The construction industry in Northern California is sizeable, especially considering all of the new developments and road construction driven by the population growth in this are of the state. If you work in construction, then you know about safety regulations set by governmental agencies such as OSHA. You also know that not all companies follow the appropriate safety procedures. People are injured on construction sites every day. Many of the construction site injuries could be avoided or severely limited by using proper safety procedures. If you work for a subcontractor that was not using proper safety equipment or procedures, then you could have a claim against the subcontractor. However, you could also have a claim against a general contractor who generally carry larger insurance policies.
The Law Offices of Taylor P. Call does not solely look to safety procedures or the negligence of other workers when working on a claim. Sometimes it is necessary to look at the equipment itself to determine if there was a product defect either in the product’s design or when it was manufactured. The product could also contain inadequate instructions or warnings. While product defects are not an issue in most cases, it is always important to consider them.
Just like with motor vehicle liability, a worker (and the company he works for) can be liable if they use equipment in an unsafe manner, such as work trucks, backhoes, bulldozers, cranes, jackhammers, nail guns, welding equipment, etc. Contractors can also be liable if they fail to properly train a person in the operation of certain equipment.
It is important to have an attorney that understands construction and construction sites on your side to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Mr. Call’s father had a small subcontracting business and he spent his summers in high school and college and some time post-college working with his father digging ditches and installing water, sewer, and storm drain utilities for residential and commercial developments. He has worked side by side with many construction workers over the years and understands the perils of working in that industry. Mr. Call’s construction knowledge coupled with his knowledge of the insurance industry allows him to deliver quality legal representation to his clients.
If you have been injured on a construction site, contact The Law Offices of Taylor P. Call for a free consultation.