Approximately 6.5 million people are working at construction sites around America each day. The construction field is universally recognized as one of the most dangerous fields. According to OSHA, out of 4,251 worker fatalities that occurred in the private industry in 2014, approximately 874 occurred in the construction industry.
According to OSHA, the most common construction accidents involve falls, electrocutions, falling materials, and caught-in-between accidents. Common injuries include heat stroke, broken bones, lacerations, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, crush injuries, soft tissue injuries, burns, respiratory problems or repetitive trauma injuries.
Workers' compensation cases for construction workers can be complex, as you may be classified as an independent contractor or you may work under many contractors and subcontractors. In some instances, your employer may have engaged in negligent hiring, training, or monitoring of workers. That is why it is imperative that you retain the services of a knowledgeable and experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
Whether you were injured by sharp equipment or from moving a heavy piece of lumber, our Bakersfield workers’ compensation attorneys at Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation will fight for 100% of the benefits you need to recover. Our legal team has more than 130 years of combined experience and our qualifications include a background as a former workers’ compensation judge.