If you have been injured on a job site, you are probably wondering about recovering benefits for construction accidents. In the State of California, workers’ compensation reimburses you for workplace injuries. However, not everything is guaranteed. You need an experienced Newhall construction accident attorney to make sure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Recovering Benefits for Construction Accidents | What Can I Receive?
Last week, a young woman came into my office. She was seriously injured on a construction site and she wanted to know what benefits were available to her. If you are employed on a construction site and you are injured during the course of that employment, typically you’re going to be covered by workers’ compensation which provides medical care, treatment, and lost wages if you were injured on the job. If you are not employed and you are injured on a construction site, it’s a little different. You need to seek medical care, but it will be beyond the scope of the workers’ compensation system, and you would really need to consult with an attorney about what benefits may be available to you.
Recovering Benefits for Construction Accidents | Workers’ Compensation
If you are an employer in the state of California and you have even one employee, you are required by the state to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This is insurance that covers employees that are injured on the job. If an employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, then you would have a claim against your employer outside of the workers’ compensation system. Workers’ compensation will provide medical benefits such as care and treatment for your injuries, and it will also provide income for you for the time that you have to spend off work due to your injuries. Were you or a loved one seriously injured at a job site and have questions about construction injury benefits? Contact our Newhall construction injury lawyers at Bish Law today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.