The construction industry employs over 6 million people in the United States. Construction injuries generally fall under two categories, third party or workers compensation. Each year over 8,000 construction workers are injured or killed in construction accidents, and the statistics seem to continue to rise despite new regulations imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In California the department that reviews work safety is Cal OSHA. Dozens of workers are involved in construction-related accidents every day. Many of these accidents could have been avoided if the employer offered proper training and supplied adequate safety equipment. A construction site accident lawyer like the ones at Penney and Associates, can be your greatest ally if you have been injured in this type of accident.
Heavy equipment and Scaffolding accidents seem to occur quite often in Sacramento, Roseville, Chico and Fairfield. Electrical shock, severe gashes caused by sharp tools and falling equipment leading to serious head and brain injuries are a few other potential dangers laborers face. In the Sacramento, Marysville, Yuba City, Davis, Woodland, Chico areas, construction accidents on the farm are more prevalent. Falls also seem to be prevalent in the above areas of California. The Penney & Associates construction accident lawyers specialize in these situations and are ready to go to work for you.
When a construction site accident occurs it is often difficult to determine who may be at fault. Injured workers have filed lawsuits against architects, contractors and subcontractors. Every case is different and the workers compensation (Aka: workers or workman’s comp) and third party law may be confusing to work out. Sometimes only a worker’s comp claim may be filed. The lawyers at Penney and Associates are familiar with construction accident law and as such will evaluate each case as thoroughly as possible given the situation to get you every penny you deserve from the insurance company.