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Orange County Construction Injury Attorneys

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The Orange County California construction injury lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have over thirty years of experience helping construction workers get the maximum compensation they are due under the law. We have seen the full range of possible injuries from wrongful death and amputation to nails through the skin and welding injuries. We strive to be the best Orange County construction injury lawyers and we are ready to fight the legal battle for you so you can focus on healing. Our winning reputation throughout Orange County speaks for itself. We are experienced and successful construction accident attorneys who will work tirelessly for their clients so they can focus on healing from their unfortunate job injuries.

how to file a construction lawsuit claim

If you have questions as to how to file a construction lawsuit claim or how to file a workers’ compensation claim for a construction accident, call us today at (714)-783-2205. We would be happy to discuss your claim during a free consultation:

  • Options of how you may be able to do-it-yourself.
  • What’s involved for you in filing your legal claim(s) for workers’ comp and/or third party personal injury.
  • Potential litigation issues including: pleadings, investigation, lay witnesses depositions, written discovery, law and motion, expert witness depositions, types of causes of action, legal evidentiary standards of proof and legal requirements, potential special and general damages including: medical treatment, bodily injury, loss of earnings and other damages and benefits you are entitled to recover.
  • The answer to your questions regarding how we can help you and your loved ones work through the legal system during this very difficult time.
  • The financial commitment that is needed and the expenses that are incurred for litigation and going to trial and how our law firm could help you with that aspect of the legal process.
  • How we can make your case simple, efficient and successful.

Our experienced attorneys and staff are here to take the load, stress and pressure of a lawsuit off your shoulders and offer you the peace of mind that you are in good hands. If after meeting with us, and hearing about all the steps needed to file and handle your construction injury claim, know that we are always here for you. We wish you and your family all the best and we hope that you heal quickly from your injury.

call us today

You need the best Orange County personal injury attorney you can find. It is crucial for you to have legal guidance soon after any construction injury to ensure you are receiving proper and comprehensive medical care and to investigate and prepare your case. The Better Business Bureau gave us their highest award of an A+ so you can rest assured that we will work vigorously for the maximum recovery of your damages for you and you loved ones. We will get your work injury, workers’ compensation, and personal injury case moving forward as soon as you are ready.

Call us today, 24 hours a day, at (714) 783-2205. The initial meeting is always free and we’ll work on a contingency basis where you will not have to pay our firm anything unless we win your case.

construction workers’ compensation

Like all workers in California, construction workers’ are required by law to be covered by workers’ compensation. It provides assistance when one is injured on the job and protects the rights of the injured employee. The employer cannot penalize or fire employees for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Most of the time, employers are required to pay disability while the injured employee is unable to work. Workers’ compensation does have limits and does not allow for damages for pain and suffering. The workers’ compensation insurance held by your employer could pay medical expenses, disability, income, death benefits, permanent disability compensation, medical benefits, and vocational rehabilitation, when the injury and circumstance warrants. See the paragraph below regarding third parties who are also at fault for construction accidents. One common example of a work comp claim for construction workers are musculoskeletal disorders. MSDs build up over time from the injured person’s motions, tasks or assignment on the job such as twisting, bending, exerting too much force or working in an uncomfortable position. Be sure to call our firm today to inquire about your workmen comp claim and schedule the free initial consultation to discuss the job injury.

We Will Answer Your Questions For Free

We will answer all your questions including if you are wondering how State Disability Insurance (SDI) works, what the workman comp benefits would be specifically for you, and how much a workers’ comp lawyer costs or how much a work injury attorney costs? You will not have to pay anything unless and until we win your case.

third (3rd) party also at fault

Due to the many moving parts of a construction site, many construction accidents not only qualify for workers’ compensation because you were hurt on the job but they also qualify for a civil third party work injury claim. This is the case when there are one or more responsible parties for your workplace injury other than just your employer.

Recover Damages In Addition to Your Benefits from Workers’ Compensation

You may be able to obtain compensation beyond that which is provided by the California workers’ compensation laws. In fact, to be compensated for your full lost income and pain and suffering, our firm will need to find a responsible third party like that of a subcontractor, the land owner, the equipment or tool manufacturer, the training company, or the general contractor. Call one of our local Orange County workers’ comp lawyers today to discuss your case and your options. This may be especially important since cases that may have a third party involved need to be handled correctly since there will actually be two cases going on at once and a mistake in one could affect the other.

osha and construction accidents

The goal of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (www.osha.gov) is to keep work environments as safe and healthful as possible. According to OSHA, “Every day in this country, more than 14 workers lose their lives in preventable workplace tragedies.” Due to such grim statistics, OSHA is always trying to improve safety so that less people get hurt on the job, maimed at the construction site or injured while working.

OSHA Helps Enforce Safety Regulations

Their goal is to set standards and laws in place to avoid construction accidents and construction injuries and keep the construction job site safe. OSHA is determined to help construction employees avoid injuries by improving training standards. OSHA will keep all employees who complain about unsafe working conditions, OSHA violations and possible construction accident risks anonymous, if they so request. OSHA will investigate injuries and safety code violations by conducting site inspections, witness and employee interviews and other investigative tactics. OSHA even has a section of its standards and laws devoted to the construction industry.

common construction injuries

A construction site is full of dangers for construction workers. This danger is why it is so important that OSHA, employers and supervisors do everything they can to follow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration workplace safety code to keep employees protected from accidents and injury. The following are common ways that a construction worker can be injured while on the job: hammer injury or drill slip, falling off of a roof, building or piece of equipment, slipping or tripping and falling, being caught in, between, or under machines, equipment or objects, being struck by a falling rail, beam, tool, wood board or equipment, accidental electrocutionfaulty wiring, fire, pit cave-in, tunnel cave-in, trench cave-in, hole cave-in, falling through a skylight, rebar impalement injury, reinforcing bar injury, and a nail through a boot or shoe injury.

Other types of injuries can occur from gas or chemical explosions, exploding concrete lines, a tool or load not being strapped in or harnessed correctly, crush injury, safety rail failures, pallets failing, being crushed by a truck, crane, bulldozergraderpile driver or trencher, falling off of a cherry picker, tilt-up injuries, compressed gas injury, corrosive chemical injury, derrick injury, being run over by truck, forklift, tractor, or dump truck, lifting injuries, scraps and debris falling injury, lung injuries, asbestos, exhaustion, heat stroke and wrongful death. Due to the high frequency of injuries, most construction sites will probably have plans for what to do in the case of most injuries. This may include onsite health support, a first aid station or a first aid kit. If you do not have your own doctor for your construction accident, we can help find a local one that will be able to give you comprehensive and timely treatment.

Permanent Injuries Effect You and Your Family

Many results of construction site accidents and construction job injuries can be rather traumatic. Concussions, blindness, coma, amputation, lacerations, broken bones, contusions, back injury, neck injury, burns, muscle strain, ligament sprain, brain injury, cuts, being crushed, heavy bleeding, becoming deformed, and death are all possible outcomes of construction accidents. The construction injury attorneys of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have over thirty years of experience helping construction workers with their legal cases for all the above injuries, results and more. We will be with you every step of the way.

tools and machines injury causes

A construction site is filled with different types of heavy machines, dangerous tools and machine operators with a whole range of skill and training. Given that there are so many people all working in unison, it is important for all workers to avoid construction accidents and construction injuries by watching out for themselves and being aware of all others around them. Possible tool and machine injuries on the job include ladder injury, automobile or car accidents, table saw injury, saw, drill or hammer injury, nail gun or power stapler injury, chainsaw injury, conveyor belt injury, being caught in a baling machine or punch press, backhoe injury, welding injury, tractor injury, motorcycle accidents, scaffold injury, scaffolding collapse, radial arm saw injury, sheet metal injury, power tools injury, load shifting accident, load dropping injury, crane injurycatwalk fall, air compressor injury, angle grinder accidentceramic tile cutter injurydisc sander accidentfloor sander injury, impact wrench accident, heat gun injury, needle scaler injury, pneumatic torque wrench accident and jointer accident. Employers, supervisors, manufacturers and distributers must be aware of potential injuries.

Additional Potential Dangerous Building Gear

A few other industrial or residential remodeling construction utensils for employers and employees to receive safety training on are jigsaw injury, concrete saw and circular saw injury, biscuit joiner and bandsaw accident, diamond blade injuryscroll saw injury, steel off saw accident, trimmer accident, wood router injury, sabre saw accident, rotary tool injury, lathe accident, random orbital sander injury, reciprocating saw accident, alligator shear injury, elevator injury, concrete accident, jack hammer injury injury, defective machines, or defective products. Some of the biggest makers of construction tools are Black & Decker, DeWalt, Ridgid, Ryobi, Craftsman, Porter-Cable, Old Milwaukee Company, Caterpillar, Hitachi, Bobcat and Makita. As with every piece of machinery that is operated by employees, proper maintenance and training can prevent many injuries.

Employee Safety Is Always Most Important

There are also many vehicles and pieces of heavy equipment that can harm someone with just one slip or mistake. On a job site, it is possible to have a dump truck injury, excavator or bagger injuryscraper accident, asphalt paver accident, cherry picker injury, front shovel accident, forklift injury, feller buncher injury, drilling machine accident, dragline excavator injury, aerial work platform or lift table injury, concrete batch plant injury, cure rig accident, street sweeper injury, vibratory compacter injury, soil stabilizer accident, dredger injury, articulated hauler and articulated truck accident, backhoe loader and backhoe injury, fresno scraper accident, harvester injury, highway bottom dump accident, lowboy injury, pneumatic tire compactor accident, roller, road roller and roller compactor injury, wheel forwarder accident, rotary tiller accident, slipform paver injury, steam shovel accident, stomper concrete drop hammer injury injury, tunnel boring machine accident, underground mining equipment injury, wheel tractor-scraper accident, yarder injury, telescopic handler accident, track loader, track skidder and track-type tractor injury, bulldozer accident, or a venture mixer injury. Due to the complexity of these machines and how quickly work accidents can happen by using them poorly, be it product or machine defect or by just being near one, it is important to always be alert on the construction site for danger and harm and to use caution.

how construction accidents happen

A construction site usually consists of many people all doing separate but interconnected jobs. It can possibly be quite a chaotic scene. The trades that may be occurring all at the same time include work by bricklayers, carpenters, carpet layers, pipefitters, plumbers, roofers, plasterers, landscapers, janitors, fencers, electricians, tin knockers, heating and air conditioning technicians, concrete finishers, tile layers, tile setters, laborers, street fixers, welders, geologists, truck drivers, architects, concrete pourers/mixers, project managers, supervisors, diggers, crane operators, inspectors, painters, and heavy equipment operators.

Under The California Law, Job-sites Must Be Safe

Injuries happen on a construction job for many reasons including: faulty, worn-out, damaged or defective machines, misusing equipment, lack of adequate construction or trades workers, defective products, lack of adequate training for construction workers, substance abuse by coworkers while they are working, lack of safety gear (like steel toe boots or hard hats), lack of proper safety protections or safety inspections, and the negligence or accidents of sub-contractors, coworkers, general contractor, the foremen, and the property owner. Landowners should also be aware of premises liability as they could be held responsible for many injuries that happen on their land. In many cases, an injury victim will have a workers’ compensation claim to file and a third party case if the party partially or fully responsible for the injury might not be the employer. If a job site is not safe in any of the above ways, it can be very dangerous.

government liability and oversight

Our federal, state and local levels of government all have rules and regulations in place to try to keep construction workers and the general public as safe as possible. This includes inspecting projects at the important and final stages, issuing permits to builders, developers, and manufacturing and continuously improving the codes for work environment, safety standards and procedures. This government oversight can create a duty and responsibility of the building, safety, permit and/or planning division of any municipalities, state and federal governments. Most cities, county or statewide agencies have a building and planning division that oversees commercial and residential construction projects. If this is the case, our Orange County government liability attorneys can help.

call our firm for quality legal help

We believe that every injured person deserves a chance to discuss their case and their legal options. We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Even after that first no-cost meeting, we work on a contingency basis where you won’t owe us anything unless we win your injury case. The Orange County Construction injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo make house calls as we come to you at your home or your hospital room if you are unable to come to our office. We are available to meet during the normal hours of Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm and we will also meet you, by appointment, on Saturdays, Sundays and in the evening. Many throughout Orange County consider us to be the best construction accident lawyers around and we will do our best to keep that reputation as solid as it has been for over thirty years. Please contact us even if you believe your case does not have merit. We will be honest with you and at the very least, we’ll give you prudent advice as to your options.

Law Firm of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo
Orange County, California ~ (714) 783-2205