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Concord Construction Accident Attorneys

Representing Construction Workers in Our Community

Construction work might be inherently more dangerous than many other workplaces, but that doesn’t mean that accidents should be seen as “inevitable.” Furthermore, if an accident does happen, then the injured worker shouldn’t have a more difficult time getting workers’ compensation just because they work in construction. At Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers in Concord, we are dedicated to making certain that injured construction workers in our community have fair access to the benefits they deserve. With more than 130 years of collective legal experience, we’re the team that you know you can trust with your case when the going gets tough.

For more information about our services, call (888) 740-6434 or fill out an online contact form.

Serious Injuries on Construction Sites

You probably know that your work on a construction site can put you near jobsite hazards that you won’t find in most other industries. But did you know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has routinely concluded that construction work is one of the most dangerous industries in the entire country, year after year? Even when safety is a top priority, problems can happen in an instant, and careful workers can be injured.

In construction accident claims, some of the most common injuries are:

  • Falls from heights
  • Hit by falling objects
  • Crushed by equipment
  • Electrocution injuries
  • Burns
  • Back injuries


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Liability Should Not Matter When Filing

Workers’ compensation is a system that does not need to assign or determine fault for the claimant to receive their benefits. This no-fault approach to compensation and benefits allows construction workers to file claims even when their own mistakes caused their injuries. For example, you might have been rushing up a flight of stairs with your arms full of tools when you slipped and fell because you couldn’t catch yourself. Even though you might have known what you were doing was unsafe, you should still be able to file a claim because you were not intentionally trying to get hurt and you did not egregiously violate a safety protocol.

Your employer or their insurance provider might argue otherwise, though. Construction accident claims can be denied for various reasons, including intentional wrongdoing. If liability for your accident is being brought into question, then you should not hesitate to get our Concord construction accident attorneys involved with your case.

Do Independent Contractors Get Workers’ Comp?

California is one of a few states that require all people who work in the construction industry to be covered with workers’ compensation policies. Even if you are employed as an independent contractor and the construction company only has you as a worker, then you should be eligible for workers’ compensation if you get hurt at work. If your employer is trying to tell you that you don’t get workers’ comp because you work in construction, then that is a serious issue that should be brought to our law firm’s attention at once.

Give Yourself the Chance to Recover in Comfort

A construction accident can leave you reeling and feeling out of luck. To avoid adding more stress onto your shoulders by fighting with an insurance company, leave your case up to the professionals of the Pacific Workers’ Compensation Law Center. Since opening our doors in 1994, we’ve become a legal staple in the greater Bay Area for injured workers who need someone to stand up for them. Let us do the same for you today.Dial (888) 740-6434 now. Initial consultations are free.

Workers' Comp FAQ

  • Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

    In California, all employees are eligible for workers’ compensation with very few exceptions. If you are classified as an “employee” (rather than an “independent contractor”), you are eligible to receive benefits. This is true regardless of how many employees your employer has, how many hours you work, how much you make, whether you work part-time or full-time, or whether you are a seasonal worker. Additionally, undocumented workers are also eligible for workers’ compensation granted they meet all other eligibility requirements. In contrast, independent contractors and certain other workers, including some volunteers, household workers who are employed by a family member, and others, are not able to file for workers’ compensation benefits.

  • Can't I Just File for Workers' Compensation on My Own?

    Filing for workers' compensation on your own increases the chances that your claim will be denied. One small misstep can prevent you from obtaining the compensation you need for your injuries. In addition, the process is usually complex and tedious, especially for someone with no workers' compensation law experience. It is extremely advantageous that you seek reliable and experienced legal guidance for your claim.

  • What Can I Expect from the Workers' Compensation Process?

    As soon as you reach out to us for help, we will assign you a full-time case manager and attorney. An application will be filed with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) on your behalf. We will get started on your case immediately to help you receive the medical care you need. If we are unable to receive a fair settlement from the insurance company, we are ready and willing to take your case to trial. After a few months, you will most likely give a deposition. One of our highly experienced attorneys will prepare you and stand at your side the entire time. You don't even have to attend court hearings! One of our trained hearing officers or attorneys can attend on your behalf.

  • Can My Employer Tell Me to Use Sick Time or Vacation/Personal Time off (PTO) If I’m Injured at Work?

    Following a work-related injury, you may not receive workers’ compensation benefits right away or your workers’ compensation claim may be denied. You may receive a note from your doctor that you may take time off work due to your injuries, but how will you be paid if you are not actively seeking workers’ compensation benefits? Your employer may tell you to use your state-mandated/employer-provided sick time in order to continue being paid while you are out of work. Once this sick time is exhausted, your employer may tell you that the only way you can continue to be paid is if you use your vacation or PTO time. In some cases, this may actually be the only way to continue receiving wages while you are out of work and not receiving workers’ compensation benefits. For more information, check out our video with Attorney Bilal Kassem on this topic by visiting our Facebook page!

  • Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I Was Fired?

    If you were terminated while already receiving workers’ compensation benefits, this does not necessarily affect your right to receive benefits. However, if you were terminated “for cause” (for example, if you were fired because you were caught stealing from your employer), you will not be able to continue collecting benefits. If you were not fired for cause, but were laid off due to your position being terminated or various other reasons, you may still be able to continue collecting your workers’ compensation benefits. If you believe you were terminated because you filed for workers’ compensation or because you were hurt at work, you may have grounds for a retaliation claim. Learn more, including whether you can continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits if you were laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, see our video with Attorney Bilal Kassem on our Facebook page.

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