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Construction Accident Attorney in Long Beach, CA 

Construction Accident Attorney in Long Beach, CA 

Long Beach Construction Site Injury Lawyer Representing Injured Workers in Los Angeles County and Throughout California 

Have you been injured in a construction accident? Construction sites are generally dangerous work environments. However, employers on construction sites as well as site owners are required by law to ensure a reasonably safe work environment for workers on the site. Thus, many construction accidents can be avoided. However, accidents still occur on construction sites. When they do, they often have devastating consequences. If you have been injured as a result of a construction accident, it is your right to seek compensation for your damages. With the help of an experienced construction accident attorney in Long Beach, CA from The Law Offices of Preston Easley, you can pursue the compensation you deserve and ensure that justice is served. 

Common Construction Accidents 

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous work environments. Construction workers are at high risk of being involved in an accident. These accidents can take various forms. Some of the most common types of accidents that occur on construction sites include: 

Construction Accidents Can Result in Catastrophic Injuries 

Construction accidents often result in serious injuries. Some injured workers are able to recover fully from their injuries. Others suffer injuries that are life-altering. They are never able to fully recover from these injuries. These injuries are considered catastrophic. Some common catastrophic injuries that occur as a result of construction accidents include: 

  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Skull fractures 
  • Loss of limbs or body parts 
  • Concussions 
  • Fractures 
  • Burns from fires or dangerous chemicals 
  • Internal bleeding 
  • Injuries to internal organs 
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Back and neck injuries 
  • Contusions 
  • Deep cuts 

No matter what the nature of your injuries is, you can rely on the team at The Law Offices of Preston Easley to fight for compensation on your behalf. We work with experts in various fields to determine the prognosis of your injuries. With this information, we can determine the value of your claim. We will investigate your claim thoroughly and preserve the evidence required. We will pursue any and all compensation you are eligible to recover. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Long Beach construction site injury lawyer from our law firm. 

About Long Beach, CA Construction Accidents

Long Beach is located is a city located in Los Angeles County in the state of California. The city is the seventh most populous city in California and the 42nd most populous city in the country. The city is only 20 miles south of Los Angeles, making it an attractive location for many that want to take advantage of opportunities and amenities in either of these cities. 

The rate of occupational accidents in California, in general, has fallen over the past few years. However, the rate of the occurrence of fatalities related to construction accidents soared by 34 percent in 2015. If you have been injured in a construction accident in Long Beach, CA you should contact The Law Offices of Preston Easley and schedule a free consultation to determine your rights and options. 

Contact The Law Offices of Preston Easley to Consult with an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney in Long Beach, CA for Free 

Construction accidents often result in serious injuries. However, most of these accidents are avoidable. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to consult with an experienced Long Beach construction site injury lawyer. 

Our team is available for a free consultation with injured construction workers. We will evaluate your case and determine your options. We will determine all the options available for recovering compensation as well as your potential recovery. 

We have successfully recovered millions in compensation on behalf of injured construction workers. We will work to recover full compensation on your behalf. Contact us to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Construction Accidents in Long Beach, CA

How long do I have to file a construction accident claim?

If you have been injured in a construction accident in Long Beach, it is important to get started with seeking compensation for your damages as soon as possible. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to pursue compensation through a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party claim. In order to be eligible to make a workers’ compensation claim, you will need to report the accident and injuries to your employer within 30 days of the accident. The time limit for third-party claims is two years in California. You must file your claim within these two years.

It is important to consult with an experienced Long Beach construction site injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. The team at The Law Offices of Preston Easley will get started working on your case as soon as possible. We will investigate your case and preserve evidence. We will work with experts to establish negligence and build a strong claim on your behalf.

Do construction accidents fall under workers’ compensation or personal injury?

For many workers injured in construction accidents in Long Beach, CA, the first recourse for compensation is workers’ compensation. However, construction accidents can also result in a personal injury claim. This occurs when the accident was the result of the negligence of another party. You can file a personal injury claim against any party responsible for your accident aside from your employer. For example, you can file a defective product claim against the manufacturer of defective equipment that resulted in the accident that caused you injury.

This is even more reason to consult an experienced construction accident attorney in Long Beach, CA. Our team will review your case and determine what options are available to you. We will not leave any money on the table. We will pursue all damages that you are eligible to recover.

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Cases We Handle

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    Longshoremen & Shipyard Workers

    Longshoring and shipyard work are very dangerous occupations. Workers in these fields, along with marine construction workers, are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, a very generous no-fault workers’ compensation system. It covers medical expenses, temporary disability, permanent disability and vocational rehabilitation.

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    Jones Act Seamen

    A seaman is a member of the crew of a vessel or group of vessels under common ownership or control. The vessel can be anything from a raft to a cargo ship. We represent seamen who work aboard recreational vessels, tugboats, dredges, barges, skiffs, workboats and cargo ships. We also represent seamen who are marine construction workers

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  • Diving

    We represent people who have been injured in SCUBA diving accidents and Commercial diving accidents. We also handle diving boat accidents. Diving can be very dangerous. We successfully represented a commercial diver who was seriously injured while cleaning the propeller of a U.S. Navy ship at Pearl Harbor

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  • accident at construction site and hard hat on floor

    Construction & Industrial Accidents

    Construction and industrial sites can be very dangerous. Although you generally cannot sue your own employer for a construction site or industrial accident (generally workers’ compensation is your exclusive remedy against your employer) there are many circumstances in which you can file a third party lawsuit against an entity other than your employer for an unsafe condition at a work site which causes you to be injured

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  • Forklift and Crane Injuries Lawyer

    Crane & Forklift Accidents

    The Easley firm has extensive experience with crane and forklift accidents and workplace accidents involving dangerous equipment and machinery. These accidents can be caused by operator error and they can be caused by the unsafe and defective condition of the equipment

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  • auto accident involving two cars on a city street

    Motor Vehicle & Truck Accidents

    Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injury and death. These kinds of accidents can involve automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and unsafe road design and unsafe road conditions

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  • Catamaran Injuries Attorney

    Passenger Vessel Accidents

    Passenger accidents are common on recreational vessels, catamarans, tour boats and cruise ships.  They are frequently caused by rough sea conditions and unsafe conditions aboard the vessels.  The Easley firm has extensive experience in the field of maritime law.  We have made new law in the field of maritime law with numerous precedent setting decisions in the State Appellate Courts, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court

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    Defense Base Act

    The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act which covers civilian employees of U.S. defense contractors injured overseas, including war zones. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensations Act as extended by the Defense Base Act is a very generous no fault workers’ compensation system

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Areas Where We Practice

Preston Easley is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He served five years of active duty as a Naval officer — three years as a deck officer on a fast frigate and two years as a patrol boat skipper. Mr. Easley also served aboard a tank landing ship in the reserves.

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Let Us Get You The Compensation You Deserve

Preston Easley is an experienced lawyer with considerable expertise in handling federal and state personal injury cases. He will aggressively seek the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. Attorney Easley represents victims of serious and fatal accidents involving cars, trucks, construction projects and maritime work.

Construction Workers We Help

  • Crane and Forklift Operators
  • Pile Drivers
  • Scaffold Workers
  • Iron Workers
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Operating Engineers
  • Electricians

Maritime Workers We Help

  • National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) Shipyard Workers
  • Manson Construction Company Workers
  • Manson Dredging Workers
  • Dutra Dredging Workers
  • Commercial Divers
  • Scuba Divers
  • Commercial Fisherman
  • Government Maritime Claims Against the Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, or the US Coast Guard, etc.
  • Marine Construction Workers
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Workers
  • Seamen
  • Shipyard Workers
  • YYK Enterprises, Inc.
  • Pacific Tugboat Service
  • Long Beach Container Terminal
  • Tugboat, Dredge, Longshoremen, and Ferry Workers
  • Barge Crews and Barge Workers
  • Marisco Limited
  • HL Welding
  • SSA Marine
  • Catalina Express
  • R.E. State Engineering
  • Shimmick Construction
  • Nova Group
  • American Scaffolding
  • Safway Scaffolding
  • Kirby Tugs
  • Crowley Tugboats
  • P&R Water Taxi
  • Continental Maritime
  • Pacific Ship Repair
  • Seaward Marine
  • Healy Tibbitts
  • General Construction
  • BAE Shipyards
  • South Coast Welding
  • Matson
  • Pasha
  • Hawaii Stevedores, Inc.
  • McCabe, Hamilton & Renny
  • Young Brothers
  • Sause Bros.
  • Foss Maritime
  • Fenix Marine Services
  • ITS
  • Total Terminals
  • TraPac
  • PCMC
  • Maersk
  • Yang Ming
  • China Overseas Shipping
  • Evergreen

Boating Accidents

  • Catamaran Accidents
  • Charter and Tour Boats
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Passenger Accidents
  • Jet Ski and Personal Watercraft
  • Motorboat Accidents
  • Recreational Accidents
  • Scuba Diving Accidents
  • Speed Boat Accidents
  • Yachts and Sail Boat Accidents
  • Repair Accidents
  • Crew Accidents
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