Construction Accident Attorney
Reliable Legal Advice in Oakland Area
Everyone has the right to a safe work environment, even if the work you
do is somewhat riskier than most. Between the heavy machinery, ever-changing
work environment and potentially dangerous tools, construction work has
no end of safety threats, which makes it all the more important that you
protect yourself, physically and legally.
Are you a construction worker who was injured on the job? Call us at (888) 740-6434!
Our qualified lawyers at Pacific Workers’ Compensation Law Center
want to help you with your workers’ compensation claim and see to
it that you receive fair compensation. If you are mourning the loss of
a loved one who was injured while working construction, we can help you
with your wrongful death case each step of the way. With over 65 years
of legal experience, we have the skill, familiarity and drive to help
you seek justice for the pain and damage you’ve suffered.
You Are Eligible for Benefits Under Workers’ Comp
Every business is required to have workers’ compensation insurance
to provide essential benefits to employees, should they be injured on
the job. If you were injured while working, you should have access to
these benefits if you file a claim.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits Can Include:
- Medical care
- Compensation for lost wages
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Death benefits
Your workers’ comp benefits are typically “no-fault,”
meaning they are applicable regardless if whether the negligence that
caused the injury was caused by the employee or employer. By filing a
workers’ compensation claim you are not starting a lawsuit, you
are requesting the benefits that are due to you. Typically, this is the
most beneficial course to take.
Third Party Liability
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation does not always cover all of
the expenses resulting from a work injury. For example, it may not include
payment for wages lost while out of work, or may only pay mart of the
medical bill or drug costs. Perhaps there were other parties responsible
for your injury, such as a general or subcontractor, the construction
manager, architect, installer of site equipment or manufacturer of the
site tools. If so, you may be able to pursue compensation by filing a
lawsuit against a third party that was also responsible for your injury.
Construction Worker Injuries
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, under the Department
of Labor, has a set of safety standards every employer must follow. If
the negligence of your site manager, subcontractor, or another party relating
to your construction site, somehow caused your injury, you may have a
case against them.
Common construction site injuries include:
- Repetitive strain
- Eye injuries
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Lifting injuries
- Occupational diseases
Get the Compensation You Deserve, Today
Filing claims and dealing with third party lawsuits can be difficult to
handle while you are trying to heal from an injury or coping with the
loss of a loved one. Our attorneys at Pacific Workers’ Compensation
Law Center understand how overwhelming workers’ comp may seem, which
is why we are dedicated to fighting for your rights on your behalf. Trust
our experienced legal team to handle the paperwork and legal issues while
you concentrate on recuperating.
Contact Pacific Workers’ Compensation Law Center
for your free case review.