Anaheim Construction Site Accident: Construction Site Worker Injured In Anaheim Car Accident After Falling Into 20 Foot Hole on Ball Road Near State College Boulevard
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA (August 2, 2019) – A worker was injured at an Anaheim construction site after a drunk driver crashed into equipment causing him to fall 20 feet into a hole by Ball Road and State College Boulevard.
Anaheim police are saying that the accident took place around 10:30 p.m. on Monday. Authorities are saying that the victim was performing shoring work in preparation for sewer construction.
A male driver inside of a white Toyota Corolla slammed into some equipment and sent the worker falling 20 feet into a hole. Paramedics and police arrived at the scene.
The construction worker was rescued and transported to a local trauma center with musculoskeletal injuries. The driver of the white Toyota Corolla was arrested for felony hit-and-run, DUI and driving on a suspended license and having outstanding warrants.
An investigation into the Anaheim construction site accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Construction Site Accidents
Construction sites can be incredibly dangerous. Companies must do everything in their power to help prevent accidents. In the event that a worker is injured they must provide the injured worker with benefits. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations Workers Compensation Guidebook, “If you get hurt on the job, your employer is required by law to pay for workers’ compensation benefits.” Damages in a worker’s compensation claim can help cover:
- Lost wages
- Past medical expenses
- Current medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
What many worker’s don’t realize is that the workers compensation system may not be their only resource after an accident. An injured worker may be entitled to additional money through a third party liability claim. A third party liability claim may be possible if a company separate from a workers employer was responsible for an accident. For example, if a general contractor failed to set up safety barriers to protect workers from errant vehicles they could be held liable in the event of an accident. Or, at a minimum, third party liability may occur with a drunk driver.
Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many workers may not even realize the full extent of their injuries until several weeks or months after an accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. There are statute of limitations associated with filing a claim. It is therefore important to act quickly.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the worker that was injured at this Anaheim construction site. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. The driver responsible for this accident needs to be held to account for their actions.
If you or someone that you care about has been hit by a drunk driver while working there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about the law. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to fully recover. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.