San Fernando Valley Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction accidents can leave workers with serious medical problems, ongoing pain, and financial worries due to missed work and medical bills. California laws provide construction workers harmed at work with several types of protections. It is essential that you understand your rights under these laws.
Pisegna & Zimmerman are available to examine your case free of charge and help you determine whether filing a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit is appropriate in your case. The Canoga Park construction injury lawyers of Pisegna & Zimmerman serve clients throughout the San Fernando Valley, and our neighboring communities of Reseda, Winnetka, West Hills & North Hills.
Contact our law firm NOW at (818) 888-8888, or fill out a contact form and we will reach out to you directly. We are a “Virtual Ready” law firm – we can meet with you over Zoom and utilize DocuSign for rapid legal form processing. When needed, we can travel to your location to discuss your matter personally.
The construction site accident attorneys at Pisegna & Zimmerman are:
- Experienced in construction accident law
- Committed to protecting your rights
- Driven to recover proper compensation for your injuries
Canoga Park Construction Accident Attorneys May be Able to Help
Construction accident lawsuits are highly complex, and there are many factors involved in a construction accident. Experienced construction accident attorneys, like those at Pisegna & Zimmerman, can help you with the process and determine whether you have a valid claim.
The legal team at Pisegna & Zimmerman can help you:
- Determine whether to file a workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit
- Deal with the workers’ compensation insurer
- Gather evidence to prove your eligibility for compensation
- Keep your claim moving forward
- Appeal a workers’ compensation claim denial
- Negotiate a settlement if there is a dispute over benefits
- File a personal injury lawsuit in court
These are only a few of the services offered by Pisegna & Zimmerman. To learn more about how we can assist you, call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
Common Construction Accidents and Injuries in San Fernando Valley
Construction sites are inherently dangerous, and there are many different risks that construction workers face on the job. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration, OSHA, has identified the top causes of injuries on construction sites, which include:
- Falling from heights
- Trench collapse
- Collapsed scaffolding
- Electric shock and or arc blast
- Failure to use appropriate protective gear
- Repetitive motion injuries
- In addition to these top injury causes, workers on construction sites are injured by traffic collisions, ladder collapses, malfunctioning tools or equipment, errors made by other workers, and accidents with tools or machinery
- Workers on construction sites who experience these or other accidents often sustain a variety of serious injuries, including:
- Eye injury, including vision impairment or blindness
- Broken bones
- Knee and ankle injury
- Neck, shoulder, or back injury
- Spinal cord injury, including damage that can cause paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Illnesses caused by toxic chemical exposure
- Head injury or brain injury
In the most tragic cases, these accidents result in fatal injuries.
What are the Recovery Options for Construction Accidents in San Fernando Valley?
There are different recovery options for construction accidents. These include the following:
- Workers’ compensation. Typically, an injured employee cannot sue their employer because they are entitled to benefits provided by workers’ compensation insurance. A worker pursuing workers’ compensation benefits needs to prove only that an injury occurred; fault is not relevant. If the claim is accepted, the worker is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits;
- A personal injury lawsuit. This requires the worker to prove that a third party, other than their employer, was negligent, and this negligence led to their injury. This might include the subcontractor, architect, or property owner.
- Defective product. Injuries resulting from a defective product, allow a worker to bring a suit against the retailer, wholesaler, manufacturer, or any other party in the chain of distribution; and
- Wrongful Death. Should a worker get killed on the job, his or her family may be able to bring a wrongful death claim on their loved one’s behalf.
In some cases, multiple claims run simultaneously. Our San Fernando Valley construction accident lawyers can discuss what parties are liable for your construction accident injuries and help you recover compensation from all possible sources. For a free consultation, fill out an online form or call our highly experienced lawyers at Pisegna and Zimmerman today. Our lawyers will walk you through the pros and cons of each type of claim, and any actions you can take to secure a better outcome.