Whether you are a worker or a pedestrian, construction sites are filled with many hazards. If you or someone you love were injured in a construction accident, you may have the right to seek compensation for your damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
At Drake Law Firm, our award-winning Stockton attorneys represent victims in civil lawsuits involving all types of construction accidents. From falls and falling objects to slips, trips, and falls, we can explore your options for compensation after being hurt on a construction site and explain how we can help.
Discuss your potential injury claim with a construction accident attorney from our Stockton office. Consultations are FREE and confidential.
Statistics from OSHA show construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. Annually, the construction industry accounts for over 20% of all worker fatalities in the private sector. That means 1 in 5 of all private industry workers injured on the job in the U.S. are in construction.
The numbers show construction sites are home to many potential hazards, including:
Drake Law Firm leverages more than 100 years of collective experience to advocate for construction accident victims across California. Cases we handle include:
If a person is injured on the job in California, their exclusive legal remedy is workers’ compensation. This means workers must go through their employer’s workers’ comp insurance to obtain needed medical care, rehabilitation, supplemental wages, and other benefits.
There are exceptions to the exclusive remedy rule. In some cases, injured construction workers may have grounds to file a civil personal injury claim after being hurt in a construction accident.
Drake Law Firm represents injured parties in civil personal injury lawsuits arising from construction accidents.
Because personal injury suits can provide more compensation, it is important for injured workers to evaluate their options for pursuing a civil claim outside of workers’ comp.
Generally, you may have a claim if a third party – meaning a person or an entity that is NOT your employer – is at fault for causing your injuries. This could be:
During a consultation, our attorneys can review what happened in your case and explore the possibility for bringing a civil claim against third parties. Call our Stockton construction accident attorneys to request a free case evaluation.
Contact Drake Law Firm so I can answer any questions you may have and let you know what I can do to help. If you’re unable to visit our firm, we can come to your home or hospital room.