Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Construction Accident
Construction is a leading profession in California. Over the next decade, California will add over two million jobs to the construction field. Construction will be the fastest growing job market for those who have a high school degree. This projection means that more safety precautions will have to be made in order to meet the demands of all the workers. Working in construction can be a rewarding job as you get to see your first product. When you work with your hands, you can see first hand what the outcome is as well as get to work with different kinds of tools. Construction jobs require all kinds of talents. If you like working outdoors then this is the job for you. However, sometimes the job is dangerous. Construction workers must wear hard hats, gloves, and other protective gear for a reason.
There are 4 common construction accidents. Sometimes these are called the “fatal four”. Because we know that construction work is on the rise and that people deserve to be protected, the Simpson Law Group has created a specific legal field of construction accidents. If you are working in the construction field then we want you to know that we have your back. We want you to know that when you get injured on the job it is important to have legal support because insurance companies aren’t always willing to give you all the benefits you need. In order to give you better insight into construction accidents, here are the fatal four:
1. Falls: In San Diego, a man was working on an elevated platform when a hose hit him in the chest while working. The hit knocked him off the platform and he was pronounced dead on the scene. The combination of getting hit and falling was the reason for his death.
2. Struck by an object: From the above story, the man was hit by a hose which prompted him to fall. This kind of injury is common and can turn a normal day into a catastrophe.
3. Electrocution: Whether you are actually working with the wires, or working near them, electrocution can do some damage such as burns, headaches, brain injury, and potential nerve damage.
4. Caught in between: You may think that getting caught in between something must be rare, but if you think about the amount of action that goes on in construction grounds it is completely possible for something to fall on you or for someone to get stuck between machines or construction material.
If you or someone you love has been injured while on their construction job then you have the right to seek compensation through worker’s compensation. Our San Diego Construction Accident Attorneys at the Simpson Law Group are ready to help you get the most out of your claim. We have over 40 years of experience and resources to ensure that you have a successful claim. Don’t let the stress or trauma of the accident paralyze you from seeking legal help. Call 619-236-9696 or click here to start a conversation with our professional staff today.
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