Caltrans Is Paying Millions in Injured Worker Case
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Caltrans Is Paying Millions in Injured Worker Case

Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Construction Accident

November 20 2019

If you are a construction worker, then you know there are risks when you go to work each day. However, this does not mean you have no recourse in the event of an injury. When you need a San Diego construction accident lawyer, you can count on the Simpson Law Group to be by your side. We have the experience you need to get to the bottom of what happened. Our qualified team will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need. Today, we want to talk about a recent multi-million dollar settlement one construction worker received for his injuries.

Construction injuries happen in a variety of ways

Anyone who works in construction knows that there are risks. However, what many people do not realize is that many of the injuries that construction workers sustain happen due to other negligent parties or contractors, not necessarily due to their employer.

We have learned that Caltrans will pay $37 million to settle a lawsuit that paralyzed a construction worker eight years ago. The California Department of Transportation settled with Kyle Anderson, the many paralyzed. He was 20 years old at the time of the incident.

“This preventable incident irreparably changed the lives of Kyle and his parents, Matt and Robin Anderson,” said his attorney. “This settlement will help ensure that Kyle will receive the 24/7 medical care he requires.”

Kyle was working for All Phase Excavating on a Caltrans wiring project. While he was crouched in a trench, a driver crossed onto the road shoulder and hit him. Caltrans approved a lane closure for the site that night, but a resident engineer denied the request and even ordered a backhoe near the site to be removed to keep the lane open. Instead, a traffic light was put up in its place, but the light was positioned so that it shined into the eyes of oncoming drivers.

Anderson is completely paralyzed. He has also been diagnosed with “locked in” syndrome, a condition in which a person is conscious and aware of their surroundings but unable to communicate.

What happens with your case now?

If you or a loved one has sustained a serious work injury, do not assume that workers’ compensation insurance will cover all of your expenses. You may be eligible for more than you think, which is why you need to seek legal assistance immediately. As the story above demonstrates, these cases can become complex and take years to settle or win. At the Simpson Law Group, we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve, including:

If you need a San Diego construction accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-236-9696 for a free consultation.

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