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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 welding injuries and amputation to nails through the skin and wrongful death. 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. Contact our attorneys today to schedule your free consultation.
The attorneys of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have decades of experience handling construction injury and other work accident claims.
Attorney Jess J. Araujo earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in 1976 after serving in the Marine Corps and being Honorably Discharged as a Sergeant. He is licensed to practice law in California, Texas, Washington D.C., and is admitted to practice before the California and United States Supreme Courts, Federal District Courts, and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. Mr. Araujo and the other attorneys at DiMaraco | Araujo | Montevideo focus on work injury cases and fighting for the rights of injured workers.
Mr. Araujo is bilingual and has a strong presence in the Latin community. He is the author of The Law And Your Legal Rights, the first bilingual (English–Spanish) book on U.S. law ever registered in the Library of Congress. He is the past president of the Orange County Bar Foundation and the two-term past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County. Mr. Araujo is the first and only person born outside of México to receive the “Legion de Honor de México” for exceptional work and achievement promoting the civil, social, and cultural interests of México.
“Amazing from start to finish. Always in contact with us, checking in with us, and making sure things were on track. Very straight forward with how things worked, no hidden surprises.” -L.P.
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 your 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.
As soon as you sustain an injury on a construction site, you should report the injury to your employer. From there, you should schedule a free consultation with a California injury lawyer. During your consultation, we will be happy to answer any questions about 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 and we can discuss the following:
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.
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 for 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 is musculoskeletal disorders. MSDS build up over time from the injured person’s motions, tasks or assignments 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 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.
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.
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 landowner, 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.
The goal of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 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 fewer people get hurt on the job, maimed at the construction site or injured while working.
OSHA’s goal is to set standards and laws in place to avoid construction accidents and construction injuries and keep the construction job site safe. They are 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.
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 electrocution, faulty 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 the following.
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.
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, lung injuries, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 8:30 am and 5:30 pm 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. Call us at (714) 783-2205 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.