Torrance Construction Site Accident Attorney
California law requires all employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance to all their employees. It does not matter how big or small the company is. Many employers are either unaware of their obligations or they simply do not buy insurance. If a fall or other Torrance workplace injury occurs in these cases, victims have legal options.
An experienced Torrance construction site accident lawyer from Soofer Law Group handle a wide range of workplace accident claims. So, we are well-positioned to fill you in on your legal options. Additionally, we use proven methods to collect evidence and build a claim for damages. This simple and straightforward approach often produces results that exceed our clients’ expectations.
If you were hurt in a workplace accident, you have a limited amount of time to act, so get in touch with us at (310) 478-5090.
Why Choose a Torrance Construction Site Accident Lawyer?
- Our personal injury law firm in Torrance always provides the best aggressive yet compassionate legal representation for all of our clients.
- Our construction site attorneys are dedicated to protecting our clients’ best interests and financial well-being.
- Ramin Soofer, the founding attorney has devoted his career in helping injured clients receive the best, favorable financial outcome since 1993.
What Are the Types of Construction Site Accidents?
The Greater Los Angeles construction industry is so competitive that a few dollars could be the difference between making money and losing money on a particular job. So, many construction companies take as many shortcuts as possible, including worker safety.
Some companies fail to provide the proper equipment or training. Other companies do not provide translation services for workers with limited English proficiency. These deficiencies, along with the busy nature of a construction site, often sets the stage for serious injury.
According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the “fatal four” causes almost two-thirds of construction accident fatalities:
- Falls: The fall could be a fall from a height, perhaps because of unsafe scaffolding, or a slip-and-fall, perhaps due to an oil slick on the floor or poor lighting in the early morning.
- Struck By: The old story about a penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building being fatal to a person on the ground is partially true. If someone drops a hammer or other object, a person on the ground could die.
- Electrocution: At many construction sites, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between a live wire and a dead wire, especially if the worker has limited training or English proficiency.
- Caught Between: Tools like compressors and freight elevators may work easier. However, they are also very risky, and any flaw in the device or the operator could cause tragedy.
Additionally, at many noisy construction sites, operators must drive extremely large vehicles in very narrow areas. Although they may be certified to operate these vehicles, they are not infallible, and accidents can happen — especially with such unwieldy vehicles.
What Are My Claims for Damages?
Most Torrance construction site injuries involve premises liability law. Most landowners have a duty to keep people safe. In California, the exact nature of this duty varies, based on factors like:
- Property location
- Likelihood that someone would be on the property
- Owner’s degree of control
- Likelihood and probable seriousness of the injury
- Owner’s burden to reduce or avoid the risk
- Owner’s knowledge of the hazard
Most of these factors, especially the owner’s degree of control and the likelihood and seriousness of injury, weigh heavily in favor of accident victims. So, in most cases, the owner has a duty of reasonable care to prevent accidents. That’s one of the highest legal duties under California law.
Damages in a construction accident claim usually include compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, as well as noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Connect with Construction Accident Attorneys Today
Even if their employers did not have workers’ compensation insurance, injured construction workers have legal options. For a free consultation with an experienced Torrance construction site accident lawyer, contact the Soofer Law Group at (310) 478-5090. We do not charge upfront legal fees in injury cases.