There are many factors or conditions on the construction site that could cause a serious injury to their construction workers. These construction site injuries include:
The above-referenced construction site injuries have also caused the deaths of numerous construction site workers. Our attorneys represent injured workers and their families in wrongful death claims and death benefits under the Workers’ Compensation system.
If you have been hurt on California construction sites, you might have different legal rights and may be able to pursue claims against different individuals or entities. Depending on who is liable for the actions or conditions that caused your construction site injury, our attorneys will determine whether to file a workers’ compensation claim or bring a third-party claim or both.
California’s Workers’ Compensation system is a no-fault insurance system wherein employers provide benefits for injured workers. Through the Workers’ Compensation system, injured construction workers are able to have their medical expenses and costs paid. There may be limits on which doctors can treat your injuries, how much compensation you can recover per week and the duration of benefits. However, our attorneys strive and fight to help injured construction workers obtain the benefits they are entitled to under California law.
While the Workers’ Compensation system was put into place in order to prevent workers from filing lawsuits their own employers, it does not prevent the filing of lawsuits against other individual or entities on a construction site. Workers are able to bring personal injury/negligence claims against other contractors, subcontractors and property owners for injuries sustained on a construction site. Our attorneys will review the facts of your case to determine whether bringing a negligence claim against a third party is a viable option.
When a construction site injury becomes fatal, our attorneys can help the worker’s family get justice they deserve. Families might be entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits which include reimbursement for burial expenses and earnings replacement.
If the accident was tied to a third party’s negligence (as opposed to the victim or employer), we will assist your family in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against that individual or entity. We would fight to help your family obtain compensation for a range of losses that aren’t covered under the Workers’ Compensation system.
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