Workers’ Compensation for Sacramento’s Construction Workers
Construction work is dangerous work. It has the highest rate of workers’ compensation claims in the country. With a population of around 40 million, California leads the nation in construction accident workers’ compensation claims. Many construction jobs involve hard work and frequently involve harsh environments. Despite OSHA standards, many construction workers are exposed to potential injuries daily.
Common construction site injuries include:
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Falls from heights
- Falling object injuries
- Scaffolding accidents
- Equipment related injuries
- Burn injuries
Do I need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
In almost all cases, an injured construction worker will get the best possible outcome by hiring us.
One of the general rules of California workers’ compensation law is that workers’ compensation benefits are an injured employee’s sole and exclusive remedy. What comes to issue is that there are ceilings on workers’ compensation awards, the benefits that you might collect, how much you might receive in benefits and how long you can collect them for.
Most construction workers who are injured on the job contact us because:
- They want to maximize their compensation
- California workers’ compensation is complex
- Denial of medical treatment.
- Your medical issues may result in a Permanent Disability.
- You are concerned about future medical treatment.
Construction workers who have not retained an attorney often get a medical evaluator who has a reputation of favoring the insurance company’s best interests.
If you have suffered a career ending injury and are unable to continue your previous construction related 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
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 accidents are and how they can impact a family. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident anywhere in or around Sacramento contact us today.
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.