If you have been injured on the job, you know that the workers compensation system does not provide you with the full compensation you deserve. Many benefits that you were entitled to before have been eliminated by recent changes in the law. If your injury was caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer, you may be entitled to full compensation over and above what workers compensation benefits you receive.
Each work place accident must be investigated individually. Often, there was negligence on the part of a general contractor or other subcontractor which contributed to the accident occurring. On other occasions, a defective product may have been responsible for the occurrence of the accident. In each of these type cases, you may be entitled to compensation in addition to workers compensation benefits.
Special laws are in place to protect the health and safety of construction workers. If you, or someone you love, has been injured at a construction site, it is important that you understand your rights to any benefits and compensation owed to you under the law.
Injuries suffered at construction sites can be severe and life altering. Our firm understands that after going through such trauma your goals are to make sure your medical bills are paid and covered, that you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and that your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury. We will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
If you live in the Northern California area and you or someone you love has been injured in a construction work site accident, contact us online or call us at 510-337-1600 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.