By: William M. Berman, Attorney at Law
Although every job has some risks, the statistics indicate that California construction workers are working in one of the most dangerous occupations. For example, according to the United States Department of Labor, there were almost 5,500 fatal work injuries in 2007. The construction industry was the highest industry in the private sector in terms of fatalities. The construction fatalities totaled 1,178, including contractors, civil engineers. In California specifically there were 407 fatalities in 2007, with most of them having to do with transportation at construction sites.
When seriously injured at a construction site it is important to get sound legal advice from attorneys who have handled these cases in the past. Liability is not always clear and there are many avenues of recovery to explore outside of a workers’ compensation claim. Additionally, if a loved one has wrongfully died in a construction site there may be the possibility of recovery for the family.
Berman & Riedel, LLP can help workplace injury victims obtain compensation for workplace injuries. By pursuing all possible workers’ compensation benefits and/or bringing a negligence lawsuit you will obtain the maximum recovery. For a free explanation of your rights and what steps to do following a workplace accident, call associate attorney William Berman at Berman & Riedel, LLP. Mr. Paré is well versed in the applicable legal issues and can provide sound advice for any personal injury victim who has suffered a workplace accident.