Advising People Injured in Construction Accidents
Few people seriously hurt on construction sites consider the benefits available under the California workers' compensation system to be especially generous. In fact, for people facing an extended period of disability due to a severe brain injury or neck trauma, workers' compensation will fall considerably short of what is necessary to meet sharply increased living expenses and rehabilitative needs.
Injured at a Construction Site? Call 650-375-2301 or 925-375-2301
At the Law Offices of Vincent J. Scotto, III, our lawyers work toward maximizing financial recovery for injured construction workers. In most cases, this will require a personal injury lawsuit against a defendant unrelated to your employer. In construction accident cases, more than other workplace accidents, there is a fairly high likelihood that the party responsible for your injuries is someone you do not work for. Contact us in San Mateo or Martinez for a free consultation to discuss the full scope of your right to compensation.
While workers' compensation will cover most of your lost income and current medical expenses, it will not cover your continuing needs after you are cleared to return to work. It also will not cover your losses for pain and suffering. The value of a successful personal injury action is usually worth many times the total value of a workers' compensation claim. In many cases, we can pursue an action for personal injury damages at the same time your workers' comp benefits are being paid.
Our attorneys advise and represent clients in litigation related to construction accidents such as the following:
- Scaffolding accidents and falls from heights
- Excavation accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents at construction sites and in construction zones
- Electrocution or explosion accidents
- Accidents caused by defective machines or equipment
- Crane accidents
- Fatal construction injuries
We draw on a 30-year tradition of client service in work-related accident litigation. This experience enables us to cut straight to the most effective strategies for recovering the financial support that injured workers and their families need.
For a free consultation about your injury claims in San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo County or Contra Costa County, contact the Law Offices of Vincent J. Scotto, III, at either of our two Bay Area locations.