In CA, are there any safety rules sub-contractors need to adhere to while making repairs.

Asked about 1 year ago - San Juan Capistrano, CA

While in a grocery store, repairs were being made to freezer doors by sub-contractors. No safety equipment/measures in plain view. Large glass door clasped and broke into little pieces, causing injury.

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  1. Michael Shemtoub

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    Answered . Someone was most likely negligent if they didn't hang the door properly. I've handled cases like this before and there is usually video surveillance or witnesses that would show that the contractor was at fault. You should hire an attorney immediately.

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  2. Michael R Crosner

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    Answered . Obtain medical care & Contact a local personal injury attorney -many offer free initial consultations. It sounds like, based on the limited information provided, that you have a valid personal injury claim. Facts need to be investigated - also were any warning signs up or barriers etc etc. Did you report it to the store - Cal an Attorney ASAP

    This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney .... more
  3. Robert Andrew Michael Burns

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    Answered . We don't much care to the extent that safety rules are designed for the workplace, and it's doubtful than any safety rule is designed for customers. It appears that some type of safety glass was used, as in windshields, that avoided even greater injury. If the claim does not much exceed $10,000 the Small Claims Court may be an excellent avenue of relief, but a competent personal injury attorney might be a better deal in obtaining a settlement or assisting in Small Claims Court litigation.

  4. David Ian Schoen

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    Answered . It doesn't really matter because there appears to be negligence.

  5. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Just get a lawyer for representation.

  6. Manuel Alzamora Juarez

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    Answered . If you were injured by the glass, cget treated, notify the store and hire a personal injury attornet to help you. He wil check all the video tapes, make the claim for you and worry about the safety rules. Best of luck.

    ps.: the consultation is generally free.

    This answer is provided by California Accident Attorney Manuel A. Juarez, Esq., 510-206-4492. Abogado de... more

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