Construction Accident Attorney
Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Heavy equipment and machinery, holes, heights, and loud noises can all combine to make construction accidents happen.
If you are injured in a construction accident – either as a worker or as a bystander – you need a construction accident attorney. A construction accident attorney understands the complicated laws that govern construction accidents.
The Los Angeles construction accident attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes have obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients injured in construction accidents. Request a free, no-obligation consultation by contacting us or calling 310-550-9050
Construction Worker Accidents
If you are a construction worker and injured on the job the law is complicated.
You may be entitled to receive compensation from more than one source. If your attorney is not a construction accident attorney, he may not be aware of all the ways you can seek compensation for your injuries.
Worker’s Comp May Just Be the Beginning
Most construction workers know that if they are injured they are entitled to Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
You are eligible for Worker’s Comp no matter whose fault the accident was, but Worker’s Comp may not be enough money for the damages you suffered:
- You may never be able to work construction again.
- You may have extensive medical and therapy bills.
- You may need special equipment in order to live your life after this life-changing injury.
- You may have suffered extensive pain and suffering and still have anxiety many months after the accident.
Who is at Fault for Your Injury?
Except in very special circumstances, a construction worker may not sue his employer for a construction accident, even if his employer is at fault.
But there are situations in which the injured construction worker can receive Worker’s Comp AND can receive damages from a third party who is at fault for the construction accident. This is called a third-party lawsuit.
The law recognizes that many people and companies can affect a worker’s safety. These include architects, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, and all of the manufacturers and suppliers of the equipment. It may be that more than one person or company share the responsibility for the construction accident.
Because it is the responsibility of the construction worker to prove who is at fault, the Los Angeles construction accident attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes are experienced in investigating construction accidents and proving liability in court.
What You Can Recover
You may be awarded much more compensation in a third-party lawsuit than Worker’s Comp will ever pay you.
In a third-party lawsuit you could recover:
- Lost wages.
- Loss of earning capacity.
- Medical costs.
- Future medical costs.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of consortium.
- And in “worse case scenario,” Funeral Expenses.
Because the construction accident attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes have obtained significant verdicts and settlements for their clients, the firm knows how to pursue all possible sources of compensation.
Bystanders Injured at a Construction Site
If you are a bystander at a construction site, the “normal” laws of a personal injury lawsuit apply to you.
That means you have the right to seek justice from the person or company that caused your injury.
Deadlines to File Your Case
You should see a construction accident attorney as soon as possible. Timing is critical in a construction accident.
Construction sites are always changing. Your construction accident attorney at Pocrass & De Los Reyes will need to investigate the site as soon as possible to determine the accident’s causes and to collect all possible evidence to prove your case.
Your construction injury attorney will want to interview witnesses before they disappear from the site or forget what they saw.
A construction accident case must be filed within a certain period of time (called statutes of limitations). If you miss the deadline to file, you lose that right to file forever.
The Cost of a Construction Accident Attorney
The construction accident attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes take cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
Contact a construction injury attorney at Pocrass & De Los Reyes for a FREE, no-obligation review of your case.
Construction Accident Results
$3.3 Million Verdict
A 53-year-old cement mason was injured in the collapse of a 4-million gallon digester tank in the middle of a construction site. Our client managed to escape the collapse but was injured in the process. He had an extensive medical history of multiple trauma-related injuries, including to the lower back, where he had had surgery prior to the construction accident. The defense insurance company’s highest offer in settlement was $15,000.
A roofer fell through a defective skylight and broke both his legs.
An electrician was working on a lighted sign in a mall in Palm Springs and was electrocuted by a live wire.
The construction accident attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes take cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing until your case is resolved. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation, contact us.
* This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.