Common examples of construction accidents

At Leviton Diaz & Ginocchio Inc., we represent injured workers in their workers’ compensation claims to help them receive the just compensation and benefits they deserve. In carrying out these efforts over the years, we have helped victims of a wide variety of on-the-job accidents.

Here are examples of the common types of accident claims we represent:

Electrical and plumbing accidents: When working at a construction site, live electrical wires can be a problem. Whether you’re outside and working with power tools in wet conditions, climbing on a ladder near power lines or working with wet plumbing close to live wires, these types of accidents are daily hazard for many California construction workers.

Falling debris: There’s a reason why construction workers are called “hard hats.” It’s because they don hard hats to protect themselves from the threat of falling objects and other debris. Falling objects can be a hazard at most construction sites — especially those that involve multi-story projects.

Crane, bulldozer, forklift and other vehicle accidents: Cranes, bulldozers, forklifts, trucks, tractors and other vehicles represent real hazards for construction workers. If you’re on foot, and you get hit by one of these vehicles, it could result in catastrophic injuries. The drivers of forklifts and other vehicles are also at risk of getting hurt.

Hazardous material exposure: Chemical fumes, dangerous chemical exposure and other hazardous materials — like asbestos — present hazards for California workers that can result in serious disease conditions and different kinds of injuries.

There are so many ways that construction workers can get hurt on the job. Fortunately, for most workers who suffer a job-related injury, financial assistance is available through the filing of a workers’ compensation claim.

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