can be caused by a defective product used on site or by the fact that the construction site owner was negligent with the mandatory security measure or equipment. In some cases, liability can also be pinned on the architect or engineer or the contractors (general or sub-contractors).
Construction accidents may seem more complicated because they are often entwined with workplace injury claims. Because of this it is useful to consult with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer
Liability in construction accidents
Determining who is liable for an accident that occurred on a construction site, and that hurt one or maybe more workers, is a very important step when making a claim for a construction accident in Los Angeles. One or more entities may be held liable, according to their specific tasks and responsibilities during the project.
The construction site owner has the duty to control the premises as the work that takes place. Contractors, either general, prime contractors or sub-contactors also have a duty of care towards their employees in ensuring safe working conditions. Architects and engineers are also entrusted with providing safe project in line with the applicable construction codes and rules, and, if applicable, they are also entrusted with on-site inspections.
One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys
can help you determine liability
and file a personal injury claim. Most of these claims are settled outside of court but if needed one of our attorneys can also represent you in court.
Proving negligence in construction accidents
The construction company can be accused of negligence
if it fails to provide a safe work environment, free of all known or foreseeable dangers.
If needed, our lawyers can use the help of an expert witness. An expert can inspect the workplace and provide an informed opinion regarding the hazardous nature of the work environment. Construction accidents can be fatal
and in this case the family of the victim can file a wrongful death lawsuit
A worker’s compensation can include, apart from the expensed associated with medical care, those related to los wages and future lost income.