Compensation After A Construction Site Accident
Residential and commercial construction sites are dangerous places. Whether your accident injury happened on a commercial or residential construction site, your injury has the potential to cause debilitating injuries and lifelong suffering. As an employee on a worksite, you may feel that your workers’ compensation will be enough to cover the costs of your accident, but this is not always the case.
Trying to get the compensation you need on your own without the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney can be difficult. Filing for workers’ compensation is no guarantee that the health care and money you receive for your injuries will cover your current and future expenses. In addition, California’s workers’ compensation laws do not allow for pain and suffering damages. Only through skilled negotiation or litigation from a knowledgeable lawyer can you be sure that you are doing everything you can to maximize your compensation.
Can You Count On Workers’ Compensation?
Recent updates to California’s labor laws have redefined employee and independent contractor classifications or worker statuses. These updates could affect your workers’ compensation eligibility. If you are an employee who is now classified as independent contractor, you could be ineligible for workers’ compensation for your injuries. But what happens when you believe your employer mistakenly classified you as an independent contractor? Or what happens when you qualify for workers’ compensation, but the amount is insufficient to meet your expenses?
Some injuries allow a victim to pursue compensation from multiple negligent third parties, other than your employer. If a third-party, such as a subcontractor, caused your injury, you may have a right to file a claim against them. Call Abogado Maximo in Los Angeles for a free consultation.
We can help review your unique situation to discover all negligent parties that may have contributed to your injuries. We will work alongside you every step of the way to get the maximum compensation. Whether you need us to help you ensure you are getting a fair and full settlement from workers’ compensation, or you need us to hold the liable third-party accountable for the consequences of their actions, you can count on our experience and dedication to be there for you.
Do Not Try To Negotiate Alone
Trying to maximize your settlement on your own can result in you accepting an offer that is far less than you deserve or not receiving anything at all. Do not take chances with your future well-being. Contact us for the legal guidance you can trust.