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Walnut Creek Construction Accident Lawyer

There are many state and federal laws that govern construction sites in order to make them safer for those working in them, and for everyone else nearby. Unfortunately, thousands of construction workers and passersby are still killed every single year from unsafe conditions on these sites. Many workers understand that if they are injured on the job, they can file a claim for workers’ compensation to receive benefits for a portion of their lost income and medical expenses. However, many people do not understand that they can also sometimes file a third party personal injury claim to receive even more compensation for all of their losses. A Walnut Creek construction accident lawyer will help ensure a positive outcome for workers and anyone else injured.

What is a Third Party Claim?

Although workers’ compensation is possible for some construction workers who become injured on the job, those benefits do not always fully cover a person’s losses. A third party claim is a personal injury claim that allows injured individuals to receive much more compensation.

Unlike workers’ compensation, which is a no-fault system, a third party claim allows injured workers to hold negligent parties liable for their injuries. Third parties are not associated with the employer of construction workers and so, they can be held personally liable for any accident they cause on a construction site.

For example, if a construction worker is working with a piece of defective equipment and is injured by it, the worker can hold the equipment manufacturer liable for creating an unsafe product. To do so, they can file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer for their negligence, with the help of a construction accident attorney in Walnut Creek.

Injured individuals who are not associated with the construction site can also file a personal injury claim if they become injured. For example, someone walking on a street may be hit by something falling from above in the construction site. These individuals can also file a claim to recover compensation for their injuries.

Liability in Construction Accident Claims

Personal injury claims involving construction accidents are extremely complex due to the fact that there are so many potential liable parties. Construction sites today are busy; many different companies are involved in the operation of the site. Liability may fall on a contractor or sub-contractor, or a manufacturer. Determining who is liable after an accident is extremely challenging. A Walnut Creek construction accident lawyer will conduct an investigation to determine who was at fault for the accident, and hold them liable for paying the fair compensation that injured individuals need.

Call Our California Construction Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been hurt in or around a construction site, it is crucial that you speak to a construction accident attorney in Walnut Creek as soon as possible. At Brod Law Firm, we know how to determine who was liable for your injuries, and will negotiate aggressively to secure the compensation you need. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation and to learn more about how we can help.

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