Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Construction Accident
A California man was recently killed in a construction accident while working on a light rail tunnel in San Francisco. He was hit by a steel beam and the project has been halted while authorities figure out what went wrong.
When you work in any construction industry, you know there are risks. That’s why you work hard to follow all proper procedures, keeping true to your training. The last thing you need is to get hurt while you are working. Unfortunately, sometimes construction accidents happen that are out of your control.
If you are injured while working at your construction job, you may have many questions that are hard to answer. If you need a construction accident attorney in San Diego, you can count on the attorneys at the Simpson Law Group to be by your side.
Construction accidents can be scary. They happen so fast and can leave you with devastating injuries that require extended hospital stays and possibly even rehabilitation. In the aftermath of an accident like this, you will have questions.
How will I afford these medical bills?
How much work will I miss?
Are my injuries permanent?
How will I support my family?
All of these questions and many more will go through your mind after a workplace accident. If you work in construction, then you are accustomed to working in potentially dangerous areas. Even with all the proper training and safety equipment, someone else’s negligence can still get your hurt.
For workplace accidents, workers’ compensation will usually cover medical expenses related to the injury and income lost while you miss work. If someone else’s mistake caused your injury, you may be able to file a lawsuit against a third party. If a construction site manager did not properly warn you of the hazards you would be facing, or did not provide the proper equipment for the job, and you get hurt, you may be eligible for more compensation.
If you bring a personal injury lawsuit against individuals or a company responsible for your injury, you could recover compensation for medical costs (hospital bills, physical therapy, long-term care), lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. You could also recover money for what is called “lost earning capacity” or loss of future income. If your injury causes a long-term or permanent disability, the court will look at how this is going to impact your ability to work in the future. If, due to your injury, you are not able to perform at the same level, you could be awarded money. You can even pursue punitive damages against the third party if their actions were extremely reckless or even intentional.
At the Simpson Law Group, we don’t think that someone else’s negligence should prevent you from being able to support yourself and your family. If you need a San Diego construction accident attorney, you can count on our experience and knowledge. Our attorneys will sit with you and patiently go over every step of the process. We want to handle the hard stuff so you can focus on healing and get your life back. For a free consultation of your case, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-236-9696.
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