer in San Diego

If you were injured in a construction accident through no fault of your own, it is likely that you have a lot of questions about what happens next.  The attorneys at Williams Iagmin are here to help.

 

Who Can Be Injured in A Construction Accident?

Victims of construction accidents are not limited to construction workers and employees.  People who suffer from construction site injuries include delivery persons, visitors and guests, bystanders and pedestrians, inspectors, occupants of neighboring property and others.

 

How Do I Know If I Have A Legitimate Claim?

A successful construction injury claim has three legal components which must be satisfied:

  1. liability
  2. damages
  3. collectability

 

1. Liability

Liability means that the liable party owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care, and that your injuries were caused by that breach.  Construction accidents involve special rules, such as OSHA, which impose specific safety requirements on the owners and operators of construction sites and construction machinery.  This is one reason it is important to consult an attorney who understands the OSHA requirements if you were injured in a construction accident.

 

2. Damages

If you were injured in a construction accident through no fault of your own, you may be able to recover for past and future medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, emotional pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life and other damages.  If a person has died as a result of a construction accident, their loved ones may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

 

Expert witnesses are often necessary to show the cause of construction accidents and to show the nature and extent of the victim’s injuries.  Our firm has the resources to secure the best available medical and technical professionals who will appear in court as expert witnesses in order to protect and secure your legal rights.

 

3. Collectability

Construction accidents typically involve claims against:

  • Construction site owners
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Equipment manufacturers and sellers
  • Tool manufacturers and sellers
  • Suppliers of materials
  • Insurance companies

Each of these parties typically try to avoid responsibility and pass it on to others.  Depending on the circumstances of the accident, there will likely be insurance companies involved.  Insurance companies will do everything in their power to avoid responsibility.  From our experience, you will need a skilled lawyer to receive a fair settlement if you were injured in a construction accident.

 

What to Do If You Were Injured in A Construction Accident

Here are a few practical steps to protect your legal rights if you were injured in a construction accident:

  • Take photos of the accident and all vehicles involved.
  • Call the police and obtain a police report.
  • Record the ID of all persons involved (including witnesses).
  • Record the insurance information of all vehicles involved.
  • Immediately seek treatment for all injuries.
  • Keep accurate records of the event and all medical treatment received.
  • Contact a top personal injury lawyer without delay.

What About Workers’ Compensation?

In workplace accidents, construction workers and other employees may be entitled to workers compensation benefits.  However, workers compensation only covers certain expenses such as basic medical treatment and a percentage of wages.  Construction companies are required by law to have workers compensation insurance, but not all do.

 

Many construction accidents can be classified as personal injury claims, which means the victim may be able to recover other damages beyond what workers compensation would provide.  As the law allows, our firm seeks damages beyond those provided by workers compensation to ensure that your current and future medical needs are adequately met, and you have received fair compensation for your injuries.

 

Types of Construction Accidents

Construction site injuries are most commonly caused by falls, electrocution, impacts from falling or flying objects and being caught between objects.  Other common causes of construction accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Inadequate safety equipment
  • Faulty scaffolding and ladders
  • Inadequate signage or warnings
  • Machinery malfunctions
  • Rules violations
  • Collapsed structures
  • Inadequate training
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Fires and explosions
  • Exposure to toxins

 

There is no exhaustive list of construction accident types.  If you were injured in a construction accident and have questions about whether you have a legal claim, we suggest contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

 

How We Can Help You

James Iagmin has 20 years of experience handling personal injury claims and has a proven track record of achieving the best possible results for his clients.  Jim is known in the legal community for being a kind, compassionate and intelligent lawyer.  Jim is recognized as a leader among personal injury lawyers and served as the President of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.  Jim has received a number of awards and honors for his skill as a lawyer.  You can read more about what Jim’s clients and fellow lawyers say about him on AVVO.

 

Our firm has the experience, skills and resources to take your case to trial and secure the best possible result if you are not offered a fair settlement.  We have experience in the highest-stakes brain, spine, burn injury, lost limb and wrongful death claims.  If you were injured on a construction site through no fault of your own, we are here to help you.

 

Schedule A Complimentary Strategy Session with One Of The Top Construction Site Injury Lawyers In San Diego

Complete this form to schedule a complimentary strategy session with us at Williams Iagmin, LLP.  You will have the opportunity to meet with one of the top construction site injury lawyers in San Diego and learn legal strategies which may get you the results you want.  You will receive a well written summary of the facts of your case for free.  Do not delay, as you may lose valuable legal rights by doing so.