If you were injured by equipment the job and live or work in the Sacramento area, contact Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorney Alice A. Strömbom today for a free case evaluation. She is one of Sacramento’s leading work injury attorneys and works exclusively with injured workers and protects worker’s rights to compensation.
Construction equipment injuries and California workers’ comp
Any construction project is going to require the use of construction equipment. It’s not uncommon for construction workers to be injured or even killed in an accident involving this type of equipment. Anybody who operates construction equipment or works around it is at risk for serious injuries and even death due to an equipment accident. Equipment operators and others who work around such equipment are called upon to use their limbs and torsos as part of their jobs. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has put regulations in place that employers and managers are required to follow. Some of those involve:
- Maintenance work to be done on equipment
- Safeguards that must be in place for construction workers
- The type of safety gear that must be provided to the workers
A wide variety of injuries can result from accidents directly or indirectly attributable to construction accidents. Those might include but not be limited to:
- Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
- Facial, ocular and dental injuries
- Multiple fractures of extremities
- Damage to internal organs
If any of these injuries occurred in the course of your employment, by an anticipated and foreseeable risk of operating or working with construction equipment, it’s probably compensable under California workers’ compensation laws.
When you might return to your job depends on the nature and extent of your injuries. That could be in weeks or months. Serious injuries might even restrict you from ever returning to your regular job; those are called career ending injuries. If you are unable to continue your previous job, you could be a Qualified Injured Worker and entitled to a Supplemental Job Displacement Voucher (Voucher) which is tuition to retrain for another occupation. Additionally, a Qualified Injured Worker may be entitled to money from the State of California’s “Return to Work Fund”. This money can be used for any purpose but is usually used for living expenses while the injured worker is obtaining education or new job skills.
Contact a Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today
In almost all cases, an injured worker will get the best possible outcome by hiring an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
California laws and OSHA regulations are in place to protect you and your family. Our state and federal legislatures are aware of how frequent construction equipment injuries are and how they can impact a family.
Attorney Alice A. Strömbom focuses exclusively on Workers’ Compensation Law. She is very familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to avoid providing the medical treatment and disability benefits injured workers deserve, and has a recognized track record in combating such issues.
Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation.