San Jose Workplace Accident Lawyer
Injuries sustained in the workplace are usually covered by an employer's workers' compensation insurance. However, in cases involving gross negligence on the part of an employer or negligence on the part of a third party, you may be able to recover additional damages through a civil lawsuit. This is especially important in cases involving serious injuries that may result in long-term disability and pain and suffering not covered by workers' compensation benefits.
At Shea & Shea, we assemble a team of forensic experts to begin investigating the facts that bear upon proof of the defendant's liability and the full extent of your damages. At the same time, we work with you and your treating physicians to make sure you have all of the medical treatment and diagnostic tests you need to support your recovery. We handle workplace injury claims in the following settings:
- Construction site accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Manufacturing accidents
- Electrocution or explosion resulting in severe burns or death
- Accidents in mines, oil fields, or logging operations
- Injuries to seamen, harbor workers, longshoremen and others covered by the Jones Act.
- Injuries in warehouses, freight yards, or harbor facilities
- Falls from heights or blunt force impact from falling objects
- Toxic exposure injuries ranging from burns to asphyxiation
Helping Victims Recover What They Are Owed
Our personal injury attorneys' outstanding results in the most severe workplace injury cases has led to many referrals from attorneys throughout California and in Arizona, Oregon, Utah and other western states. Many of these attorneys realized that their clients would be better served by lawyers who are experienced proving complex work injury claims, and who have the resources necessary to support forensic investigation and trial preparation over an extended period. The expenses involved with the proof of disputed
brain injury or
spinal cord damage claims can be substantial, and our past success enables us to advance the costs of developing and presenting this evidence at our own risk. We only recover these expenses when we are successful in recovering damages on your workplace injury case.
Another problem frequently encountered in industrial or occupational injury cases is to find a defendant who can be held accountable for the full amount of your damages including economic losses and pain and suffering. Under normal circumstances, you cannot sue your own employer for personal injury damages suffered in a workplace accident, unless the employer was grossly negligent or has no workers' compensation coverage in place. If your accident was caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer, however, such as an independent contractor, an equipment manufacturer, or even a careless driver while you were on the road in the course of your work.
Contact a San Jose workplace accident lawyer from our team today!