Newport Beach Construction Accident Lawyer
When you get hurt on the job, sometimes workers compensation doesn’t fully cover everything you experience. To explore your options for further restitution, contact a Newport Beach construction accident lawyer.
The construction industry is by far one of the most dangerous to work in. These accidents often inflict incredibly serious injuries and are frequently fatal. If you’re a worker who’s been hurt on the job, you’ve probably been offered workers compensation, but your damages might very well go beyond what that will cover.
A personal injury lawsuit can allow you to seek a more comprehensive settlement, but not all construction accidents meet the necessary criteria to qualify for more than what workers compensation will provide. A Newport Beach construction accident lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP can help you determine if you have grounds for a case and what it could be worth.
Establishing Negligence in a Jobsite Accident
As a worker, you are covered under workers compensation laws that will prevent you from suing your employer unless specific factors are present. In order to file a personal injury claim against your employer, one of these two conditions must be met:
- Your employer doesn’t have an active workers compensation insurance policy
- Malice was involved and you were intentionally put into harm’s way
However, you are not barred from filing a lawsuit against third parties. If, for example, a manufacturer produced defective safety equipment or a toxic substance that led to your injury, you could sue them. Likewise, if someone else was on the jobsite and his or her recklessness caused your accident, you have the option to seek full compensation.
Accident victims who were not employed by the company are not bound by workers compensation laws and can sue anyone whose negligence led to their accident.
In both circumstances, an investigation must be completed and evidence gathered in order to identify the negligent party and build a strong case for why you deserve a settlement. Your Newport Beach construction accident lawyer can handle these tasks on your behalf, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Valuing Your Construction Injury Claim
Speak with a Newport Beach construction accident lawyer to discover what your injury claim could be worth. When calculating its value, we will look at numerous factors beyond just your basic medical bills:
- Cost of rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Wage losses—whether temporary or permanent
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical expenses
- Damage done to your personal relationships
- Lost enjoyment of life
Getting a Fair Settlement
After a construction accident, your attorney is the only one on your side. Your supervisor, your employer, the insurance company, and any opposing attorneys will not have your best interests in mind. Their goal is to minimize their own losses by paying you the least amount possible. To this end, they may use anything you say or do against you.
Retaining an attorney is the best way to protect yourself and preserve your legal rights. Once on the job, we can negotiate on your behalf to prevent them from taking advantage of you.
Call a Newport Beach Construction Injury Attorney
After a construction site injury, you need to know if you can get better compensation than the minimal amount provided by work comp. To discuss your case with a Newport Beach construction accident lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP, schedule a free consultation by either calling 1-844-404-2400 or submitting the form on this page.