Construction accidents in California often involve power tools, heavy vehicles, falls from substantial height and high-voltage electrical wires — all things that have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries and life-altering impacts. As such, construction workers, bystanders, subcontractors and anyone else injured in a construction accident need a skilled advocate on their side to help them obtain the money necessary to pay for their recovery, including lost wages, future earnings, ongoing care and pain and suffering.
The accomplished attorneys of our Oakland personal injury lawyers at Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, use a proven litigation method that makes them effective advocates in the courtroom and trusted advisers to clients. Our attorneys provide clients with personal attention at all stages of the legal process, allowing them the peace of mind that comes from knowing their case is always in the hands of an experienced legal professional.
We combine compassionate counseling with aggressive trial strategies to maximize compensation for our injured clients. Construction companies, insurance carriers and opposing counsel all know that we are serious litigators who work tirelessly to ensure that our clients obtain full compensation for their injuries.
Call us at (510) 433-1000 for a free consultation and see how our proven litigation approach can benefit you.
Type of Construction Accidents
Our Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland-based construction accident attorneys are well-equipped to assist with all types of construction cases, including those caused by:
- Falls from scaffolds, ladders and lifts
- Falls from roofs and other elevated surfaces
- Crane accidents
- Falling tools and equipment
- Accidents caused by unguarded hazards
- Forklift accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Other construction vehicle accidents
No matter what caused a construction accident, we conduct focused investigations and collect relevant evidence based on the specifics of your situation. This allows us to custom-tailor our legal strategy to give your case a strong chance of success.
What if my employer is at fault for causing my injuries?
- If your employer is 100% at fault, you are out of luck. Your remedies will be limited to workers’ comp. However, if there are some other parties at fault, you can still sue. Further, if your employer’s negligence was a major cause of your injury, you may be able to collect against the other responsible parties and not have to pay back the money awarded to you in the workers’ compensation case.
What if I was partly at fault for the accident. Can I still sue?
- If plaintiff’s own negligence is the only cause of his or her injuries and the plaintiff is 100% at fault, the plaintiff will recover no money in a legal case.
- However, California is a comparative negligence state and a plaintiff can still recover monetary damages for their injuries if there is at least one other party at fault. However, the amount of the plaintiff’s recovery is reduced by the amount of the plaintiff’s negligence. Thus, if the plaintiff were to receive $1 million and plaintiff was found to be 50% at fault for causing their own injuries, the award would be reduced by 50% to $500,000.
Our Construction Accident FAQ contains more information you may find helpful if you or a loved one has been injured on or near a construction site.
Significant Construction Accident Cases
- $5,600,000 — Man Paralyzed by Defective Forklift
- $4,000,000 — 50-Year-Old Electrician Suffers Severe Burn Injuries in an Electrical Accident
Contact Our Construction Accident Lawyers | Free Consultation
Severely injured in a construction accident? Contact us to discuss your case and get information about all your options. Call (510) 433-1000 to schedule a free initial consultation. We pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis.