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San Jose Construction Accident Lawyer

85+ Years of Legal Experience in Your Corner

Due to the inherent dangers of construction sites, property managers, owners, and employers are responsible for maintaining adequately safe conditions for employees. Unfortunately, when a person acts negligently while in a dangerous area, such as a construction site, nearby people are at high risk for serious injury.

This often results in serious physical pain, costly medical expenses, lost wages due to missed time at work, and more. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, each member of our legal team is ready to defend the rights of those harmed due the carelessness, recklessness, and negligence of others.

If you or someone you love suffered injury in a construction accident, do not hesitate to contact our San Jose construction accident attorneys: (800) 900-0863.

When Can I File a Personal Injury Claim For a Construction Accident?

Many people believe that a person who has been injured on the job can only file a workers compensation claim. That is far from the truth.

If you have been injured while working on a construction site, you also may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit for the following:

  • Third-party involvement: These types of suits are filed when a person or entity that is not a construction company employer caused your injury. Example: You were injured on the construction site by a driver of a third-party company.
  • Gross employer: These types of suits are filed when an employer acted in a way that put an employee’s safety at risk. For example: Your employer failed to provide you with adequate safety equipment and you were injured as a result.
  • Toxic substances: These types of suits are filed when an employer is injured as a result of working with toxic, harmful substances.

How Much Compensation Can I Receive for a Construction Accident Lawsuit?

The amount of compensation you may be eligible to receive is directly related to the types of injuries you suffer, the type of pain and suffering you endure and will endure, potential lost wages, and more. For this reason, your medical evaluation and diagnosis will serve as proof that the accident greatly affected your quality of life.

When you work with a member of our team, a San Jose construction accident attorney from our team can pursue compensation for the following:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Medical expenses
  • Cost of medications
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium

What is the Difference Between a Workers Compensation Claim and a Personal Injury Claim?

Workers compensation covers necessary medical expenses and a fraction of lost wages. On the other hand, if your personal injury lawsuit is successful, you may be compensated for monetary expenses as well as non-economic damages you suffered as a result of your injury.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Construction Accident Injury?

If you have suffered serious injuries or have lost a loved one due to a construction accident, you might be able to file a lawsuit against one of the following parties:

  • General contractor
  • Subcontractor
  • Manager of defective machinery
  • Architectural firm responsible for the site
  • Owner of the property

What are Common Types of Construction Accidents?

Common types of construction accidents include:

What are Common Injuries from Construction Site Accidents?

Each worker has the right to perform their duties in an environment free of hazards and safety risks.

When businesses fail to provide a safe setting for their employees, accidents can occur and result in:

Speak to Our Legal Team in San Jose Today!

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a construction accident, you should immediately get in touch with our lawyers to determine your legal options. Our firm has more than 85 years of combined legal experience, and we have the skills needed to pursue financial compensation for you and your family.

Our firm has protected the legal rights of hundreds of personal injury clients and we have recovered millions of dollars in damages. Let us put our skills to work for you.

Do you have more questions? Want to speak with our attorneys? Our San Jose team is here to help with all of your legal needs. Schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation today.

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