Proving Your Right to Damages for Accidents at Work
With more than 30 years of experience focused on personal injury lawsuits and workers' compensation claims, Vincent Scotto advises injured employees about the full range of their rights after an industrial accident — not just the most obvious ones. To make sure that all potential sources of compensation are considered in your case, contact the Law Offices of Vincent J. Scotto, III, for a free consultation in San Mateo or Martinez.
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You get hurt at work. You file a workers' compensation claim. You collect your benefits, that's it. Right? Wrong. Especially in the industrial workplace, there is a good chance that the negligence of someone unrelated to your employer played at least a part in causing your accident.
A negligence claim against a third party can make a huge difference to your eventual financial recovery. While your California workers' compensation claim is limited to your medical expenses and a percentage of your lost income, a successful negligence claim will give you the right to personal injury damages that cover a much wider range of losses, including pain and suffering.
In any industrial accident setting, we will investigate the case to find evidence of a third party's negligence while your workers' compensation claim is pending or even paying benefits. If defective industrial machinery was responsible for the accident, we will consider a lawsuit against the manufacturer. If a supplier's driver hit you or your forklift at a loading dock, we can seek damages against the driver's employer.
Our ability to pursue both workers' compensation benefits and personal injury damages related to the same job-related accident can help workers in all Bay Area industries, including transportation, manufacturing, chemical processing, oil and gas, construction, or health care. With offices in San Mateo and Contra Costa counties, our attorneys provide convenient client service for practically anyone in the Bay Area.
Comprehensive Client Service on Industrial Accident Claims
Whether your injury was caused by a falling object or chronic exposure to toxic chemicals, we can advise you about your rights and legal options. Then we can pursue your claims with the confidence and skill that reflects 30 years of experience with workplace injury claims. For a free consultation, contact the Law Offices of Vincent J. Scotto, III, in San Mateo or Martinez.