According to San Francisco news, the construction site where two men suffered serious personal injuries in a scaffolding accident has reopened. The two carpenters were working at the site on Mission Street when the vertical scaffolding tipped over, causing them to fall close to 40 feet to the ground. Both suffered serious personal injuries as the result of the fall, but are expected to survive. A representative from the construction site called the accident an unfortunate event and emphasized his company's efforts to prevent such accidents from happening in the first place.
Cal Osha has begun an investigation concerning just what caused the work site accident and has yet to issue its findings. If you or a loved one has been injured in a work place accident, it is important to consult with an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney right away.
In California if you are injured on the job, workers compensation laws provide a process for collecting damages sustained from the injury -- such as medical bills and other financial losses as the result of the accident. Workers compensation laws are beneficial in that they provide for recovering compensation from your employer regardless of fault. However, the process can be complicated so it is always a good idea to discuss your next steps with an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer. Additionally, in certain situations it may be possible to bring a civil lawsuit. Where a civil lawsuit it appropriate, the amount of financial recovery available may be greater. This may be the case where an accident is the result of third party negligence (i.e. Such as supplier of a defective product used at the site).
Different considerations apply to each circumstance, so discussing your options with an attorney is important to determine the how to obtain the best resolution in your matter.
For more information about workplace accident and California workers compensation, please contact the dedicated San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.