Your Legal Rights if You Are a Construction Worker Injured on the Job
Construction workers play a crucial role in our society, as we depend on them to build all of our homes, commercial buildings, roads, bridges, and schools. Unfortunately, however, construction is one of the most dangerous professions, and construction workers are in constant jeopardy of getting injured on the job site.
If you are a construction worker who has been injured on the job, you have certain legal rights. Although filing a personal injury claim will not make the injury go away, it will get you the financial resources you need in order to get the crucial medical treatment necessary due to your injury. Filing a claim can also hold the negligent parties accountable and hopefully prevent someone else from suffering the same injuries in the future.
Your Rights to Compensation
Depending on the specific facts of your case, you may be entitled to different types of compensation. The compensation you are entitled to will depend on the following factors:
- Nature of the injury (permanent or temporary)
- Extent of the injury (whether the injury has caused temporary or permanent disablement)
- Loss of wages due to the injury
- Past and future medical expenses resulting from the injury
- Emotional and mental trauma
- Pain and suffering
Determining Construction Accident Responsibility
Construction accidents happen as a result of a variety of factors. Below are important questions your Los Angeles construction accident attorney may ask you in order to identify who was responsible for your injury:
- Where did the accident occur?
- What were the conditions at the accident site?
- What equipment was involved?
- Was the equipment used properly?
- Who had control over the site and equipment at the time of the accident?
- Who do you work for?
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
When construction site accidents occur, they can seriously injure construction workers and bystanders, and can even result in death. When this happens, the victims and their loved ones may have a valid personal injury claim or wrongful death claim against the responsible parties.
At Vahdat & Aboudi, we understand the consequences of construction site accidents for the victims and their loved ones, and we have many years of experience fighting for the rights of these victims. Such experience allows us to aggressively fight for you and get you the compensation that you deserve for the injuries you have sustained.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our Los Angeles construction accident attorneys, please call (888) 523-1698.