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Compensating Victims of Los Angeles Construction Accidents

California attorneys experienced in worksite injury cases

Construction accidents are all too common and can turn lives upside down. At Goldschmid, Silver & Spindel in Los Angeles, we represent victims of such accidents in workers’ compensation claims and in court litigation to recover the money they need to make up for medical and therapeutic expenses, lost wages and future disability. With a combined 150 years of experience, our attorneys will work hand-in-hand with you to investigate the specifics of your accident and to customize a strategy to achieve the best outcome possible.

Construction accidents cause many serious injuries

Construction sites are inherently dangerous. Injuries commonly result from heavy equipment accidents, machine mishaps, faulty scaffolding or guardrails and falls from heights. Sometimes the causes are improper use of equipment or negligence in maintaining a safe work site, and other times the equipment itself is defective. Some of the most serious harm to workers involves bone fractures, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. If you’ve suffered an on-site accident that has left you disabled and unable to work, it is critical to investigate all available sources of compensation.

Experienced lawyers investigate construction accidents thoroughly

Attorneys at Goldschmid, Silver & Spindel are experienced in construction accident cases in California and have earned a reputation for carefully investigating the unique facts of each occurrence. In construction accidents, who is at fault is not always obvious.  It may be that your employer failed to follow recommended safety protocols, a contractor used equipment improperly and the equipment was faulty. Sometimes serious accidents are the result of a confluence of multiple events, and we can seek monetary recovery from each responsible party whether through workers’ compensation or litigation in court.

Understanding the construction accident claim process

Most often, injured workers receive financial relief from workers’ compensation, which is the sole remedy for obtaining money damages from an employer. If you suffer an injury resulting from a construction accident, notify your employer within 30 days that you were injured and that you intend to file a workers’ compensation claim. By California law, your employer must give or mail you a workers’ compensation claim form within one working day after you report your injury or illness or your employer learns about it. Your injury may entitle you to such benefits as medical care, short-and long-term disability payments and supplemental job displacement payments.

Holding third parties liable in court

If the negligence of someone other than your employer is responsible for an accident, whether in whole or in part, you may be able to seek money damages through the court system. Large construction projects often require teams of contractors such as architects, electricians, equipment renters, scaffolding installers and concrete pourers. Tragic accidents have resulted from swinging or falling cranes that were improperly secured. An accident can also result from defective equipment, for which the manufacturer may be liable. As attorneys who have successfully litigated construction accident cases, we can determine whether you can  pursue a legal claim for damages that are the result of third-party negligence.

Contact our experienced construction accident attorneys in Los Angeles

The attorneys Goldschmid, Silver & Spindel are certified workers’ compensation specialists who fight for construction accident victims pursuing monetary recoveries. Since our firm’s founding more than 40 years ago, we have earned a reputation for achieving excellent results. Call 213-251-5900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Los Angeles office.

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    4221 Wilshire Boulevard
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    Los Angeles, California 90010
    Phone: 213-251-5900
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Million Dollar Results
  • "MULTIMILLION DOLLAR AWARD: For injuries sustained to a physician blood pathologist, after being exposed to formaldehyde in the workplace."

  • "MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT: Verizon field technician injured at work incurring serious injuries to the lower back, neck (fusion) and upper/lower extremities."

  • "MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT: Semi-truck driver involved in an out-of-state collision while working for a Hollywood entertainment company - resulting in severe lower back, neck, chest, head, urological and psychiatric disabilities."

  • "MILLION DOLLAR AWARD: A welder received compensation for his injuries as a result of cadmium exposure causing brain damage."

  • "$1.4 MILLION SETTLEMENT: A sheet metal installer was compensated after sustaining injuries to his entire body from falling 14ft off a scissors lift."

  • "MULTIMILLION DOLLAR AWARD: Versus Coca-Cola for an injured worker who fell from a forklift and struck his head sustaining blunt force trauma to his neck, spine and shoulder."

  • "OVER $ 1 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT: Southern California Edison Employee who sustained Fibromyalgia and Psychiatric consequences of the stress and wear-and-tear of her employment."

  • "MILLION DOLLAR AWARD: Versus Warner Brothers for employee who sustained severe spinal disabilities as a result of the physical wear-and-tear of his employment."