California Construction Accident Cases
- If you or a loved one has been injured in a Construction Accident anywhere in the State of California, we highly recommend that you stop reading right now, and call our law firm for a free telephone consultation at (800) 816-1529, Ext. 1. We are California Construction Accident injury lawyers. We will tell you over the telephone if we think that you have a case and whether we can help you.
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California Construction Accident Cases
Construction of all types is happening all around at all times. Working at a construction site, or simply actually being on one, can be very dangerous.
If you were injured in a construction accident or at a construction site, your rights vary depending upon whether or not you were actually a bystander or a worker at the site.
In California under most circumstances you have 2 years from the date of the accident to sue unless the defendant is a governmental entity. If the Defendant is a governmental entity you have 6 months from the date of the accident to file a claim. It is very important to consult with a law firm such as ours as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.
Some of the most frequent types of California Construction Accidents involve:
- Construction Accident Falls, Death, Back injury, Neck injury and Laceration
- Construction Injuries
- Burns, Electrical Injuries, Electrocution
- Traffic Control, automobile collisions at construction sites
- Scaffold Injuries, Brain injury, Head injury
- Crane Accidents
- Trench Accidents
If you are injured as a bystander, and the injury accident was not your fault, standard personal injury law applies and the particular person and / or entity at fault would responsible for paying for your injuries. Obviously they are not going to voluntarily give you money so you will want to call a premier California Personal Injury law firm such as ours as soon as possible.
If you were employed at the construction site, and you suffered a personal injury, your legal remedies could be through Workers Compensation, or a 3rd Party Personal Injury Case, depending upon who was at fault.
Many law firms would only sign you up for the 3rd party personal injury claim and possibly neglect telling you that you have an automatic remedy with Workers Compensation, especially if your employer was at fault.
Obliviously there is more money in a 3rd Party Personal Injury case, however the point is that you want to go after all available remedies if you were injured in a construction accident and you were employed at the construction site.
A large number of construction workers are injured or killed on the job each year. Most construction workers know that in the event they are injured on the job, they have the right to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.
The California Workers’ Compensation Act is the law that allows employees and workers to receive compensation for job related injuries against their employers. The act provides benefits for workers that are injured on the job or suffer an occupational disease arising out of the course and scope of employment, no matter who was at fault. Even if an employee is partially or completely at fault for their own injury, the employee can still be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
There are limitations on the employees’ legal rights. Except for very limited circumstances, employees cannot sue their own employers for an on-the-job injury, even if the employer had been at fault. Also, workers’ compensation frequently does not provide sufficient benefits to cover the damages suffered by the employee. For instance Workers Compensation does not compensate you for pain & suffering, or loss of enjoyment of life.
There are nevertheless, circumstances under which the worker can pursue both a workers’ compensation claim and a case for damages against a liable 3rd party other than the employer. This is called a third-party personal injury case.
California Construction Accident Lawyers
Anyone that has been injured on a construction site should as soon as possible get a free consultation from an experienced law firm such as ours. It is very important that you find a lawyer who is an expert at personal injury cases. Our law firm is experts at personal injury cases, and getting you the compensation are entitled to in construction accident cases.
You must act FAST in Construction Accident Cases
By their very character, construction sites continuously change as construction advances. Evidence vital to a third-party claim can quickly be changed or destroyed as construction on the site continues.
It is important that you retain a premier California personal Injury law firm such as ours as soon as possible so that we can forthwith start an investigation into the reasons for the accident and locate all liable third-party defendants. Skilled legal representation is particularly essential to obtain the best possible outcome in your California construction accident case.
Because of the complexity of these cases, and all personal injury cases, handling construction accidents demands knowledge, resources, and competence. At The Law Offices of Norman Gregory Fernandez in California, we will handle your construction accident case with competence, diligence and expertise.
We are a successful and well-established law firm whose founder has a perfect 10 rating from AVVO.
Sometimes it is not easy to ascertain who is responsible for a construction accident that causes an injury to an employee or worker. A construction project typically involves a variety of companies, people, and products.
Responsible parties could include property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers, who all have a certain degree of responsibility to ensure that you have a safe and secure working environment at the construction site.
Equipment manufacturers and suppliers to the construction site also have a duty to supply safe equipment and materials. These third parties may also be, or entirely liable for any negligence that leads to injuries to a worker at the construction site, so long as the employee that is injured is not their own employee.
A huge factor in why you would want to pursue a third-party claim against someone or an entity who is at fault and who is not your employer at the construction site is that a standard personal injury case can lead to substantially higher compensation for an injured employee, than an injured worker will get by using workers’ compensation alone.
Because of this it is critical that the injured worker hire a lawyer that has extensive experience handling personal injury cases. Our law firm handles construction accident cases all over the State of California.
In a third-party personal injury case, or lawsuit, the injured worker can recover damages such as lost wages, impairment of earning capacity, medical costs, future medical costs, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
Obviously before you can recover damages a settlement either a settlement must be reached with any and all responsible parties or you must prevail at trial.
Fortunately for injured workers, California allows the injured employee to pursue a third-party claim whether or not the employee or his employer was partially to blame.
It should be noted that if you pursue a Workers Compensation claim, the Workers Compensation Insurance Carrier will be entitled to be reimbursed from whatever 3rdparty personal injury settlement or judgment you get, the is called Subrogation.
You should not worry about this, after all, what you should be worried about is getting better, and getting maximum compensation for your construction accident injuries.
You may call us for a free consultation on your California Construction Accident Case 24 hours a day at 800-816-1529 x. 1.