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If you or someone you are acquainted with has suffered an injury at a construction site, the legal
professionals specializing in construction accidents at Flores Law Group can provide valuable legal
assistance. It is well understood that construction sites pose significant risks, with potential harm
to workers, subcontractors, and even bystanders, in the absence of proper safety measures and

Dealing with the aftermath of a construction accident can be an intricate process, necessitating
the guidance of a seasoned lawyer. Your attorney will meticulously examine the circumstances
surrounding the accident to determine the appropriate course of action, be it filing a workers
compensation claim, a third-party injury claim, or a personal injury claim.

At Flores Law Group, our construction lawyers possess the expertise and resources to effectively
handle such complex cases. We are committed to securing the maximum compensation
available for our clients.

To explore your entitlement to compensation for your injuries, we encourage you to reach out to
us today for a complimentary consultation.

The Most Common Causes of a Construction Accident

Cities across the United States frequently witness a variety of causes leading to accidents on
construction sites. However, it is crucial to acknowledge that the majority of these causes can
ultimately be attributed to a single underlying factor: negligence or recklessness. It is not
uncommon for manufacturers, site owners, contractors, and various other parties involved to
exhibit negligent or reckless behavior, thereby endangering the safety of others. Here are some
of the more common causes of construction accidents we see at Flores Law Group.

Improper Handling of Tools

While it is true that even properly utilized tools can pose a risk of injury, particularly when
equipment malfunctions occur, the dangers escalate significantly when tools are misused.
Construction sites often witness instances of tool misuse, resulting in injuries and, tragically,
even fatalities.

Falling Objects

Construction sites frequently encounter loose objects and debris, which can potentially cause
substantial harm when they fall onto individuals or property. Such incidents have the potential to
result in significant damage and pose a serious threat to the well-being of both people and

Improper Use of Ladders or Scaffolding

Scaffolding and ladders play a vital role in enabling workers to carry out elevated tasks at
construction sites. While they are essential tools, their usage comes with inherent risks. Falling
from heights poses an exceptionally dangerous situation, as it can result from user error,
mechanical failures, or other unforeseen accidents. It is crucial to exercise utmost caution when
utilizing scaffolding and ladders to mitigate these risks effectively.

Mechanical Failure

Mechanical failures can afflict numerous construction vehicles and large machinery, potentially
leading to severe consequences. In such cases, catastrophic injuries can transpire swiftly, often
without adequate time for immediate comprehension of the situation. Swift and accurate
assessment becomes imperative in order to address the unfolding circumstances promptly and
mitigate the risk of harm.

Other Causes

● Hazards associated with trenching.

● Instances of safety implement misuse.

● Accidents related to welding.

● Failures in heavy equipment operation.

● Incidents involving slips and falls.

● Errors made by users.

Injuries Caused by Construction Accidents

Flores Law Group has the expertise necessary to effectively navigate the complexities of dealing with
insurers, construction companies, and their legal representatives, ensuring successful outcomes
for our clients.

Over the years, we have provided assistance to injured accident victims and construction site
workers who have endured severe and life-altering injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries,
spinal cord injuries, fractures, amputation and disfigurement, internal organ damage, burns and
scarring, electrocution injuries, and various other forms of harm.

The Compensation You Can Expect After a Construction Accident

After construction accidents, individuals often have numerous questions regarding
compensation. They inquire about the value of their construction accident case, the recoverable
damages, the expected amount of compensation, and whether legal representation is
necessary to obtain compensation.

In cases of construction accidents, injured workers, civilians, subcontractors, and tenants can
seek damages for their injuries. However, determining the exact amount of damages can be

The awarded compensation generally corresponds to the severity of the injuries, the relationship
with the construction company, and the costs incurred (both financially and emotionally) due to
the injuries. Here are some things you can receive compensation for after experiencing a
construction accident.

First, you can have your medical expenses covered. If someone else is responsible for your
construction accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills. This
encompasses past, present, and future medical expenses related to your injuries, including
surgeries, prescriptions, specialized care, medical equipment, and other relevant costs.

Next, in some cases, you can be covered for lost wages. It is common for individuals to miss
work following a construction accident, resulting in financial losses. Even a few days off can
have a significant impact. You have the right to pursue compensation for the wages lost due to
the construction accident.

You could also see your earning capacity greatly diminished. Beyond lost wages, diminished
earning capacity poses a more substantial concern. This refers to a permanent decrease in
one’s ability to earn income due to the accident. Damages awarded for diminished earning
capacity are often higher than those for lost wages, as they compensate for the lifelong impact
of the accident.

Furthermore, you should have every aspect of your pain and suffering covered by a construction
accident claim. Nobody should endure physical or emotional pain due to someone else’s
negligence or recklessness. If you have experienced such distress, consult your attorney about
potential compensation for pain and suffering.

Finally, you may suffer disabilities for the rest of your life due to a construction accident. Some
construction accidents result in disability. In such cases, it is crucial to work with a reliable
lawyer who can protect your rights. Insurance companies and courts may not automatically
provide fair compensation to disabled accident survivors. Pursuing these specific damages
requires a knowledgeable and dedicated approach to securing the appropriate compensation.
Please note that the details of your case should be discussed with an attorney to obtain
accurate guidance tailored to your specific situation.

Dealing With Workers’ Compensation After a Construction Accident

When it comes to worker’s compensation cases, we do not handle them in-house. We will,
however, represent injured workers in the event of any third-party and uninsured worker
compensation claims. At Flores Law Group, we work with some of the best worker-compensation law
firms in the state of California. They help us handle the worker compensation aspect of the case
so we can focus all of our energies on the third-party and uninsured claims. We understand that
workers; compensation claims due to a construction accident can be confusing. Here are some
things to keep in mind.

● Workers compensation does not cover all potential damages that a victim may
experience following an injury. However, it does not require workers to prove fault or
demonstrate that a violation caused their injury.

● Workers compensation is designed to provide financial assistance to employees who
sustain injuries while on the job.

● If you were not engaged in work-related activities at the time of your injury on a
construction site, you may not be eligible for workers compensation insurance.

Always Follow OSHA Standards While On a Construction Site

Compliance with OSHA standards is mandatory for all parties involved in construction projects
throughout the country. It is essential that everyone acknowledges this responsibility. The
following parties are obligated to adhere to OSHA regulations while working on construction

● Construction site owners: Owners of construction sites carry the responsibility of
maintaining a safe environment for all individuals present. If notified of hazardous
conditions and failing to address them or warn others, they can be held liable for
resulting accidents.

● Contractors and subcontractors: Any contractor or subcontractor involved in a
construction project or working on a construction site must adhere to OSHA standards.
They are accountable for maintaining safe working conditions, including timely
equipment maintenance and repairs.

● Employers: Employers have a crucial role in ensuring OSHA compliance within their

● Architects and engineers: Architects and engineers can be held liable for OSHA
standard violations if they fail to comply with building codes or design structures with
hazardous flaws. Legal recourse may be pursued to address these mistakes.

● Equipment manufacturers: Equipment defects can exist from the initial use.
Manufacturers who produce and distribute faulty equipment are held accountable for
resulting damages.

If you have inquiries or concerns regarding OSHA standard violations at a construction site, our
knowledgeable attorneys are available to provide assistance and guidance.

Edward R. Flores, Esq.

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