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Construction Accident Lawyer in San Diego

Construction sites are full of occupational hazards. Falling building material, live wires, heavy machinery, and elevated work platforms all put workers at risk for accidents that can result in serious injury or death. In fact, construction injuries accounted for more than 20 percent of all workplace fatalities in 2015.


At Bates Law our workers’ compensation lawyers handle complex liability issues that often arise from construction accidents. If you or someone you love has sustained injuries from a construction accident, we can help you recover benefits that will pay for your medical bills, temporary disability, retraining as well as compensation for any permanent disability.


Common Construction Accidents

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are four leading causes of fatal construction accidents: falls to a lower level, getting struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught in between objects or materials. These “fatal four” were responsible for more than half (64.2%) of construction worker deaths in 2015.

If a construction worker survives a “fatal four” injury, the damage can seriously impact his or her career and quality of life. Though workers are trained to exercise caution when performing their job duties, accidents happen. When they do, the most common consequences include:

  • Burns from fires or electrocution

  • Amputation of a finger, toe, or limb

  • Broken bones

  • Cuts from exposed nails, tools, and machinery

  • Hearing loss from loud work environments

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Knee and ankle injuries

  • Eye injuries or loss of vision

  • Head and traumatic brain injuries

  • Neck, shoulder, and back injuries

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder from an accident

  • Illnesses caused by toxic chemical exposure

  • Hypertension, high blood pressure, cardiac symptoms

In these cases, a construction worker’s employer is responsible for his or her injuries. General contractors, manufacturers of faulty equipment, and construction site owners may also be liable in a separate Negligence case which can allow for recovery of more significant sums for pain and suffering and future wage loss.  We can help you sort the facts and build a compelling case so you can get the medical care and disability benefits you need to recover as well as additional  compensation for your pain and suffering.

Contact a Construction Accident Lawyer in San Diego

If you’re a construction employee who has suffered an injury on the job, filing a workers’ compensation claim is the only way to take legal action against your employer. Many construction workers fail to seek help for fear of stigmatism or losing their jobs – don’t let this be you. Whether you’ve experienced back, shoulder or neck pain, paralysis, a bone fracture or a traumatic brain injury as a result of your job duties, you have a right to collect compensation for your losses. Call us to begin a swift investigation into your case.

Give us a call today at (619) 222-0900.

Below are just a few of Bates Law's many personal injury cases.


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