If employers on a construction site are negligent regarding proper safety measures, it can result in severe and sometimes permanent injuries sustained by construction workers. The usual situation involving employers and construction sites is that the costs to handle the injuries will be covered by workers' compensation. While workers' compensation was established to protect employee's medical condition by providing them with immediate medical compensation, the problem with workers' compensation is that it often does not provide enough to pay for all damages incurred. If your employer subscribes to workers' compensation you must relinquish your right to sue them in exchange for worker's compensation. While it may seem that due to this the odds of receiving proper compensation are slim to none, if you work with a seasoned Riverside construction accident attorney from The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, you may have other options available.
In the case of a construction site injury, depending on the factors involved, you may be able to receive maximum compensation from a third party contractor who is also held responsible for safety conditions on the site. If the third party contractor is negligible in upholding safety standards, and this can be proven, you will be able to receive proper compensation for your injuries. Serious construction site injuries have also been caused by defective equipment, in which case the manufacturer will likely obligated to pay compensation to the injured party when the case is filed.
You may also be able to recover damages for pain and suffering, loss of wages, medical care, future medical care, and loss of consortium where applicable. In such a case as a claim against a third party contractor, the legal issues may become complex and evidences harder to provide without seasoned lawyers. At our law firm, we strongly represent construction accident victims. It is crucial to have our team fighting on your side. Don't accept any less in legal care.
Contact a Riverside construction accident lawyer today for experienced legal help for your case.