California state law requires that most businesses maintain workers’ compensation insurance to cover their employees who sustain workplace injuries.
California laws are very strict when it comes to workers’ compensation requirements and with few exceptions, not only are California employers required to carry this insurance, employers located in other states are also required to provide coverage for employees who regularly work in the state of California.
High-Risk Construction Accidents
As construction accident attorney Joseph Kritzer knows, the construction industry is extremely dangerous and construction workers are at a higher risk of sustaining workplace injuries than employees in almost any other occupation.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (‘OSHA’) recent statistics, one out of five workplace fatalities takes place in the construction industry. If you have sustained injuries in a construction accident, it is critical to find an experienced attorney to handle your claim.
Injuries are frequently severe in construction accidents and you need someone who will advocate for maximum financial recovery on your behalf, especially when your ability to work (and collect a paycheck) is limited and you are facing a long recovery period for your injuries.
Construction Work Often Leads To Severe Injuries
Construction accidents and injuries frequently result in severe and permanently debilitating injuries. When injuries are severe, intense medical treatment is usually necessary and the road to recovery is likely to be a marathon of doctors’ appointments, new medications, and physical therapy.
In some cases, injuries lead to permanently debilitating injuries, which in turn, limits the injured employee’s future earning potential.
Personal Injury And Wrongful Termination Claims
When people suffer injuries in workplace accidents, they sometimes have one or more claims against one or more parties for financial recovery. We are workers’ compensation experts and we focus solely on maximizing our clients’ workers’ compensation claims and recovery.
However, we make an effort to see that our clients are represented in every claim that stems from their workplace injuries.
Negotiating For Your Recovery
Whether or not you have additional claims, there are going to be insurance companies and attorneys on the other side of your claim questioning the extent of your injuries and trying to limit your financial recovery.
They are not advocating for a full and fair recovery for you; they are advocating for themselves as they try to limit the amount they have to pay out for your claim.
Experienced workers’ compensation attorneys know how to value your claim and they will stand up to insurance companies and lawyers on the other side when they are not being reasonable with their settlement offers.
Construction Accidents Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a construction accident or other type of workplace injury, contact our construction accidents team at Joseph Kritzer, Attorney at Law.
You may call us at 310-373-6821 or submit an online form and we will get in touch with you.