When you go to work, especially in the construction industry, you know there is a chance you will get hurt. However, you probably do not spend much time dwelling on that because you know you will be covered if anything happens. Workers’ compensation insurance is there when you need it.
However, there are times when people are injured at work due to another party, often a third-party contractor. At Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, we understand that work injuries can become complicated, especially when you need to focus on healing. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work with you to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your incident-related expenses. When you need a San Diego work injury attorney, call us today.
Your Company Versus Theirs
If you work in construction, you have likely had safety issues drilled into your head. That is a good thing. All construction companies should focus on providing the proper equipment and training to their workers. Out of the 2.8 million workplace injuries and illnesses reported to the BLS in 2017, many of them were in construction.
However, we know that many third-party contractors are often brought in to perform specialized work on construction sites. This can include plumbing, electrical, and roof work. These workers are often employed by a completely separate company that may not have the same safety standards. If you are injured due to the actions of a third-party contractor, you may be eligible for compensation beyond workers’ compensation insurance.
Other third parties may include a product manufacturer. For example, if you are injured due to a faulty tool, you may have a product liability claim against the tool company.
If You Are The Third Party
Maybe you are the third-party contractor going in to work on a larger construction project. If you follow all of your safety standards and use the correct equipment but still get hurt due to the actions of the other company’s worker, you may be eligible for further compensation through a personal injury case.
What Happens Now?
We know that there is so much going on in the aftermath of a work accident that causes you to harm that you probably just want the whole mess to be over with. Many people who get hurt just want to focus on healing and getting back to work so they can provide for their families. However, if a third-party was the reason for your injury, you may be entitled to more compensation. We also need to point out that you should not be denied workers compensation insurance if another party caused your injury. Your employer cannot deny your claim because of this.
At Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, we will sit with you and go over your options. Our team wants to make sure you get all of the compensation you deserve for what you have been through. If you need a work injury attorney in San Diego, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling our office.