Avrek Law is pursuing compensation on behalf of five construction workers who were injured after an on-ramp bridge in construction along the 91 Freeway in Corona partially collapsed late Friday.
Irvine, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/13/2015 -- Avrek Law Firm has been contacted by five of the nine construction workers injured in Corona to represent them in a construction site injury claim, after the partial collapse of an on ramp bridge at around 11 p.m. on Friday. The collapse occurred as workers were lowering the bridge into place at East Grand Boulevard when the jacking operation failed. The bridge dropped more than a foot, hitting wooden support beams which in turn hit the workers.
Initially, the county Transportation Commission said 10 workers were injured, but revised that figure to nine. All of the injured workers were transported to local hospitals, where one was released and three remain in critical condition.
Assistance funds have been created and will be matched up to $5,000 per worker injured. All of the injured workers have the choice to sign up for the non-tax-deductible fund, Riverside County Transportation Commission executive director Anne Mayer said in an interview earlier this week.
The workers are also eligible for workers compensation, including medical care and disability benefits. There is no timeline for the investigations, but Mayer said past experience leads her to believe it could take up to six months. Avrek Law Firm will represent five of the injured parties as they seek a rightful Riverside personal injury claim for their injuries, as the legacies of those injuries become clear.
A spokesperson for Avrek Law Firm explained, "This was a devastating blow to the construction workers who were caught by the falling wooden beams. One thing is very clear right now, and that is that these victims will carry the consequences of this trauma for the rest of their lives. We will be investigating the specifics of what happened and why so that we can better understand who the responsible parties are, and pursue them to ensure they deliver the rightful compensation these men richly deserve."
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