Because construction sites are bustling with activity and loaded with large machinery, they are noted for having accidents that involve serious injuries. Thousands of construction workers are injured or killed on the job each year.
Regardless of who is at fault in an accident, construction workers who are injured on the job may seek workers’ compensation under the California Workers’ Compensation Act. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation often does not provide enough benefits to cover the medical costs and lost wages that result from a serious construction site injury.
Employees are generally prohibited from suing their employer for an on-the-job injury. However, there are exceptions that allow an injured worker to pursue both a workers’ compensation claim and a case for damages against a liable party.
If you are injured while working at a construction site, you can file a personal injury lawsuit if your injuries were caused by a third party’s negligent or careless actions. A third party is someone other than your employer whose negligence directly caused your injury. Third parties include subcontractors, architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers.
A successful personal injury lawsuit may result in additional compensation for your lost wages, impairment of earning capacity, medical costs, future medical costs, pain and suffering and loss of consortium.
The experienced California construction site accident attorneys at DeWitt Algorri & Algorri in Pasadena will coordinate with your workers’ compensation lawyer to maximize your recovery in both areas.California law outlines strict requirements for construction site injuries, so your attorney must be knowledgeable of the restrictions the laws impose. The attorneys at DeWitt Algorri & Algorri are experienced in litigating construction site injuries, as well as premises liability injuries sustained while on a construction site.
Our firm has obtained numerous multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for clients, including recovering damages for victims of construction site accidents. We can review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take during a free consultation.
We take all cases on contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorney fees unless we obtain a recovery for you. Call (626) 568-4000 or email us to schedule an appointment.