Helping bystanders and workers recover compensation for construction site negligence

On any given day in the United States, there are almost 6.5 million people at work at approximately 252,000 construction sites. The construction industry has more fatal accidents than any other industry, with almost 13 deaths each day. Construction sites are dangerous for employees, and they can also be deadly for bystanders and pedestrians. At McCarthy & Kroes, we have 25 years of experience guiding clients through personal injury and wrongful death claims stemming from construction site accidents. Because construction accident claims often involve multiple negligent parties, defective machinery and workers’ compensation issues, it is important to seek the advice and guidance of seasoned lawyers to recover the compensation you are entitled to receive.

Construction worker accidents

When an on-the-job accident occurs, workers are generally only entitled to obtain workers’ compensation benefits, but these benefits are often insufficient to cover the full amount of medical bills, disability and lost wages. However, if you suffered a workplace injury because of a third party, you may be entitled to sue for personal injury to recover the full amount of damages.

Construction sites often involve many different people, companies and products, all of which can contribute to an accident. For example, our injury attorneys assist workers in seeking compensation from manufacturers when they suffer an equipment malfunction or machinery injury caused by a defective product. People other than your employer and fellow employees — such as property owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors and trucking companies — may also act negligently, causing a construction site accident.

Construction site injuries to others

Construction sites are inherently dangerous to workers, bystanders and passersby. Victims may be injured in many ways:

  • In a scaffolding accident or trench collapse
  • Struck by falling debris or an explosion
  • Electrocuted by faulty wiring or equipment
  • Injured in a construction vehicle accident
  • Hurt by tripping over uneven pavement, debris or equipment

When construction work occurs on highways and roadways, any negligence can be especially dangerous to drivers.

At McCarthy & Kroes, our construction accidents attorneys help injured victims determine who is liable for injuries:

  • Premises owners who failed to remedy or warn of known property dangers
  • Negligent construction companies
  • Manufacturers whose products are defective

Because of the quickly changing nature of construction sites, it is important to contact an experienced attorney immediately who can help you gather and preserve evidence that is essential to proving liability in your personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Contact seasoned attorneys for professional representation after construction accidents

If you were injured in a construction accident, you may be suffering serious injuries requiring costly medical treatment and extensive time away from work. Our lawyers at McCarthy & Kroes are dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you need. For assistance from Ventura to San Luis Obispo, contact us online or call 805.564.2085 for a free initial consultation.