Injuries can occur at any work site, but certain industries are more dangerous than others. One of the leading occupations for on-site injuries in the United States is the construction industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 781 fatal injuries occurred on construction sites in the United States in 2011 alone. If you or someone in your family was seriously hurt or killed in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to workers' compensation and possibly third-party damages as well.
Examples of injuries that occur on construction sites include:
Injuries can be caused by falls from scaffolding or ladders, accidents involving heavy machinery, and more. In some cases, a third party other than your employer may be liable for your injuries as well. For example, if the equipment that caused the accident was defective, you may be able to sue the manufacturer or designer. Talk to a Santa Barbara personal injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood about your specific situation. We can help you assess the possibilities after examining your case from every angle.
We understand the challenges you may be dealing with at this time and we are ready to provide the legal counsel and representation necessary to move past this difficult stage of your life and obtain the financial compensation you need to rebuild your future. Call our firm, The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood, today to schedule a free legal consultation with a member of our team. With decades of experience defending the rights of injury victims in Southern California, we are prepared to help you protect your future and your interests at this time.