Construction work is one of the most dangerous lines of work in the U.S. Although strict regulations are in place about safety at construction sites, building collapses are a reality. In many cases buildings collapses occur because construction rules that are in place were relaxed and were not correctly enforced. If a building collapse occurs on a construction site, an injured construction worker is entitled to compensation for his or her injuries.
If a building under construction collapses, there are several parties that could potentially be held liable. The general contractor, the building’s owner, a sub-contractor, an equipment manager, or another party could be held legally liable. If you have been harmed in a building collapse in Los Angeles, you should work with a personal injury attorney who can help you hold the proper parties accountable for your injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has regulations in place to ensure that workers are kept safe during construction projects. If a building collapses, typically OSHA will perform an investigation to see what happened, why it happened, and to determine what steps should be taken in the future in order to prevent another similar accident in the future.
During a building collapse, workers can be injured in several ways. They may be hit by the building or by falling debris. They may experience a lack of oxygen if they are trapped. There may be flooding on the site or they may face exposure to deadly chemicals. Workers are entitled to compensation for their injuries.
If you have suffered injuries in a building collapse in Los Angeles, you should speak with an attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-651-8272. Call today to learn more about your legal rights or to schedule a consultation on your case.