It is common to see construction projects in Los Angeles. There are various building being built throughout the city as well as many rehabilitation projects redesigning older buildings. Since there are so many different construction projects throughout the city, there are also many construction workers throughout the city as well. The workers rely on these jobs as much as the owners of the buildings being built. The workers rely on the various construction jobs to be able to provide for themselves and their families.
Construction sites have many inherent dangers. There are many safety precautions in place to protect the workers and others from these various dangers, but people at the construction sites do not always follow the various safety precautions. When this happens people can suffer significant injuries. There are many different accidents that can occur, but some are more common than others.
Common types of construction accidents
Falls are one of the most common construction site injuries. Workers work at high heights on scaffolding and other equipment and can fall if not properly secured. Falling objects is another common type of accident that occurs as tools, equipment and materials can fall from the high heights onto those below. Workers and others could also be injured by trucks backing into them or over them. Malfunctioning or improperly used equipment can also lead to accidents and injuries. Fires and explosions due to the chemicals and use of various flames can also lead to serious accidents.
Many construction accidents occur in Los Angeles every year. Not every accident will result in serious injuries, but some result in serious injuries due to the nature of construction accidents. People may miss time at work and lose income as a result. In addition to the loss income people may have costly medical bills that can add up quickly. Depending on the cause of the accident, people may be able to receive compensation for these injuries though. Experienced attorneys understand how construction accidents can drastically change people’s lives and may be a useful resource.