If you or a family member is injured while working at a construction site in a construction accident, you ordinarily would have a workers compensation claim against your own employer regardless of whether you or your employer caused your accident. Our workers comp system in California is not based on anyone’s fault – it’s a “fault free” system.
However, very often your construction accident may have been caused wholly, or partly, due to the fault or negligence of a “third party” (someone other than your employer), like the general contractor or another subcontractor working on the construction project. If so, you should get a construction accident lawyer.
If this is the case, then you have not only a workers comp case against your employer for medical and disability benefits, but equally, if not more important, you have a “companion” but separate third party claim against the negligent general contractor and/or subcontractors that caused your accident.
Unlike the workers comp system, however, there are no limitations on the money damages you may recover against the negligent third parties, including general damages for your injuries and pain and suffering, and recovery of past and future medical expenses and loss of earnings due to the accident.
If you are involved in a construction accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in that field as soon as possible so he can determine from the facts whether your accident was due to the negligence of the general contractor and/or one or more subcontractors working on that project.
In that way you may be able to significantly increase or maximize your recoverable damages over and beyond the limited workers comp benefits you’ll be entitled to receive from your employer and its workers compensation insurance carrier.
The law firm of Ryneal & Ryneal has specialized exclusively in these and other kinds of serious personal injury cases in the Inland Empire and throughout California for over the last 35 years. Their practice is solely limited to these kinds of cases so they are experts in this field.
Ryneal & Ryneal handles virtually every type of serious personal injury and wrongful death case, including automobile and motorcycle accidents, defective product cases, construction accidents, landowner liability cases like slip and fall, dog bite incidents, and other serious injury cases.
They have successfully handled literally thousands of personal injury and wrongful death cases over the last three decades, and have obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for their clients.
Ryneal & Ryneal has the background and legal expertise to successfully handle your case, and they have their own investigators, and a large array of experts to assist them in properly investigating, evaluating and developing your case so that you can be assured you’ll receive the maximum monetary recovery possible for your injuries and other damages.