San Jose Construction Accident Lawyer
At Shea & Shea, our attorneys represent personal injury and
wrongful death clients in lawsuits arising from construction site accidents. If you or someone in your family is a subcontractor, carpenter, mason, electrician, excavator, roofer, or laborer who has been severely injured in a worksite accident, contact one of our lawyers to arrange a free consultation. We handle such disabling, catastrophic and fatal construction accident claims as the following:
- Falls from heights, including ladders, roofs, and scaffolds
- Crane accidents involving falling objects or boom mishaps
- Motor vehicle accidents involving earth-moving equipment, delivery trucks, dump trucks, landscapers' pickups, or trucks hauling construction equipment
- Nail gun injury claims
- Severe burns caused by electrocution or explosion
- Excavation accidents involving trench collapse, vehicle rollover, or blunt force impact from falling objects or debris
- Highway construction zone injuries or fatalities
Although California workers' compensation law will generally preclude a civil lawsuit for damages by an injured worker against his or her own employer, a personal injury or wrongful death case can be brought against negligent subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, property owners, or other third parties, even while workers' comp benefits are being paid. Because many components of your overall damages are not covered by workers' compensation, it is essential to obtain dependable advice about your legal options in any work related injury claim.
Why choose a construction accident attorney?
Our AV® rated law firm offers comprehensive client service in all serious or fatal construction accident cases. Our national reputation for thorough investigation and persuasive presentation of head and spinal injury claims is based on many highly favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of persons facing permanent disability as a result of traumatic brain injury, post-concussion disorder, or paralysis resulting from injury to the spinal cord. We advance all of the costs involved in documenting and proving your case, and recover these expenses only in the event we are successful in recovering damages for you.
Perhaps more importantly, our long experience with severe construction accident injuries allows us to help monitor your treatment and recovery as we are working on your case. We can help make sure that you have access to all the diagnostic tests and medical attention you need, and we can help resolve any problems you might encounter in getting insurers to cover the costs of your treatment.