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Construction Site Accident Attorney in Elk Grove & Sacramento Area

As a safety conscious, responsible construction worker, you understand the dangers of your work site. You take the proper precautions, wear the required safety equipment and never take unnecessary risks that violate site safety protocols.

Regrettably, you can still end up suffering a significant injury while on the job, even if you may have done everything right. Despite the fact that construction sites are well known as dangerous places, this common knowledge doesn’t clear the site supervisors from their responsibility to keep their employees safe. And it doesn’t mean you lose your right to seek justice should you get hurt.

Types of Injuries Related to Construction Site Accidents

A construction site accident can be extremely serious. The following is a list of some of the types of severe injuries workers can sustain while on the job:

Often, in these cases, the medical bills are large and the injuries result in a long period of disability. Although worker's compensation may pay for some of the medical bills and lost earnings, frequently it fails to adequately compensate an injured worker for permanent losses and/or permanent disability.

What Should You Do If You Have Been Injured?

Your well-being and health should be considered the foremost concern when you have been injured. As with any severe injury, it is essential that you seek prompt medical attention.

If you sustained your injuries while on the job, then you should be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Report your injury to your employer and, if physically able, take note of the names and contact information of those who witnessed the accident that caused your injuries. At this stage it is warranted to contact a personal injury attorney who has the compassion, skill, and experience to be by your side and become your advocate.

Crucial Steps to Be Taken Right Away

Immediate investigation and preservation of evidence is a critical element in a construction site injury case. The investigation should involve a thorough examination of the scene where the accident took place. Often times, it is necessary to get court orders to preserve evidence that is found on the construction site. In addition, an investigator should be contacted to interview any and all witnesses who were at the scene.

Another essential step is to establish contact with the investigating authorities, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The issue of who is responsible for ensuring compliance with OSHA regulations often turns on who was in control of the job site or job activity when the employee was injured. In addition to identifying all general contractors and subcontractors, it can be pertinent to identify all the material suppliers that relate to the job site at the time of the accident.

How Can the O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm Help?

The O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm is ready to help if you or a loved one is severely injured in a construction site accident. With a quarter-century of experience in successfully recovering millions of dollars for clients and achieving the highest possible ratings from Martindale-Hubbell and Avvo, our client-centered personal injury lawyers will provide you with skilled, focused, and result-oriented legal representation. California law limits the amount of time in which you are allowed to file a claim, so don't wait; contact the O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm at 800.722.4176 today for a free case evaluation.


$2 Mil Work Site Injury

$4.2 Mil Construction Site Worker Injured

$600K Fall from a Defective Plank

$450K Faulty Crane Operator


Examples of Construction Site Accidents

As a victim of a construction site accident, you are entitled to seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost future earning power and lost time from work.

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Surprisingly, more than 50% of all construction-related deaths take place on private property during alteration and repair work. These jobs are considered low risk, s…

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To minimize the chance of injuries in their business employers should communicate their health and safety policy to staff, assess the risks, deal with any hazards promptly, and invite feedback from staff on se…

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Construction can be a secure occupation if workers have information about the risks and adopt an effective safety and health program.Here are some simple tips you can follow:do not work …

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We look at all aspects of an injury and its cause. An employee cannot sue his employer outside of the worker’s compensation system. So, we look at the role that any third party individual or entity …

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