Construction accidents injure or kill thousands of workers each year. The Stanley C. Franklin Law Firm is dedicated in representing individuals who have been injured, and family members who have lost loved ones, in construction accidents. When a construction worker suffers a construction site injury, he or she often cannot make a claim against the employer for work related injuries. Those must be handled through the California Workers’ Compensation Act. However, someone other than your employer can be negligent when an injury occurs on the job site. Property owners, architects, contractors, and equipment manufacturers can all be liable for insufficient safety measures when a construction site accident occurs. We will represent you and hold them accountable if they caused your injuries.
General contractors and subcontractors are responsible for providing the appropriate safety provisions to ensure that the construction site is reasonably safe. It is their obligation to hire employees who will exercise caution. The contractor has a responsibility to check that appropriate safety specifications are being followed to avoid construction site accidents. When a contractor (other than your employer) or its employees fail in their obligations and you are injured because of that failure, we may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
Manufacturers of construction equipment may also be responsible for designing and maintaining safe products. Dangerous or defective equipment that has caused construction site injuries include:
- Power tools
- Heavy equipment
If you have been injured on the job from a roof/scaffolding collapse or a ladder fall, please contact the Stanley C. Franklin Law Firm today.