The construction industry suffers a disproportionate number of accident injuries compared to other workers. Regardless of the industry, people injured on the job are generally restricted to workers' compensation benefits and cannot sue their employer. This allows the injured person to obtain benefits promptly without the time and trouble of a lawsuit. The employer also benefits by avoiding litigation after a construction site injury.
Exception - if you were injured due to the negligence of someone other than your employer or a co-worker, you do have the right to file a third party liability personal injury lawsuit against them. Examples: third parties include a different subcontractor on the same job, a delivery truck, the manufacturer of a defective tool or product.
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A third party construction accident claim is in addition to your workers' comp claim and is generally a larger source of compensation. It is essentially like any personal injury claim:
- the person owed you a duty to be careful
- they failed
- you were injured
- the injury was due to the failure
Rose, Klein & Marias, LLC is a personal injury and workers' compensation law firm with ten convenient offices in Southern California. Serving injured people has been our business since 1936. Our construction accident lawyers have a long list of successes and clients happy with the personal service we provide and our dedication to obtaining the maximum compensation possible for them.
We offer a confidential, no-cost, no-obligation consultation and you will not pay lawyers fees unless we obtain compensation for you.