Bamieh & Erickson - Ventura County Construction Accident Attorneys
While California law generally prohibits injured employees from suing their employers for damages suffered in industrial accidents or other workplace incidents, the injured employee retains the right to sue other parties who might be held responsible. These could include the manufacturer of defective tools or equipment, a supplier or vendor whose delivery driver was negligent, or the owner of property contaminated by hazardous waste. For specific information about your rights in a workplace accident claim, contact the Ventura personal injury lawyers at Bamieh & Erickson.
Examples of the accidents we can investigate and present for compensation on your behalf include:
- Injuries suffered on construction sites, such as collapsing scaffolds or platforms, crane accidents, falls from heights, or excavation accidents
- Severe burns suffered in a fire, explosion, or electrocution at the workplace
- Motor vehicle accidents due to negligent jobsite control, poor vehicle maintenance, or driver negligence
- Injuries caused by machinery or equipment that was poorly designed or manufactured, or that had safety guards or shields removed
Workers' compensation remains the main avenue of recovery against the employer for injuries suffered on the job, but the realities of today's workplace can complicate the relationships between employers and employees so that it's not always clear just who works for whom. We'll make a careful analysis of your circumstances with a view towards making the most out of your litigation options. In many cases, this will involve filing a workers' compensation claim while developing a personal injury lawsuit for the full range of your damages against non-employer defendants.
Our Ventura construction accident attorneys are especially skilled with the preparation and presentation of evidence showing the full range of your injuries and losses. If you had the misfortune to suffer disabling head, back, or spinal cord injuries, we take care that your damages demand reflects the full value of your pain and suffering as well as your past and future medical expenses, rehabilitative therapy, adaptive technology, and lost income.
For further information about our ability to represent your interests in an industrial accident, contact our Southern California construction accident lawyers in Ventura.