Attorney Analysis: Construction injury lawyer Bobby Thompson discusses financial compensation for injured construction workers in the second section of this story.
A construction worker was injured after getting hit in the head by a falling object while walking on scaffolding 40 feet above the street in Riverside, California on June 3.
The Riverside Fire Department responded to the scene and rescued the injured worker. Fire crews arrived at around 9:40 a.m. at the construction site on the 3900 block of Mission Inn Avenue near Market Street in downtown Riverside. A new Main Library is being built at the site.
According to Battalion Chief Tony Perna, the man was on scaffolding facing the street when an object (possibly a spool of wire used to anchor weather coating) fell, striking him in the head.
Co-workers assisted the injured worker, who was dazed by the hit to the head.
The fire department extended a ladder to the scaffolding and paramedics treated the patient before bringing him down in a ladder bucket. He was treated for a moderate head injury.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson represents injured construction workers and helps them recover financial compensation in civil lawsuits. Here are some thoughts from Bobby on the legal rights of injured construction workers:
If you’ve been injured while working in construction, you may be worried about the financial difficulties that could be caused by your injury. Injured construction workers often struggle with expensive medical bills, lost wages, and other financial and personal difficulties. Fortunately, there are often ways to obtain financial compensation.
In many cases, injured construction workers can get financial support through workers’ compensation. However, not all construction workers are covered, and in some cases, more financial compensation may be possible through a lawsuit.
A lawsuit is an option if the injuries were caused by the negligence of a third party – such as a building owner who failed to correct a dangerous condition before beginning construction.
If you or a loved one has been injured while working in construction, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced construction injury lawyers.