San Luis Obispo Construction Accidents Attorney
Injured in a Construction Accident?
We are Pacific Attorney Group. We are a construction accidents law firm serving the San Luis Obispo, California area. If you have been injured in a construction accident, we would be pleased to assist you get the help you need with your medical bills, family expenses and other compensation so you can see the matter through. We urge you to contact aSan Luis Obispo personal injury lawyer at the firm.
Workers' Compensation Claims
When you are injured in a construction accident you have two major lines of relief: Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury litigation. With Workers' Compensation, you need only show that your injuries were work-related. It does not matter whether your employer was at fault or you were at fault. You are entitled to have your medical bills paid and to receive a living allowance until you are ready to go back to work. If you are permanently disabled, you may seek a lump sum payoff. To begin your action you file an application for benefits and send it through your employer to his Worker's Comp insurance company. We can help you fill out the application to make it more likely to be approved. If the insurance company disapproves it, we appeal it to the state's Workers' Comp Division. We then appear with you at the Workers' Comp hearing to champion the claim.
Personal Injury Claims
Your other line for relief is through a personal injury action. This is a normal lawsuit against a wrongdoer for full compensation of medical expenses, loss of income and pain and suffering. For this action to be successful it is necessary to identify a guilty party other than your employer. Perhaps the equipment you were using was defective facilitating a claim against the manufacturer. Perhaps you were hurt due to the negligence of another subcontractor on the site. You may only sue your employer if you can show intentional misconduct. An example would be the employer intentionally stripping safety guards from machines to make them go faster.
Contacting a Construction Accidents Lawyer in San Luis Obispo
The sooner your attorney is on the job investigation the claim and interviewing witnesses the better. Delays in filing claims can invalidate the claim. You are urged to contact the firm for a free case evaluation. There are no attorney's fees until recovery.
Contact a San Luis Obispo Construction Accidents Attorney
at the firm for a free case evaluation.