According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, hundreds of people are killed each year in construction accidents across America. Construction accidents that don’t result in fatalities are even more numerous, with some sources estimating tens of thousands of injuries suffered by construction workers each year.
The most common OSHA standards violations in the construction industry include:
- Respiration protection
- Heavy machinery
- Control of hazardous energy
- Electrical issues
- Machinery and machine guarding
In fact, the top four reasons for construction site death includes falls, electrocutions, being struck by an object, or being caught in-between equipment, objects, collapsing structures, or material, according to OSHA.
Moving on From a Construction Accident
If you or a loved one are victims of a construction accident, you can admit that you’re in a very difficult situation. You’re trying to focus on healing your body and mind from the traumatizing construction accident. Yet, you’re also concerned about getting back to work as soon as possible. You need your regular paycheck for rent/mortgage, utilities, food, clothing, and insurance. But now you’re also in desperate need for money to pay down your mounting medical bills.
That’s why you need a knowledgeable construction accident attorney who knows how to fight for you to get you back on your feet after a devastating construction accident.
Why You Need an Attorney
Applying for workers’ compensation is one way to help you during your recovery period after a construction accident. However, there may be other compensation options as well, depending upon the details of your case.
The skilled construction accident attorneys at The May Firm can help you with your workers’ compensation claim and offer assistance in determining other legal avenues to take. The bottom line is that these efforts will help you recover your lost wages, medical expenses and other costs related to your injuries suffered in a construction accident.
Call our skilled legal experts today for a free consultation to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve under California law.
Free Consultation: Contact Us Today
Although construction site accidents are common, they are avoidable if proper safety precautions and measures are put into place. If you were injured in a construction accident, call The May Firm to set up your free consultation today. During our free initial meeting, we will discuss the details of your case and determine the next appropriate actions to take under California law.
We treat our clients like family. The May Firm attorneys will fight hard for you to help ease the financial strain you’re facing. The May Firm has offices in San Luis Obispo, Carlsbad, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Bakersfield, and Fresno. We can meet in one of our conveniently located offices, or our attorneys can travel to your home or hospital room. We are proud of our outstanding record in handling construction accident cases and are here to help.