A recent construction accident at the 49ers Levi Stadium work site in Santa Clara has prompted an in-depth investigation into just what went wrong. According to news sources, a delivery truck driver was killed while unloading construction materials. It is too soon to tell whether any fines will be lodged or any lawsuit filed. CAL/Osha notes that it’s investigation may take several months to complete.
Further, where a loved one has sustained serious or fatal injuries on the job, it is important to consult with a skilled San Francisco personal injury attorney right away.
Generally, workplace injuries fall into one of two categories – those covered by California’s worker’s compensation laws and those who may be able to obtain compensation by filing a wrongful death or civil negligence lawsuit. An experienced California accident attorney can work with families to determine the best option for their particular situation.
In many situations, worker compensation laws provide the only method of recovery for on the job injuries. The benefit of workers compensation is that you or your family can recover damages regardless of fault. However, worker’s compensation laws also prevent you from suing your employer. Further, the amount of recovery is typically lower than that available through filing a civil lawsuit.
In either situations, it is important to realize that regardless of whether you file a civil lawsuit or file a workers compensation claim, it is beneficial to work with a highly skilled and experienced and determined lawyer to advance your claim.
For more information about work-related accidents or if you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident, please contact the top San Francisco accident attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson for a confidential consultation.