San Fernando Valley Construction Accident Attorney

Those employed in the constitution industry have a challenging and dangerous profession. Although local, state and federal guidelines and regulations require employers to maintain high levels of safety and security for worksites to ensure employee safety, accidents can happen. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury while working in the constitution industry, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Our experienced construction accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach are here to help.

How Common are Construction Accidents?

In California, construction accidents are more common than you think. According to a report on fatal injuries conducted by the State of California Department of Industrial Relations (CDIR), 17% of all fatal occupational injuries that occurred in the state between 2013 through 2019 were in the construction industry. The total number of fatalities that occurred within that timeframe was 464. The majority of the fatal injuries occurred from falls, slips, or trips.

The construction industry also has some of the highest non-fatal injuries of any industry in California. According to CDIR, over 11,000 construction workers suffered non-fatal injuries in 2020, with over 3,600 between the ages of 35 to 44.

What Happens if You Sustain an Injury on the Job?

Whenever a construction worker experiences an injury while on the job, the worker should never panic. If you are injured while on a job site, you should always seek immediate medical attention and inform a manager or supervisor of the incident.

Injuries from a constitution-related accident can include:

  • Traumatic brain injury.
  • Bruising and lacerations.
  • Spinal injuries.
  • Paralysis.
  • Organ damage and internal hemorrhaging.
  • Amputation of limb(s).
  • Death.

Time Limits on Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Each state has different statutory requirements for filing and litigating a workers compensation claim. In California, an injured employee has 30 days to report any workplace accident to their employer. Once you have provided the employer notice of your accident, you have one calendar year from the date of your report to file a workers’ compensation claim. Failure to timely file a claim may likely result in your claim being time-barred and ineligible to seek compensation for your injury.

What Kind of Compensation Can You Expect from a Construction Accident Injury?

A worker that sustained an injury from a San Fernando construction accident may be entitled to several forms of compensation under California’s workers’ compensation law, including:

  • Payment of relevant medical bills.
  • Benefits from loss of wages due to injury.
  • Temporary and permanent disability benefits.
  • Potential funds to assist with alternative job placement.

Call Us Today

If you or a loved one needs a San Fernando Valley construction accident attorney, contact the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach for assistance today. Our experienced San Fernando Valley construction accident attorneys can help investigate the facts of your accident and provide options for the next steps to address your injury.

For a free consultation regarding your construction accident, call us at our Encino, CA office at 818-609-7005 or contact us online for an appointment.

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