Getting Full Compensation for Construction Site Accidents
When a construction worker is hurt on the job, the first thought is probably to pursue a claim for workers' comp benefits. In many cases, that is the right way to get needed compensation. However, there are some situations in which there may be additional sources of liability that can provide additional compensation.
As experienced attorneys, we know these options. At the Law Offices of Sanford M. Cipinko, we have more than 30 years of experience in personal injury cases. This enables us to quickly determine the most effective path to full compensation. If that means a workers' comp claim, then that is the direction we will go in. If pursuing a personal injury lawsuit makes more sense, then we're ready to go in that direction.
Knowing the Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Claims
For construction accident victims, the difference between a personal injury claim and a workers' compensation claim is huge. Workers' compensation is a very rigid system, with set limits on benefits and no deviation from statutory guidelines.
A personal injury case is somewhat different. In order for this type of case to be filed, the accident must have been caused by a different subcontractor, the general contractor, the property owner or someone else other than the victim's employer.
Handling all Types of Construction Accidents
Our lawyers represent people in San Francisco, in surrounding areas and throughout California who have been injured in construction site accidents, including:
- Falls or falling objects
- Scaffolding and ladder accidents
- Crane accidents
- Construction site burns
- Injuries caused by power tools or heavy equipment
Handling all Cases on a Contingency Basis
In construction accident cases, you will only be asked to pay attorney fees if we are successful in recovering compensation for you.
Offering Free Consultations
To schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer at the Law Offices of Sanford M. Cipinko, call us at 415-693-9905 or send us an e-mail.