LANCASTER CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY PROTECTING PALMDALE, SANTA CLARITA, AND ANTELOPE VALLEY VICTIMS
In any industrial society, construction accidents are an unfortunate reality, and when these accidents occur, serious personal injury and wrongful death are likely to follow. Construction accident victims require powerful representation if they are to receive the compensation they deserve. A Lancaster construction accident and workers’ compensation attorney at our firm serving Palmdale and Santa Clarita provides just such representation. At the PARRIS Law Firm, our experienced attorneys represent individuals and families residing throughout Los Angeles County and California. We help victims understand the law as it applies to their circumstances, and we aggressively pursue proper action on their behalf.
- A Lancaster Construction Accident
- Attorney Can Help
- Workers’ Compensation
- Construction Accident Causes
- Construction Accident Compensation
The simplest, most basic function of workers’ compensation is to provide an employee, as well as his or her employer, with a certain level of protection should the employee be injured on the job. Workers’ compensation laws establish a fixed monetary amount to be paid in the event of injury. A workers’ compensation claim removes liability for the injury from the employer as well as the employee. In California, and in many other states, a workers’ compensation claim functions as an alternative to legal action and protects the employer from potential civil litigation, while ensuring that the injured employee will be awarded fair compensation for his or her injury.
Unfortunately, the “bottom-line” often prevents large (and even small) companies and corporations from recognizing the importance of providing fair compensation for their workers who are injured on the job. As much as workers’ compensation laws are in place to protect the employee, they also protect the employer by establishing fixed limits on benefit amounts disbursed in workers’ compensation claims. A Lancaster construction accident and workers’ compensation attorney at our firm can assist you in obtaining compensation that is suitable to and representative of you or your loved one’s injuries. Where workers’ compensation falls short, often a third party personal injury lawsuit can be levied against negligent parties that are associated with the employer.
A LANCASTER CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT ATTORNEY CAN HELP
Construction workers play a vital role in the growth of our society, and they labor in potentially dangerous conditions. Because a construction site can be a very dangerous place, serious accidents are, unfortunately, a frequent occurrence in the industry. The Lancaster construction accident attorney with our firm serving Palmdale and Santa Clarita who handles your claim will understand that compensation provided by the state and federal governments may not always adequately reflect the pain and suffering endured.
CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT CAUSES
A construction accident can cause injury in many ways. An attorney with our Antelope Valley firm serving all of Los Angeles and neighboring counties can pursue compensation for injuries resulting from:
- Machinery defects (faulty scaffolding, cranes, ladders, heavy machinery).
- Electrical injuries (faulty power lines)
- Structure collapse
- Builder negligence
- Non-compliance with OSHA safety
The most serious construction accidents can also involve devastating fires and explosions that cause serious burn injuries, amputations, and other catastrophic injuries, including brain and spinal cord trauma.
CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT COMPENSATION
The injured party in a construction accident typically has two forms of recourse for receiving compensation. Initially, any settlement from a workers’ compensation claim is paid by the insurance company that protects the employer. However, many injuries can result from defective products used onsite or negligence on the part of subcontractors hired to work on a project. In these cases, the product manufacturer and the subcontractor both have additional liability for the accident. A Lancaster construction accident and workers’ compensation attorney with our firm serving Palmdale and Santa Clarita can file a third party lawsuit against the responsible parties and pursue compensation for those damages in excess of what is covered by fixed workers’ compensation benefits.