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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%.

Get Legal Help You Can Trust

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.

  • Endorced by the Inner Circle of Advocates

    Craig McClellan is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Best Lawyers in America 2020

    Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1993.

  • Best Lawers "Best Law Firms" - Personal Injury Litigation Plaintifs Tier 1, 2016

    The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Personal Injury in the 2022 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Commercial Litigation Tier 1, 2016

    The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation in the 2022 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Product Liability Tier 1, 2016

    The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Product Liability in the 2022 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Craig McClellan earned one of the top 10 medical malpractice settlements in California, securing a $9,000,000 settlement for a client.

  • Top 10 Settlements

    Craig McClellan & Conor Hulburt earned one of the top 10 premises liability settlements in California, securing a $3,175,850 settlement for a client.

  • Craig McClellan selected to Super Lawyers list, Top 10 San Diego Attorneys

    Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2007, and earned the most votes of ANY lawyer for 2019 in San Diego.

  • Craig McClellan was voted Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation by Best Lawyers for 2019.

  • 2020 AV Preeminent Peer Rated

    Attorney McClellan earned a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his achievements.

  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

    Craig McClellan is listed as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Business Litigation, Personal Injury, and Product Liability.

  • Craig McClellan is rated 10.0 on Avvo - Top rated Personal Injury Lawyer

    Attorney McClellan has a 10/10 “Superb” rating, the highest rating an attorney can receive from Avvo.

  • BBB Accredited Business

    The firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest possible rating offered by the organization.

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

    Attorney McClellan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and previously served on its Board of Directors.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

    Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan named “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

    Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan named Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

    Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

  • Craig McClellan has been named among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, which honors the nation’s top advocates.

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