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Construction Accidents

Construction sites are all around us. In Northern California, roadwork is a regular backdrop to our commutes. In Redding, conversations are happening about future construction at the River Crossing MarketPlace and ground has broken on Redding’s downtown revitalization construction.

Active construction sites are likely locations for accidents. Despite increased safety regulations, construction sites remain incredibly dangerous places for those who work at them and for passersby.


Reiner, Slaughter, McCartney & Frankel, LLP: Compassionate Lawyers You Can Trust

If you have the misfortune of being injured on or by a construction zone, you need seasoned construction accident lawyers on your side fast.

The experienced attorneys at Reiner, Slaughter, McCartney & Frankel, LLP provide professional, personalized representation. Our team of seasoned professionals helps you and your loved ones navigate the complicated aftermath of a construction accident. We know accident victims wish the accident never happened. While we can’t take you back in time, we don’t stop fighting until you receive the compensation you deserve.

What is a construction accident case?

A construction accident occurs when a person gets hurt either at a construction site or because of construction work. A variety of things can cause accidents, and not every construction accident can lead to a claim for compensation.

Four things are required for an injured person to make a claim for compensation or file a case:

  1. Duty: Whoever is responsible for a construction site has a duty to act reasonably to ensure the safety of people who are likely to be on or near the site.
  2. Breach: If the responsible person, company, or entity acts negligently and fail to make the site safe, they have breached that duty.
  3. Injury: The negligence must cause harm to someone. The harm can be emotional or physical.
  4. Causation: The responsible party’s negligence must cause harm or injury.

Our attorneys help both bystanders and workers who have been hurt. Bystanders are people who might be walking or driving by a construction zone or visiting a construction site. If bystanders are injured, we can help them obtain compensation for their injuries.

Workers often have a third party claim, meaning they can sue the negligent party in addition to any claims they might have for workers compensation. Our attorneys file persuasive third party claims for construction workers. We refer workers comp claims to lawyers outside our firm who handle those cases.

Whose fault is a construction accident?  

Construction sites are busy, sometimes chaotic places. Many people are on the site, and many people and entities are responsible for safety at the site. Those responsible for the site must comply with federal, state, and local safety laws and regulations. With so many levels of responsibility, determining who is negligent when an accident occurs is complicated.

The lawyers of Reiner, Slaughter, McCartney & Frankel LLP are skilled at thoroughly investigating accidents and identifying all possible sources of compensation.

We have represented many accident victims and understand the complexity of construction accident cases. Our attorneys have the competence, knowledge, and resources to identify the negligent parties and ensure you receive just compensation for your losses.

A comprehensive accident site investigation is essential to determining who caused the injuries. Unfortunately, construction sites are always changing—every day something new is built, equipment is exchanged, and tools and people are moved. Unless the accident causes work to stop, the nature of construction sites makes an investigation difficult because evidence related to causation may be changed or destroyed.

Because of this, accident victims should contact a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. Our attorneys have the staff and resources to conduct a timely investigation and will not hesitate to do everything it takes to preserve evidence to build a persuasive case.

In a typical construction accident case, one or more of the following may be responsible for a person’s injuries:

  • Site owner
  • Site manager
  • General contractor
  • Equipment manufacturer
  • Subcontractors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Government agencies

If you have been hurt in a construction accident, we have a full legal team ready to investigate your claim. While we build your case, we also support you and your family during this difficult time.

What compensation are you entitled to receive for your injuries?

Getting appropriate treatment should be easy. Unfortunately, your insurance might not cover specialists in your injuries. Or insurance may not cover the full extent of physical therapy or mental health treatment that you need for a full recovery.

At Reiner, Slaughter, McCartney & Frankel LLP, we know how difficult and frustrating it can be to get the support you need and deserve after you suffer an injury. We help you access the best medical professionals available. We are with you every step of the way, so you don’t have to worry about anything but recovery.

Accidents can cause lifelong damage and disability, so immediate medical attention is required. Common construction accident injuries include

  • Burns
  • Electrocution
  • Poisoning from fumes
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Bruises
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Skull, face and eye injuries
  • Damage to hearing or sight
  • Nerve damage
  • Torn or sprained ligaments and tendons
  • Crushed and broken bones
  • Lacerated organs or other organ injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Insurance is often inadequate for serious or catastrophic injuries. You may require ongoing mental health and medical treatment, physical therapy, or pain management. We ensure that your compensation covers all your medical expenses, past and future.

In addition to compensation for health care, you are entitled to other compensation that will make you whole. Depending on your injuries, you may have right to compensation for

  • Lost wages
  • Future loss of earnings if you can’t return to the same or similar work you were doing before the accident
  • The costs of assistance with household tasks you cannot do because of your physical or emotional injuries, such as driving, cooking, cleaning, yard work and caring for children and pets
  • Travel expenses for medical care or other allowable reasons related to the accident
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • In-home or institutional care or services
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering or diminished quality of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Legal expenses

Our attorneys have settled hundreds of claims with insurance companies. We know how they work and we will persist until you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. We’ll assist you and your family until your case is sufficiently resolved.

How Can A Redding Construction Accident Attorney Help You?

Our law practice has obtained verdicts totaling more than $550 million on our clients’ behalf, giving those we work with the justice and compensation they deserve. Listed as a Pre-Eminent Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell, our lawyers have won more than 98% of cases that we’ve brought to trial.

Our attorneys have spent a combined total of  100 years advocating for accident victims’ rights. We use our experience to build a persuasive case showing how you got hurt, the injuries you sustained, the value of your compensatory damages, and why the person who caused the accident must pay you.

Contact Our Experienced Redding Attorneys Today

At Reiner, Slaughter, McCartney & Frankel, LLP, we believe that every citizen has a right to excellent representation. Redding families rely on us to help them get back on their feet after someone has injured them. 90% of our clients come to us on a personal referral from clients and colleagues familiar with our work.

If you or a loved one have been injured on a construction site, contact Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, LLP today. Our attorneys will provide a free, no-obligation consultation. No case is too big or too small for us to discuss.


If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel LLP Today

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Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel LLP is a nationally recognized law firm located in Redding, California. The firm has achieved a peer-reviewed listing as Pre-Eminent Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell. Two of our lawyers have been recognized in Northern California Super Lawyers. Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel LLP has won over 98 percent of the cases that have gone to trial.


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