Basic Facts About Filing a Construction Accident Claim
Injuries at construction sites are often the result of faulty equipment or negligence on the part of the property owners. A Pasadena construction accident Lawyer can explain what you need to know about how to file a claim for injuries.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you have been injured at a construction site, one of the first questions your Pasadena construction accident Attorney will ask is whether this happened during the course of your employment. Were you at work and performing job-related activities? If so, you may be covered by your employer’s workers compensation insurance. To receive compensation for your injuries, you would need to file a claim under the policy rather than filing a lawsuit in court. These claims turn on whether the accident happened at work rather than on any theory of negligence. Claim payment is not automatic. The insurance adjuster will investigate whether the Injury actually did happen at work or whether the injured worker was engaging in reckless or unauthorized activity (alcohol consumption, for example). If your claim is wrongfully denied, your Attorney can discuss your next step.
When a Personal Injury Claim May Be Necessary
If your accident does not fall under a workers compensation claim, your Pasadena construction accident Attorney may discuss pursuing a Personal Injury claim. Personal Injury claims fall under a negligence theory. The question becomes whether the property owner took reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the injured party. The types of accidents that may fall under a negligence claim may include:
- Faulty or Defective Equipment
- Inadequate Training or Supervision
- A Slip and Fall Claim
- Negligent Operation of Equipment
Whether a workers’ compensation or Personal Injury claim is filed, an Attorney can assist with compiling the copious documentation that will likely be required to support the claim. This includes your medical records.
Put your case in the hands of an experienced Pasadena construction accident Lawyer at The Paul S. Norris Law Firm. Call (626) 993-4415 to set up an initial consultation.