Workplace Accident Lawyer in San Diego

With a nationwide reputation for excellence, The McClellan Law Firm in San Diego, California, offers its clients outstanding service in a wide range of matters related to injuries which occurred in a workplace setting. Whether the injury occurred in an industrial setting, on a construction site or at sea, our San Diego injury law firm is equipped to get results.

Workplace Accident Claims We Handle

The McClellan Law Firm, founded in 1987, has received favorable results for thousands of clients. While we do not handle Workers’ Compensation claims, we may be able to assist with your injury matter when it is caused by third parties, such as independent contractors working with you, or by defective or unguarded equipment.

Our worker injury lawyers have handled cases involving the following:

  • Industrial Accidents
    When supervisors and workers of other companies at the worksite are given inadequate training, when fatigue and occupational hazards interfere with safety, when industrial tools are dangerous or defective, serious industrial accidents can result. We represent seriously injured workers in San Diego and the families of those killed.

  • Construction Accidents
    In the construction industry, supervisors and workers of independent contractors on the job site need to be constantly aware of the inherent dangers. Failure to do so can cause serious and life-ending injury. When this happens, we represent families and victims of construction accidents, gas pipe explosions, electrical burns and all types of serious injuries resulting from construction accidents in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

  • Commercial Driver Accidents
    At The McClellan Law Firm, we represent victims of serious injuries involving professional drivers. Often, poorly maintained equipment or defective vehicles can cause life-changing injury.

  • Plane Crashes We represent victims of commercial and private aviation accidents. Our experienced lawyers are well-equipped to deal with matters of pilot error, equipment failure and complicated insurance and contractual arrangements often involved in plane crashes.

  • Government Liability Cases
    While injuries are often caused by individual negligence, we investigate whether a government agency might also be held accountable to you.

2012 Workplace Fatalities Data

The National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released preliminary data that showed a slight drop in fatal work injuries among U.S. workers in 2012 compared to 2011. In 2012, there were 3.2 deadly workplace accidents per 100,000 workers. In 2011, that number was 3.5 per 100,000. The data was also used to compile a list of the most dangerous professions among U.S. workers. After holding the top spot of most dangerous profession for many years, fishing moved down to second place with logging taking over as the nation's most deadly work.

Fishing and logging were followed by working as an airplane pilot in terms of fatal injuries. While those industries had a high rate of deadly accidents, the most deaths occurred in the construction, transportation and warehousing industries. In terms of the causes of most fatal workplace accidents, more than 40 percent of the accidents involve transportation mishaps. The majority of those occur on highways throughout the United States.

Transportation accidents are by far the largest cause of workplace fatalities. The second most common cause, assaults and violent acts, make up less than half of the number attributed to transportation accidents. Slip and fall accidents are the third most common cause of deadly workplace accidents, representing around 15%.


To learn more about our reputation for excellence in litigation of accident and injury claims, contact an injury lawyer at The McClellan Law Firm in San Diego. Call (619) 215-1488 to schedule a free consultation.


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