Building Strong Injury Cases For People Injured In Construction Accidents
When injuries or fatalities occur on construction job sites in California, the worker will receive worker compensation benefits. Unfortunately, these benefits do not adequately compensate workers or their families for severe disabling injuries or fatalities. A worker receiving severe injuries at a job site due to negligence of others, poor safety management or defective equipment needs to contact a construction lawyer experienced in this area of the law. The law is complex and qualified attorneys can determine if a third party is responsible. The lawyers of Van Blois & Associates have the necessary experience to help construction workers obtain full compensation above and beyond their limited workers compensation benefits.
Often injuries are caused by defective tools or machines. The lawyers at Van Blois & Associates have the expertise and ability to obtain recoveries from manufacturers, retailers and others for defective machinery and equipment.
The Dangers Of The Construction Industry
Construction sites are dangerous. In 2014, 899 people were killed on construction sites, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Falls are the leading cause of death in construction accidents accounting for 40% of all construction related fatalities, or 359 deaths. Electrocutions accounted for 74 deaths and being struck by an object accounted for 73 deaths. Electrocutions were the second leading cause of death in the construction industry according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Electrocutions can occur, not only on construction sites, but at other locations. Thousands of people are injured or killed every year as a result of contact with power lines or other power sources. Van Blois & Associates have pursued personal injury cases involving faulty wiring, electrical overloads, defective tools, contact with high voltage power lines, electrical fires and explosions. If you or a family member have suffered electrocution or electrical injuries, contact us promptly so we can immediately provide the necessary investigation and expertise to successfully pursue your rights.
We Can Help With All Types Of Construction Accidents
Examples of construction accidents we have successfully pursued include:
- Collapsed walls and structures
- Injury falls caused by the absence of safety devices
- Explosions and fires
- Defective forklifts
- Defective ladders
- Inadequate scaffolding
- Defective machinery
Schedule A Free Consultation With Van Blois & Associates
Call our Oakland-based law firm at 510-343-9570 to get started. You can also complete our online form to set up a consultation. We represent clients across the Bay Area, Central Valley and Northern California.