Third-Party Liability in California Construction Accidents

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Third-Party Liability in California Construction Accidents

Experienced accident lawyers help you win compensation

Sharp tools, shaky scaffolds, fast-moving vehicles and powerful machines turn construction sites into dangerous places. If you are a construction worker who has been injured on the job, you are entitled to workers compensation benefits. But you may also be able to pursue a third-party lawsuit. With more than 100 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law, the attorneys at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP in San Jose can help you receive compensation through a third-party claim.

Determining liability in a construction accident

Under California law, construction workers who are injured on the job are entitled to workers compensation. The downside of the workers comp law is that it generally bars the injured worker from filing suit against the employer. If, however, someone other than your employer caused your injuries, you can file suit against that third party.

Such third parties might include:

  • Subcontractors
  • Manufacturers of defective vehicles, tools or equipment
  • Architects
  • Engineers

Downed power lines cause worksite injuries

When power lines go down, they may still be connected to the grid. Workers and passersby are at risk of injury or death if they come in contact with these live wires. Lines can come down because of weather, but the problem also can be that the electrical company failed to install and maintain them properly.

If a downed power line injures you, you need legal representation. At Needham Kepner & Fish LLP, our construction accident lawyers have extensive experience fighting for workers injured at jobsites.

Construction accident attorneys serve San Jose, Sacramento and San Francisco

If you are the victim of an accident at a construction site, call Needham Kepner & Fish LLP. Our lawyers are available for weekend and evening meetings in the Bay Area. If your condition prevents you from visiting our office, we will visit you at your home or hospital bed. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 1-408-956-6949 or use our online form. We handle injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless you recover compensation.

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