Four People Injured in Northridge Construction Site Accident

On November 21, 2008, four construction workers were injured in a scaffolding collapse accident. All suffered personal injury due to the collapse. The construction accident occurred at an apartment complex that was under construction on the 9300 block of Corbin Avenue. Currently the circumstances of the accident are under investigation, including whether the workers were wearing safety harnesses. Unfortunately these accidents are not uncommon. According to OSHA, an average of 88 deaths happened between the 2000 and 2004 from scaffolds collapsing.

When a construction worker is injured in a workplace accident the injured workers will be covered under workers compensation benefits. However, California’s workers compensation benefits are low and may not provide the maximum compensation. It may be possible to bring a civil suit against various entities that could be liable. For example, responsible parties could be property owners, general, prime and sub-contractors, architects, engineers or other designers, construction managers, suppliers and manufacturers of equipment and materials, and insurers.

Berman & Riedel, LLP has extensive experience and success at litigating construction site accidents. Additionally, attorney William Berman has expertise on the interplay between the workers’ compensationsystem and the civil justice system. If you have been injured in a construction site accident, Mr. Berman is available to discuss your rights and can give advice on maximizing your recovery.


About Berman & Riedel, LLP firm managing partner attorney William M. Berman:

Attorney William M. Berman focuses his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and elder abuse and neglect. Strictly a plaintiffs’ dedicated firm, he never represents insurance companies in the defense of claims. Mr. Berman’s firm remains staunchly committed to helping those who have suffered serious injury or loss due the negligence, intentional misconduct or wrongful acts of others.

Mr. Berman has grown his firm to what is considered one of the largest and most successful elder abuse/neglect practices within California. Through his continued successes in handling claims involving nursing home and elder abuse and neglect, Mr. Berman remains a prominent figure in advocating on behalf of this vulnerable class of citizens.

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Attorney Bill Berman

William M. Berman, Esquire
Berman & Riedel, LLP
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