Like the many Californians who spend their days working long hours at a construction site, you probably assume that your employer has taken the necessary safety precautions and has made sure that your workplace is a safe one. Unfortunately, as many injured California construction workers can attest, this is not always the case. Whether it is lack of proper training, faulty equipment, or lack of warning signs, tens of thousands of construction workers are injured while on the job each year and tragically, over 1,000 of these injuries result in death.
While some of these construction site injuries in Orange County are caused by simple accidents, others are the result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. With the explosion of real estate construction in Southern California, and Orange County specifically, some employers are rushing to get a piece of the financial pie, and possibly ignoring safety regulations in process. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, contact a skilled Orange County construction injury lawyer immediately.
Construction sites injuries happen on a regular basis in Southern California and throughout the country. Sadly, many of these accidents are quite costly and involve time off work, expensive medical bills, etc… The average construction worker earns $13.66 per hour, which is around $28,000 per year, and is not nearly enough to afford the medical expenses and other financial costs associated with a construction workplace accident in Orange County. An experienced construction workplace injury lawyer will help you fight for your legal rights, including the financial compensation you deserve.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 1 in ten construction site workers are injured every year and many of these injuries are a result of fall hazards. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while falls make up the majority of the construction site accidents, contact with construction equipment is also a significant cause of injury for workers. Common construction site injuries in Orange County include construction workers’ backs, spines, and torso areas.
If you or a loved one were injured on the job in Orange County and believe it was a result of your employer’s negligence or another third party’s negligence, you might be able to bring a workers comp claim to recover money for your injuries. Remember, you have legal rights and the experienced construction workplace injury lawyers at Russell & Lazarus will help you fight for them.
For more information on how you or a loved one can obtain financial recovery for injuries suffered while on the job, or to bring a workers comp claim against your Orange County employer, reach out to the Orange County workplace injury lawyers at Russell & Lazarus, APC for a no-obligation case consultation.