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If you have worked in construction for even a few years, you have likely witnessed your share of injuries among people working beside you. If you have been working in construction for most of your career, chances are you have been injured yourself. Construction remains one of the most hazardous of all occupations in California and the United States. Over the course of a construction worker’s career, he or she can expect to sustain three to four serious injuries. One in 50 construction workers will die in a construction site accident.
If you have been seriously injured while working at a construction site, you owe it to yourself and your family to contact the personal injury lawyers at Jones Clifford, LLP. We have helped thousands of people injured on the job since our firm’s founding more than 50 years ago. We understand what you are going through during this difficult time and are dedicated to helping you get the medical care and compensation you deserve as a result of your injuries.
Our California construction site injury attorneys represent clients who have been injured due to all of the following causes and more:
- Falls from elevator shafts, work platforms, scaffolding, industrial lifts, unprotected edges, and ladders
- Defective tools and materials
- Exposure to excessive noise, causing hearing loss
- Crane and other equipment accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Overloaded or defective construction equipment
- Exposure to toxic gasses, chemicals, and solvents
- Negligent construction and site management leading to unsafe working conditions
Insurance adjusters who represent employers have a reputation for denying claims outright, denying legitimate claims for necessary medical care and blaming the accident on the worker or another party. Many insurance adjusters also require the injured worker to consult with a doctor chosen by themselves rather than a doctor chosen by the worker. As you would suspect, this doctor is probably paid by the insurance company for his or her services—that is, for providing a “friendly” diagnosis.
Another tactic often employed by insurance companies and their lawyers is to offer the injured construction worker a quick settlement, one that is likely worth considerably less than the injured worker would receive if represented by our California construction site accident attorneys.
It is important to note that when a construction worker is injured, he or she is frequently allowed to pursue both a personal injury and workers’ compensation claim. Because a settlement or judgment in your personal injury case can have negative consequences on your workers’ compensation case, and vice versa, it is important to evaluate and coordinate both cases within the same firm in order to maximize your recovery. Jones Clifford, LLP is one of the few firms in California qualified to handle both cases effectively.
Another factor to consider is that injured construction workers are increasingly required to go through the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process to pursue their workers’ compensation claims. Our attorneys have more than ten years of experience successfully navigating the ADR process on behalf of our clients.
If you have been injured on the job, contact us as soon as possible for a free evaluation of your case. You will owe us nothing for our representation unless we obtain compensation for your injuries.