Los Angeles Construction Worker Accident Attorney: Two Injured in West Sacramento Construction Accident
Two men were injured early Wednesday morning by falling metal at a construction site in West Sacramento.
According to West Sacramento Police, two sub contractors with PG&E were installing pipe for the city near Jefferson Boulevard and 15th Street. Steel supports were in the ditch to stabilize the sides. When a crane was lifting the supports out, a chain reportedly snapped.
Police say the workers’ injuries are considered critical, with one having head trauma and the other with leg trauma.
Both were taken to the hospital.
What To Do If You’re Involved In A Construction Accident
Have you or a loved one been injured in a construction accident? Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured in construction related accidents. Whether it’s a falling girder, a defective piece of equipment, or a bulldozer without a warning signal, construction workers are constantly exposed to dangerous work environments. As a result they can suffer serious injuries resulting in a loss of employment, permanent disabilities, and a lifetime of medical bills. Each Los Angeles construction accident lawyer from the Ellis Law Firm have years of experience in representing injured construction workers, and know what it takes to bring these cases to a successful conclusion. If you have sustained a work injury from a construction accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer from the Ellis Law Firm today. The Ellis Law Firm is dedicated to helping people all across Los Angeles County to get fair and just compensation for their injuries. The Ellis Law Firm handles all construction accident claims on a contingency basis, which means you nothing unless we recover money on your behalf. For a free consultation, contact the Ellis Law Firm today.
Because construction injury cases are complex, you will need an experienced Los Angeles construction accident attorney from to successfully handle them. Construction cases typically require the injured worker to bring claims against contractors, subcontractors, developers, owners, material suppliers, architects, engineers and insurance companies, as all of these parties typically attempt to avoid liability for their wrongful conduct and pass it on to others. Additionally, construction cases frequently require expert witnesses-both medical and construction industry experts-to demonstrate both the cause of the accident and the nature and extent of the employee’s injuries. Accordingly, without an experienced and aggressive construction accident attorney, an injured worker may suffer for years without any compensation while the construction lawsuit carries on.
- Scaffolding collapses
- Falls from ladders
- Machine failures
- Inadequate supervision
- Collapses of walls, columns or roofs
- Crane accidents
- Holes without warnings
Construction companies and contractors must by law carry workers’ compensation insurance, no matter what the size of the company. Workers’ compensation covers medical care and lost wages, but the payments are limited and do not assign fault. We seek damages above and beyond Workers’ Comp, as the law allows, ensuring that the victim’s current and future needs are fully met. The employer owes a safe work environment for its workers, and is obligated to take reasonable measures to ensure safety. We seek compensation for victims of construction site accidents relating to negligent or reckless actions and orders, unqualified equipment operators, OSHA violations and other employer liability. Our Los Angeles construction site accident lawyers will need to interview witnesses, procure files and plans, study the site of the accident, etc. Some of our clients include steel workers, carpenters, electricians, roofers, sheet metal workers, structural workers, and all tradesmen.
Injuries due to construction accidents are frequently severe, resulting in crushed or amputated limbs, paralysis and spinal cord injuries, burns, vision loss or hearing damage, back and neck injuries, loss of mobility and other permanent disability. Through jury trial or insurance settlement, The Ellis Law Firm will seek maximum compensation for medical expenses and future care, loss of wages and lost earning potential, and other damages such as loss of enjoyment. When these accidents turn fatal, we also represent surviving families in filing wrongful death lawsuits. If you or a loved one have been seriously hurt in a worksite accident, contact the Los Angeles construction accident lawyers at the Ellis Law Firm today.