If you have been injured on a construction site, you may have a few options when it comes to seeking compensation. One option is workers’ compensation, a no fault insurance carried by nearly all employers in the state of California. With workers’ compensation, you can be provided with a portion of your wages and payment for all medical expenses until you are able to return to work – even if you are responsible for your accident. However, many construction workers are not covered by workers’ compensation, which can complicate things when it comes to jobsite injuries.
If you are not covered by workers’ comp, you may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. With this type of legal action a third party must be responsible for your injuries, enabling you to seek compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and personal pain and suffering. Because you can seek additional compensation with this type of lawsuit, it may be in your best interest to pursue action even if you are eligible for workers’ comp. This is, of course, entirely dependent on the circumstances surrounding your construction injury and can be discussed in detail during your free initial consultation at our Bakersfield office.
If you have been injured while working on a construction site in California, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine online or by calling (661) 333-3333 to schedule your free consultation today. Attorney Fine serves construction accident victims throughout the Golden State.