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Construction Injuries Create Claims For Californians

If you’ve been involved in a California construction accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Don’t count on employers and manufacturers to volunteer to pay your expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You need someone on your side.

At the Law Offices of Patricia Turnage, we’ll investigate the accident and determine which parties should be sought after for damages. We’ll also work hard to gain a fair settlement from the insurance companies. Our founding attorney, Patricia Turnage, studied insurance for five years and earned her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter certification, which gives her unique, inside knowledge into the workings of insurance companies. This knowledge will give you an advantage as we work on your personal injury case. Call our office in Hayward, California, at 510-470-5044 for more information.

What Causes Workplace Accidents?

The California division of OSHA adopted several standards to account for California’s unique work conditions and industries which may result in workplace accidents. The guidelines include heat exposure, noise, repetitive motion, agriculture, aerosols, petroleum (refining, handling, transporting, drilling, and production) and being exposed to or handling toxic chemicals.

Additionally, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the four leading causes of construction worker accidents nationally from highest to lowest are:

  1. Falls
  2. Electrocutions
  3. Being struck by an object
  4. Getting caught between objects

OSHA calls these the “fatal four” for a reason. In 2014, the fatal four caused more than half of all reported deaths of construction workers. Construction workers also account for 17 percent of all work-related deaths that same year.

Liability May Involve More Than One Party

We can help you seek damages from all negligent parties in construction accidents. Your injury may have been caused by negligent individuals or manufacturer’s defective products or lack of safety training at work. We will help investigate the accident to ensure that any responsible parties are held accountable for your painful injuries and resulting damages. Our East Bay Area attorneys can help clarify liability in your case.

Call An Attorney Who Knows Construction Accidents

Since 1999, we’ve been representing construction site injury cases. If you are injured on the job, we will help you settle the worker’s compensation claim filed against your personal injury claim for reimbursement of the cost of benefits that your employer provided while you were unable to return to work.

We help people review their case, as well as negotiate offers from insurance companies to make sure they are being fair and honest. Contact us by email or call our Hayward office at 510-470-5044 to speak with a lawyer about your construction injury case.