Workers' Comp Lawyer
We have years of experience representing injured construction workers
Construction is a physically demanding and potentially dangerous field. Accidents on construction sites frequently result in serious injury. If you have been injured on the job you need to hire an experienced construction accident attorney. You need the Law Offices of Bo Katzakian. We will help you pursue benefits for your medical bills and lost wages. We have offices located in Stockton and Sacramento and we will work hard to ensure that you are properly compensated for your construction site accident.
We fight for construction workers who have been victims of workplace injuries. This includes one-time accidents as well as workplace exposure to chemical hazards and overexertion/repetitive strain. Our worker’s comp lawyers have over a decade of experience in workers’ compensation law. We focus exclusively on fighting for those who have been injured at work. Whatever the details of your construction accident injury are, we will help you get the benefits you deserve.
What are the hazards of construction work?
Construction is a perilous field that leaves workers vulnerable to a variety of injuries. This includes injuries from accidents such as: broken bones, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Construction workers may be susceptible to occupational diseases, due to exposure to chemicals and potentially hazardous substances.
Construction accidents may be caused by:
- Falls from scaffolding
- Scaffold collapse
- Trench collapse
- Falling debris or equipment
- Crane accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Electrical fires
- Toxic chemical exposure
Construction is also one of the fields where employees are most likely to suffer from back injuries over the course of their career. With so much heavy lifting and physical labor, many construction workers need medical treatment or even surgery for back related injuries.
It’s a common misconception that workers’ compensation only covers one-time accidents. However, repetitive motion injuries and injuries that develop over time as a result of job duties are also eligible for benefits. Our experienced workers’ comp lawyers will examine your case and we will fight for your benefits whether you were injured in an accident or by repetitive exposure on the job.
Personal Injury VS. Workman's Comp
If you have suffered an injury or illness due to your job, you may be wondering what the difference is between personal injury lawsuits and workers’ compensation benefits. One of the major differences is that in California, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Our workers’ compensation lawyers will not need to prove that your employer or anyone else caused your injury, only that the injury was work-related.
This can be a great benefit to you as a construction worker seeking compensation for injury. For example, a back injury that developed over time is not necessarily the fault of your employer. It can be an unfortunate consequence of the physical nature of construction work. However, under workers’ compensation law, you are still eligible for benefits for these types of injuries. </
Workers’ compensation, unlike some personal injury lawsuits, does not include pain and suffering benefits. However, it is a system specifically designed for workers. Our workers’ comp lawyers can help you determine what benefits you need to recover from your injury. This can include medical expense coverage or even supplemental benefits if your injury leaves you unable to continue working in construction.
What Benefits can you get for Construction Accidents
After a construction site injury, you should focus on your recovery and your health. However, the reality is that most construction workers who face an injury on the job will also worry about their financial situation. It’s important you are still able to provide for your family after a construction injury. Our workers’ comp lawyers will help you receive all the benefits you deserve. These include:
- Temporary Disability Benefits. If you have to miss work to recover from a work-related injury or illness, temporary disability benefits help you make up for your lost wages. Generally, you receive two-thirds of your average pay for the time you miss.
- Permanent Disability Benefits. Unfortunately, some construction workers are injured on the job to the point where they can no longer work. Permanent disability benefits help you continue to support yourself if you cannot return to work.
- Death Benefits. Construction is one of the most dangerous fields for employment. Sadly, construction workers can lose their lives due to workplace accidents. In these cases, our workers’ comp lawyers can help family members obtain death benefits.
- Medical Expenses. Workers’ compensation should cover all the expenses related to treatment for your workplace injury. This includes surgeries, consultations, and hospital stays. It is likely you will need to see a specific doctor to receive these benefits.
You need an aggressive construction accident lawyer for your claim
If you were injured on a construction site, you may be dealing with expensive medical bills, loss of income, and either a temporary or permanent disability. When an accident or injury occurs, always report it to your employer immediately and seek medical attention, even if you feel the injury is not severe. Often, workers may think the injury is not too bad or will heal quickly. However, failing to follow the proper procedures for reporting an accident and filing a claim could prevent you from receiving benefits.
Our Stockton construction accident attorneys will explain your rights and provide the information you need to make the best decision for your case. We focus on helping injured workers navigate the system and ensure that you meet all applicable rules and requirements, so you preserve your right to workers compensation benefits for your medical bills, lost wages, and disability, whether it is temporary or permanent. You will not be charged legal fees until we get you compensated for your work injury.
Call us today and tell our workers’ comp lawyers how we can start fighting for you! We offer a free consult to get you on the road to receiving the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.