At National Injury Help, our team of highly experienced San Diego construction accident lawyers understands the inherent dangers of working in the construction industry in California.

Numerous laws and regulations govern the construction industry here due to the high-risk nature of construction work, the state’s commitment to worker and public safety, and the need to ensure sustainable and responsible development. These regulations are designed to minimize accidents, injuries, and fatalities by establishing standards for safe working conditions, proper equipment use, and adequate worker training.

Unfortunately, no matter how many laws and regulations are in place, worksite compliance is not always guaranteed. Inadequate training, failure to follow safety protocols, and improper equipment maintenance contribute to construction site accidents throughout the state. Negligence can also stem from employers not providing sufficient safety gear, failing to enforce protective equipment use, and lack of proper supervision. Additionally, rushed schedules and cost-cutting measures can lead to unsafe working conditions, such as unsecured scaffolding or poorly marked hazardous areas.

Regardless of the circumstances of your construction accident in California, our San Diego County personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you secure the compensation you deserve, allowing you to regain control of your life.

Our attorneys and co-counsel partners have collected hundreds of millions of dollars for injured people, and we want to help you, too. Contact our San Diego construction accident and injury lawyers today to discuss your claim during a free, no-obligation telephone consultation; no office visit is required.

We only get paid if we win your case and collect money for you. This gives injury victims and families of those who lost their loved ones to negligence the opportunity to tell their stories and learn more about our law firm and how we can help without paying any upfront fees.

Understand the Inherent Dangers of Working in the San Diego Construction Industry

Can California Construction Workers Sue Their Employers If They Are Injured at Work?

The construction industry employs 5.2% of California workers who may find themselves in circumstances involving a combination of worksite factors that create an environment where the likelihood of accidents and injuries increases significantly.

The question becomes, who can be held liable for injuries or tragic fatalities that occur on California construction sites? We have answers.

In California, construction workers injured on the job typically cannot sue their employers directly due to the state’s workers’ compensation laws. Instead, they must file a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits for their injuries.

However, there are exceptions to this rule.

They include:

  • Intentional Harm: If the employer intentionally caused the worker’s injury, the worker may be able to sue the employer directly.
  • Third-Party Claims: If a third party (someone other than the employer or a co-worker) was responsible for the injury, the worker might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against that third party.
  • Product Liability: If a defective product or equipment caused the injury, the worker could sue the manufacturer or distributor of that product.
  • Lack of Workers’ Compensation Insurance: If the employer lacks workers’ compensation insurance, as required by law, the worker may be able to sue the employer directly.

Our experienced construction accident attorneys in San Diego help injured workers understand their rights and explore all available options for financial recovery.

If our attorneys are the right fit for your construction accident and injury claim, you will only pay our legal fees if we win your case. That is a promise. Contact us today to learn more about our approach to producing client results.

California Construction Workers Aren’t the Only Ones Who Can Be Injured From Worksite Dangers

Construction sites can pose significant dangers to the general public due to various hazards, including falling debris, unsecured equipment, and hazardous materials.

Pedestrians and motorists passing by construction zones risk injury from flying or falling objects, such as tools or building materials, especially if safety barriers and warning signs are inadequate.

Heavy machinery and construction vehicles moving in and out of the site can lead to accidents and collisions. Additionally, exposed electrical wiring, open trenches, and slippery surfaces can cause serious injuries to those who inadvertently enter or come too close to the construction area.

Public safety requires stringent adherence to safety regulations, proper site management, and effective communication of potential hazards to the public.

Unfortunately, when compliance isn’t the priority, people will get hurt.

At National Injury Help, our skilled construction accident and injury attorneys represent more than workers but the general public when injured due to worksite negligence.

That may include, but is not limited to:

  • Pedestrians: People walking near construction sites can be injured by falling debris, uneven surfaces, or struck by construction vehicles or equipment.
  • Drivers and Passengers: Motorists passing by construction zones may have accidents due to detours, road obstructions, or collisions with construction vehicles.
  • Residents: People living near construction sites might be affected by falling objects, dust, or hazardous materials, especially if proper safety measures are not in place.
  • Visitors: Delivery personnel, inspectors, or anyone visiting the construction site for various reasons could be at risk of injury if they are not adequately equipped or safety protocols are not followed.
  • Other Workers: Subcontractors, suppliers, and utility workers who are not directly employed by the construction company but are present on the site can also be injured.
  • Business Patrons: Customers of nearby businesses can be exposed to risks if construction activities spill over into public or commercial spaces.

If you have been injured in a construction accident as a bystander in California, contact our San Diego construction accident and injury lawyers today to discuss your claim during a free, no-obligation telephone consultation; no office visit is required.

During your first meeting, our client-focused construction accident attorneys in San Diego will listen attentively, ask detailed questions about your case, and show genuine interest in your well-being and concerns—because we genuinely care.

We will take the time to explain the legal process and what you can expect moving forward.

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Client-Focused Construction Accident and Injury Attorneys in San Diego, California

At National Injury Help, you—the injured or grieving party—are the most crucial part of our work. You are not a case number but a human needing our help here. We understand that when you are looking for a construction accident attorney in California, the options can be overwhelming and, quite honestly, intimidating.

At National Injury Help, professionalism is the cornerstone of our legal practice. We believe in honesty about your case’s strengths and weaknesses and avoiding making unrealistic promises.

Our track record, client reviews, and testimonials attest to our responsiveness, attentiveness, and success in achieving favorable client outcomes in San Diego, California, and nationwide.

Contact us today to learn how we can help with your critical construction accident and injury claim so you can focus on your recovery while we handle your claim, leaving no detail to chance.

National Injury Attorneys, an Arizona law firm holding an alternative business structure license, has extended its legal services to San Diego, California. In association with the local co-counsel, San Diego-based attorney David Hiden, they are now equipped to handle single-event personal injury cases in this region, providing comprehensive legal representation within the jurisdiction of California.