An industrial accident occurs when people are at work. Types of industrial accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Agriculture accidents
- Chemical exposure accidents
- Construction accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Oilfield accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Warehouse accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
When you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to Workers’ compensation benefits. Please refer to our Workers’ Compensation area of practice for further information on Workers’ compensation.
In addition, if your injury occurred as a result of the negligence or fault of someone other than your employer, you have a claim against the at-fault party. In order for an injured employee to recover civil damages, in addition to his or her workers’ compensation benefits, it is necessary that proof be offered that the injury was the fault of a “third party.” A third party is considered to be a person or party separate and distinct from the injured employee’s employer.
The law in this area is constantly changing and the circumstances under which third parties are legally responsible for civil damages are often difficult to identify. Therefore, it is important for the injured worker to talk with an attorney knowledgeable in this field to determine whether a third party civil damage action is appropriate. Any job accident should be closely examined to determine whether some element of third party fault would permit the injured employee to recover civil damages in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
Recovery of third party and Industrial Accidents claims is made through settlement with the responsible party, that party’s insurance company, or through the filing of a lawsuit. If there is third party fault, there may be civil damages that may be recovered, such as medical expenses, loss of earnings, loss of future earning capacity, property damage, economic losses, compensation for pain and suffering, as well as the compensation for the loss of a spouse’s love, society, and comfort resulting from the spouse’s injuries or death.
If you have been seriously injured in an industrial accident, you need to hire an attorney who can easily maneuver the twists and turns of the legal system, the insurance red tape, and the defendants’ attorneys. You need to hire accomplished attorneys who have knowledge, experience and resources – attorneys who are committed to you and your case and can give you results. You need CALIFORNIA LAWYERS GROUP. Call us today at 1-800-4-INJURED or Contact Us Online.