Orange County Crane Accident Lawyer
It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which a crane accident doesn’t lead to serious injuries. For help recovering compensation after your crane accident, get in touch with an Orange County crane injury lawyer.
Accidents involving cranes and other hoisting equipment are more common than the construction industry would like to admit. With over 300,000 cranes in operation across the country every day, it’s no wonder the fatality and critical injury rate is so high.
Because you were injured while working, workers compensation benefits should cover a portion of your lost wages and the total extent of your medical bills. But in no way will workers comp benefits provide coverage for the complete impact these injuries have had on your life.
If you believe the recklessness or negligence of another played a role in your accident, speak with a qualified Orange County crane accident lawyer at Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP. We will always prioritize your needs.
When Workers Comp Doesn’t Cover Your Costs
Under California law, every employer is required to carry workers comp insurance to protect employees in the event of a work-related illness or injury. These benefits should cover your medical expenses in full and provide you with a portion (up to 80 percent) of your lost income while you are in recovery.
Unfortunately, workers comp isn’t designed to fully compensate you for your losses. But under the right circumstances, a personal injury claim can provide you with comprehensive compensation for the totality of your suffering. Work comp benefits will be paid to you regardless of whose fault your Orange County crane accident was, which is not the case with a personal injury claim.
We can file a personal injury claim for your crane accident injuries only under specific circumstances. For the claim we file to be successful, we will also have to prove that the at-fault party’s negligence directly resulted in your injuries.
Damages Your Claim Can Recover
When we seek personal injury compensation from the liable party, we are hoping to obtain compensation that will cover the areas that aren’t covered under your workers comp insurance.
Depending on how long your Orange County crane accident will leave you unable to work, we will sue for any income you will lose while you recover. If you are disabled, we will sue for future lost income. On top of that, we’ll work to make sure your medical bills are completely covered.
In addition, we will be able to seek non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. We can potentially seek punitive damages if the behavior of the defendant was particularly malicious or egregious. This could significantly increase the amount you’re entitled to.
The hope is that we are able to obtain a full award for your suffering so you aren’t burdened by financial strain you would never have had if it weren’t for the carelessness of someone else.
Reach Out to an Orange County Crane Accident Attorney
The construction industry may be one of the most dangerous fields to work in, but that means everyone on the job site should use extreme caution to ensure the safety of others.
When your job has failed to provide you with a safe environment and you have endured a severe injury as a result, contact an Orange County crane accident lawyer at Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP. We will advocate for your rights. You can schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today by filling out the contact form below or giving us a call at 1-844-404-2400.