Wrongful Death in a Construction Accident

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Working high above the ground and handling potentially dangerous equipment throughout the day, construction workers are at a higher risk of injury than individuals employed in most other professions. It shouldn't come as any surprise, then, that fatal accidents occur more frequently at construction sites than in most other workplaces.

Fatalities at construction sites can occur in the following situations:

  • Workers fall from scaffolding or ladders
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Walls, roofs, or other parts of a structure collapse
  • Workers trip over debris or slip because of spills
  • There is a fire or explosion at the construction site
  • Defective equipment electrocutes workers
  • There are falling objects that cause fatal head injuries

These are just a few of the things that can go wrong at a construction site. When these accidents prove fatal, the surviving spouse, children and / or parents often wonder whether the fatality was an unfortunate accident or an incident that was preventable. If an individual suspects that an employer's negligence caused a loved one's death, he or she may be able to file a construction wrongful death lawsuit to collect damages.

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The law regarding construction workplace wrongful death in Northern California is quite complex, and it's essential to remember that employers will likely do everything possible to prove they were not responsible for the workplace fatality. If you find yourself in this situation, a San Jose construction accident lawyer can help you get through this difficult time and determine whether you have a wrongful death claim.

San Jose wrongful death lawyers are your best allies if you suspect a loved one died at a construction site because of employer negligence. However, it's important to contact legal representation relatively quickly so you can plead your case to a court before the statute of limitations expires. Our attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP have experience in this area, and we provide free initial consultations and evaluations to all potential clients. Contact our San Jose wrongful death attorneys to determine the strength of your case today.

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