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’ Compensation Law Center 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.
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
- Back injuries
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.