Sacramento Construction Accident Lawyers
Knowledgeable Attorney Covering Workplace Injuries
Since construction employees regularly work long hours around heavy machinery, injuries often occur—even when observing all safety protocols. If you or a loved one suffer an injury while working, your employer's workers' compensation insurance should cover your injuries. However, sometimes the insurance company presses back when you apply for your benefits, making the process more complicated. Fortunately, an experienced construction accident lawyer can help!
For over 30 years, Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC has helped wrongfully injured construction workers, other parties injured by construction accidents, and their families receive just compensation following a serious accident. We can help you through the entire claims process and will fight for your right to just compensation. Our team can also step in if your claim has been unfairly delayed or denied. If this happens to you, our dedicated Sacramento construction lawyers can help you appeal your claim.
Construction Accident Data
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about 20% (1,061) of worker fatalities in private industry in the year 2019 were in the construction industry. These numbers accounted for one in five worker deaths that year.
According to further data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- In 2019, over 11 million Americans were employed in construction—a 25% increase from 2011.
- Falls are the leading cause of construction-related fatalities, accounting for over 35% of the total number of fatalities in the industry.
- The other leading causes of construction fatalities come from struck-by incidents (15.4%), electrocutions (7.2%), and incidents of being caught in or between objects and crushed (5.4%).
- Construction employers with fewer than 20 workers on payroll accounted for 75% of fatal falls between 2015 and 2017, despite making up only 39% of construction employment in the U.S.
What Are the Most Common Accidents on Construction Sites?
Common injuries incurred on construction sites include:
- Falls from great heights
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Machinery malfunctions
- Overexertion from long hours, moving heavy objects, and/or repetitive motions
- Being crushed by falling objects
- Being caught in/between objects
- Motor vehicle accidents, including those involving large trucks and company vans
These injuries usually have immediate, easy-to-identify consequences. However, not all injuries are immediately apparent. The long-term strain construction working puts on your body can take a toll on your joints, back, and overall health. Repetitive motion injuries are also covered by workers' compensation insurance. Receive the care you need by filing a claim with your place of work and then contacting a lawyer for assistance securing maximum compensation.
Workers' Compensation & Construction Site Fatalities
Workers' compensation benefits also apply to construction accidents that led to death. If you've lost a loved one to a construction injury in their place of work, their employer should have a plan in place for assisting with funeral expenses. You'll also be able to seek benefits to cover any lingering medical expenses that arose from this tragedy. We can help you secure the funds you need during this tough time.
Our experienced Sacramento workers' compensation lawyers are here for you during this difficult time. If you've been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, find out your options by contacting our team at (916) 884-6554.
“I would tell others if they're seeking legal professional help, that Rancaño & Rancaño helped me and that they can most likely help them in their situation.”- Jose
“There's many people that recommended me to go to Rancaño & Rancaño because they were in the same situation, and they helped them like they helped me in providing excellent service.”- Ancieto
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Workers' Compensation $2,264,827
Juan Perez Vasquez v. Sonoran Roofing, Inc., CIGA, services by Sedgwick CMS
Workers' Compensation $2,172,000
Sergio Cervantes v. Central Valley Painting, State Compensation Insurance Fund
Workers' Compensation $2,150,000
Julio Calderon v. South Placer Roofing Co., Inc., State Compensation Insurance Fund
Workers' Compensation $1,925,000
Armando Calderon v. A & A Cattle, Intercare Insurance Services
Construction Site Injury $1,750,000
Martinez v. Unger Construction
Obstetrical Negligence $1,500,000
Martinez v. County of Merced
Workers' Compensation $1,302,500
Damian Sanchez v. MG Simms Painting & Decorating, The Hartford
Workers' Compensation $1,300,000
Ociel Garcia v. Capital Builders, National Fire Union Insurance Company
Motor Vehicle Collision $1,300,000
Walls v. Svenhard
Workers' Compensation $1,250,000
Ramon Madriz-Mendoza v. Pacific International Steel, State Compensation Insurance Fund
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