California Construction Accident Lawyers
A construction worker injured on the job needs a civil suit by a knowledgeable civil trial attorney to provide adequate compensation. The meager workers’ compensation system provides too little too late to make you whole again. A civil case coordinated with the workers’ compensation award will provide fair justice to you and your family.
If you have been injured in a construction accident or incurred any catastrophic injury the civil personal injury team at CCAA, CCAA Attorneys, will provide free advice and assistance for you. They are personal injury attorneys with more than 62 years of combined experience, specializing in construction site injury and wrongful death cases that also involved workers’ compensation claims.
Some of the most common types of California Construction Accidents involve:
- Construction Accident Falls, Death, Back injury, Neck injury and Laceration
- Construction Injuries
- Burns, Electrical Injuries, Electrocution
- Traffic Control, automobile collisions at construction sites
- Scaffold Injuries, Brain injury, Head injury
- Crane Accidents
- Trench Accidents
- Construction Equipment Accidents, Amputation, Crushing
- Impalement, Iron Workers & Welding Accidents
- Superintendent Negligence
- General Contractors’ Delay, Neglect and Unsafe Acts
- Wrongful Death Construction Accidents
Only a civil lawsuit plus your reduced workers’ comp benefits will pay for all of your injuries, medical bills and lost pay.
Politicians have slashed injured workers’ benefits recently. Your benefits have been cut in half. A companion civil case against a third party that caused your injuries adds a fair, full and reasonable award.
Workers’ comp payment to replace a worker’s earnings, temporary disability, is strictly limited to 2/3′s of your salary and restricted in time so that you will go without, work hurt, or bankrupt. Lost pay in a civil suit is reasonable and not limited.
Medical benefits under Workers’ comp are now reduced. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic care have been cut back and scrutinized. Vocational therapy, a standard damage in civil court, has been eliminated. The employer and insurance company select your doctor and limit care. Civil awards permit you to choose the best medical care and are based on what is medically reasonable and necessary for your recovery to make you and your family whole again.
California has a very high standard of living for those that enjoy an injured worker’s product. However, it has one of the country’s lowest benefits for injured workers. California is in the lowest end for workers’ benefits for the once productive now disabled employee.
Compare California’s Workers’ Comp Benefits to a recent National Average and to a Civil Award:
|INJURY||CALIFORNIA||NATIONAL AVG||CIVIL AWARD|
|Loss of leg at hip||$61,435||$114,522||$671,000|
|Loss of eye||$17,714||$74,588||$265,000|
|Loss of foot||$28,820||$80,977||$442,000|
|Avg Permanent Disability Benefits per week||$270||$595||Reasonable/Necessary|
As an injured worker you should immediately apply for the small but fast Workers’ Comp Benefit after you are hurt and comply with all employer/government regulations truthfully. California’s Work Comp System will not compensate you for all your losses and injuries. As a seriously injured worker you also have a constitutional right to a civil jury trial when injured by a third party. Only a civil award will supplement the meager Workers’ Comp award to make you and your family whole.
You should seek legal advice concerning a civil award as soon as possible after filing the Work Comp Claim. You have two years from the date of injury to file the civil lawsuit. The fairest and best results come when the lawsuit is filed promptly. A delay could jeopardize your case for full and complete compensation. The accident site will change with the passage of time. Pictures of your accident and circumstances of fault are lost, destroyed and cannot be found. Important documents including accident reports, witness statements, daily journals, and written inspections are lost in time. Key witnesses are transferred or move and cannot be found. The passage of time benefits the third party who caused your injury. The only way to preserve important evidence is to quickly obtain competent counsel to preserve the evidence and pursue the civil case.
Construction injuries severely limit your ability to lead a normal life. Your injuries prevent returning to work and you can’t pay bills without your wages. Do not rely on contractors, employers and insurance companies to treat you fairly. It is their intent to run the Workers’ Comp system to reduce their costs and increase their profits.
Do you trust your health and finances to them by:
- Directing you to their hack?
- Restricting the number of visits you need?
- Spending the necessary money for your care?
- Limiting physical therapy, occupational therapy, and vocational rehabilitation to make you whole?
- Giving you fair pay when you can’t work? You shouldn’t!
We confess to spending years defending contractors. But now we use that inside information, superior knowledge, and vast construction litigation experience to your advantage in prosecuting negligent contractors and third parties that refuse to accept responsibility unless sued in civil court.
Our past successes in hundreds of civil settlements and over 100 jury trials allows us to prosecute these expensive cases at no expense or risk to you. We get paid for our efforts only if we maximize monetary compensation for you. Your part is to heal, recover, take care of yourself and family, get your health back and leave the rest to us.
If you have been injured in a construction accident or incurred any catastrophic injury, you should Contact Us Now For A Free Consultation.
We will evaluate your case, advise you of your legal rights and determine the best course of action.
“You and your family deserve to live the same life you had before your injury. We will work for you to obtain fair and just compensation for your injuries.”
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