Los Angeles Construction Accident: Female Construction Worker Injured In Accident At Hyde Park Tunnel Entrance
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (March 31, 2019) – A woman was injured in a construction site accident in Hyde Park after falling from some type of vehicle by a tunnel entrance.
Authorities are saying that the accident took place sometime around 5:30 p.m. on South Victoria Avenue. Paramedics rushed to the scene and transported the woman to the hospital.
There is an ongoing investigation into what may have caused the accident.
Liability In Construction Accidents
Construction companies are required to purchase worker’s compensation insurance. 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.” Injured workers are able to receive a number of benefits including:
- Money for medical care for treatment, tests, medicine and other equipment to recover from an injury.
- Money for lost wages if a worker is temporarily disabled following an accident.
In addition to workers compensation an injured worker may be able to recover damages through a third party liability claim. For example, a general contractor could face civil liability for an accident if they fail to take measures to keep a construction site safe. Damages from a claim can help injured workers seek additional compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can investigate all aspects of your case and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Construction Accident
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a Los Angeles construction accident? You may be entitled to financial support in order to recover. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help with whatever you need. We’ve resolved thousands of claims and will fight hard to make sure that your medical and financial needs are being taken care of. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.