Construction Injuries

When a person is working at a construction site, they should not be needlessly endangered by the wrongful or negligent conduct of another sub-contractor. What should be a safe work environment turns out to be one of the most dangerous jobs in America.

Construction accidents needlessly injure or kill thousands of workers every year. Even when OSHA is involved, these accidents occur all too frequently because sub-contractor construction companies that are obligated to enact safety protocols and procedures are careless when it comes to other sub-contractors.

Every worker on a site has a right to assume that every sub-contractor is performing their job in a safe manner to avoid needlessly endangering, injuring or causing the death of other workers. Faulkner Law Offices is construction accident law firm that diligently pursues these claims to ensure injured workers are compensated for all the harms and losses they have suffered when those sub-contractors fail to follow the safety rules.

Ordinarily when a construction worker is injured on the job, he or she cannot sue the employer for work-related injuries but can proceed with a worker's compensation claim. When a third party sub-contractor injures another on the site, they could be liable for negligence.

There are times when there can be liability to a third party for job-site injuries. Where there are insufficient safety measures, other parties such as land owners owners, architects, contractors, and equipment manufacturers can all be held liable. Everyone is responsible for providing appropriate safety provisions that ensure a construction site is reasonably safe.

There may be liability for a manufacturer where defectively designed or manufactured work equipment injury a worker. Those companies that make construction equipment are responsible for designing and manufacturing safe products that are not unreasonably dangerous to use. If the proper safety measures are not employed in production of construction equipment, the possibility of injury or death increases greatly. Manufacturers of this equipment can be found liable when an injury is caused by one of their defective products.

Let Us Help You

If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site in Bakersfield or Kern County, you may have legal recourse. The initial consultation is FREE of charge. We work on a contingency fee basis. There are no legal fees unless we are successful in getting you money. Some lawsuits need be filed before an impending expiration date, known as the Statute of Limitations. Therefore, call or contact us right away to ensure that you do not waive your rights to money damages or other benefits. To learn more, please contact us at (661) 327-0601.

Areas of Practice