Construction Site Accident Attorneys in Walnut Creek, California
Causes of Construction Accidents
Construction is one of the most hazardous occupations in the country and, consequently, thousands of construction workers' suffer personal injury every year. Construction companies are often very reluctant to provide full compensation for such injuries, especially if it means their insurance rates will rise. However, it is within every employee's rights to be compensated for an injury that they received on the job.
Accidents that occur on construction sites can cause serious injury. Because of the heavy machinery, electrical wiring, and heavy objects being transported over the workers' heads, catastrophic injuries are very possible. If a beam should fall and strike a worker in the head, it could result in traumatic brain injury. An employee might slip and fall and suffer a spinal cord injury, such as a broken neck, that causes temporary or permanent paralysis.
Perhaps some exposed wiring electrocutes a worker, resulting in severe burns. All of these injuries can affect the employee's ability to function, work, and enjoy life. Such suffering should be compensated by the company or person who was responsible for causing the worker's accident.
Crossover Cases in Construction Accidents
Many construction accidents are not only the fault of the construction company, but a third party, as well. In these situations, the injured worker may be uncertain whether he or she should pursue a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury claim. Sometimes the best choice is both! Crossover cases involving a liable employer and a liable third party-are not as common, but with assistance from a skilled attorney, the injured employee could obtain more compensation than if they chose one option over the other. Call Brand Peters PC today for a lawyer who could help you determine which option is best for you.
Consult with a Walnut Creek Construction Site Accident Lawyer Today
Our attorneys share six decades of experience handling personal injury, workers' compensation, and crossover cases. Very few lawyers have such extensive experience, especially in crossover cases, so call today for a consultation.
Your construction injury could permanently damage your career and your life unless you fight for the compensation you deserve. To determine which legal option is best for your construction injury, contact a Walnut Creek construction site accident attorney from Brand Peters PC today.