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Construction Injury Law Firm Serving Santa Cruz, San Benito County, and Santa Clara County

Despite years of working to ensure that workplaces and construction sites are safe, thousands of hardworking people suffer workplace injuries in California every year. Construction companies, businesses, and government agencies at times neglect the rules and codes that have been enacted to protect the rights and bodies of American workers. If you have been injured while working at a construction site, you may have a claim against the property and land owner, subcontractors, contractors, or other parties who were responsible for failing to protect your safety. You may be entitled to compensation from a third party, in addition to potential workers' compensation benefits that may be received on behalf of your direct employer.

At the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, we can help you understand your best options for receiving compensation for workplace injuries that occurred at a construction site. We are dedicated to your case from beginning to end, and Attorney Garvey will help you explore your options and preserve your rights.

Examples of Workplace Injury Lawsuits

Work sites that require physical labor often contain both obvious and hidden dangers that can cause serious injuries to workers. People who are hurt on the job not only suffer pain and emotional trauma, but they may then be hit with medical costs and the possibility of not being able to work in the future. Some common work site injuries include:

  • Road construction zone accidents. Construction zones can prove dangerous and even fatal for workers on public and private construction projects. Workers along the road may be hurt by passing cars or by construction vehicles.
  • Scaffolding and rigging injuries. Falls from unstable scaffolding, or scaffolding/rigging with inadequate or faulty safety devices can result in traumatic brain injuries or other serious injuries that can render a person unable to work.
  • Ditch accidents. Construction ditches are a hazard for workers who may fall in, or they may be inside a ditch at the time of its collapse. Heavy machinery at the lip of a construction ditch may also fall in and cause serious injuries to workers.
  • Explosions and fires. Construction workers commonly deal with tools and equipment that can explode or cause a sudden fire, resulting in damaging and disfiguring burns that could require costly medical treatment, including surgeries.
  • Construction vehicle accidents. Cranes, lift trucks, cement trucks, forklifts, or other construction site vehicles can topple over, back up, or unload improperly, all of which can seriously injure or even kill a worker.
  • Inadequate safety training. Working on a site with people who lack safety training can be a risk in itself. Co-workers who engage in unsafe construction site practices put everybody at risk, and they can cause serious injuries to themselves and those around them.
  • Improper safety railings. Railings that give way, are too low, or do not exist at all where they should can put workers at risk of dangerous falls from a height that can result in catastrophic injuries.
  • Tool and machinery accidents. Whether you work on a farm, a factory, or a construction site, a moment of inattention or an equipment malfunction can cause serious accidents and significant injury where heavy machinery is involved.
  • Electric shock injuries. Touching loose electric wires or having other accidental contact with live electricity on work sites can cause burns, heart attacks, and other types of injury or even death.
  • Roofing accidents. By nature of the work, roofing accidents carry the danger of falls, which can result in serious or fatal injuries. These injuries can result from inadequate safety equipment, negligence, or pure accidents.

Contact Our Cupertino Construction Injury Attorney

Following a workplace injury at a construction site, contact our firm for legal help. Call 408-293-7777 for a free consultation. Attorney John Garvey will help you understand the best steps you can take to receive compensation that will allow you to make a full recovery. We offer convenient appointment times, and Mr. Garvey will come to your home or hospital if you are unable to travel.

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