San Jose Construction Accident Lawyers

Seek the Compensation You Deserve

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP is an accomplished and respected personal injury law firm located in Northern California. Our firm has protected the legal rights of hundreds of personal injury clients, and has recovered millions of dollars in damages. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a serious construction accident, contact our skilled San Jose personal injury attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP immediately.

Construction Accident

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 was created to provide men and women with safe work environments. The OSH Act set up strict health and safety standards and enacted training programs to ensure the safety of employees across the country. When an employee is injured on the job, the contractor is held liable because he or she is responsible for the safety of the employees.

Although Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP does not practice workers' compensation law, often times construction site accidents are due to the fault of a third party unrelated to the injured party's employer. Damages against a third party can include pain and suffering, but these damages are generally not allowed against an employer.

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Distinguishing Between Bystanders and Construction Workers

If you have been hurt at a construction site, your status as a "bystander" or as a "worker" can impact your potential legal remedies. Personal injury law will apply if you are a bystander. Your situation gets more convoluted, however, if you are a worker. For instance, if your San Jose construction site injury lawyer fails to seek workers' compensation from multiple sources, including both the general contractor and a subcontractor, you may receive less money than you deserve.

Typical types of construction accident injuries include, but are not limited to:

Blindness, amputation, head injuries, fractured bones, scarring, and disfigurement are some of the serious injuries that may result from construction site accidents. Employees have the right to work in an environment free of hazards and safety risks.

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If you have been injured on the job you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries, loss of wages, and other related expenses. We encourage you to contact Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP at (800) 900-0863 for the health and wellbeing of all involved parties.

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