Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury

If you have been injured on the job in Bakersfield, call workplace accident attorney Mickey Fine at (661) 333-3333 to learn about your rights and your options today

If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may have choices when it comes to actions taken for compensation. The best way to learn which option is right for your case is by consulting with an experienced workplace injury attorney who can investigate the details of your accident and help you fully understand your choices. Bakersfield construction accident attorney Mickey Fine has over two decades of experience helping injured workers get justice. He is here to take your case and fight for your rights, helping ensure you are provided every penny you are due.

To schedule your free consultation at our Manhattan Beach or Bakersfield, California location, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine online or by calling (661) 333-3333 today.

Workers’ Compensation

Worker’s compensation is a no-fault insurance held by most employers in the state of California. Farm workers, contract employees, and day laborers may not be covered by this type of insurance, though most employees are.

Under workers’ comp, you are entitled to compensation for medical expenses related to your injury as well as a portion of your lost wages and other considerations during your recovery period. Workers’ compensation does not cover noneconomic damages, but can be provided even if you are partially to blame for your accident.

Personal Injury

Personal injury lawsuits require a liable party. If someone else was responsible for your accident – even if that “someone else” is workplace conditions – you may be entitled to file suit and seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lifestyle adjustments
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional suffering

Personal injury lawsuits typically result in a larger settlement, but cannot be filed after workers’ comp has been accepted. For this and many other reasons, it is always best to discuss your case with an experienced workplace injury attorney before determining which course of action will be most beneficial.

If you are in need of a workplace injury attorney in Bakersfield, please call (661) 333-3333 to schedule a free consultation with Mickey Fine today.

Construction Accidents
by Mickey Fine Law
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