One of the most dangerous careers in the United States today focuses on the construction industry. While operating heavy machinery, working close to traffic, using a variety of tools, and toiling in diverse locations and situations, many of the men and women engaged in these jobs could end up with an injury at any time. High-risk occupations carry a greater chance of getting hurt while on the job. This gets exponentially worse if the company you work for cuts corners or avoids proper maintenance and repair.
Approximately 3% of all construction workers get injured every year. These cause an increase in medical expenses and lost wages due to time off work. If this happens to you, contact a professional workers’ compensation attorney right away to learn about the benefits that California allows for injured employees.
The variety of injury types in the construction field include: falls, faulty equipment, underground collapses, vehicle or large equipment accidents, fires and explosions, chemical contact, and more. No matter what happens to you, you need medical attention quickly. For many of these injuries, this need does not go away after the first doctor’s visit.
Whether you simply need compensation for healthcare treatment or become temporarily or permanently disabled due to a construction accident, you need someone on your side who understands the California workers’ comp laws and allowances. Grab your phone and give us a call to make that important first consultation. You can also fill out the convenient form online.