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Oakland Construction Accident Risks

By Kelly Balamuth on September 28, 2011

Because of the inherent physical risks due to dangerous machinery, precarious environments, and unpredictable mishaps, the construction industry ranks among the most dangerous occupational settings in urban environments like Oakland and other areas in Northern California.

For every 100,000 workers in construction, 3.3 full time employees are injured. In fact, 2009 had the most deaths on the job with 816 fatal accidents, translating to about 19 percent of total workplace injuries that year.

Even though professional supervision of construction sites is mandated by federal and local governments, the workplace can pose serious dangers on a daily basis. And, it is not uncommon upon legal investigation to find that a construction accident was the fault of deficient supervision, training, or other factors that the company on-site was required to provide.

Specifically, injuries may occur due to:

  • Heavy lifting;
  • Trench digging;
  • Electrical accidents;
  • Use of power tools;
  • Falls from scaffolding;
  • Incidents involving a crane; and
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Particular injuries that may occur include, but are not limited to:

  • Spinal cord trauma;
  • Paralysis;
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
  • Electrical shocks;
  • Broken bones or fractures;
  • Burn trauma; and
  • Amputation.

Too often, corporations and responsible parties (contractors, subcontractors, managers, and others) take hazardous short cuts to meet deadlines or to generate more income. It is the workers who pay the ultimate cost. Proving these cases in court can be tricky, especially when up against a corporation’s legal team, but if you’ve been injured in an accident, the Oakland construction accident lawyers with Balamuth Harrington will assist and guide you along the best possible path to compensation. Call 1-888-254-1234 for a free case review today.

Attorney Kelly Balamuth was profiled in the
September 2013 Issue of Plaintiff Magazine.

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