Every year thousands of construction workers are badly hurt on job sites. Whether it is a falling girder, a broken or defective piece of equipment, or a product or machine without clear, visible warnings, construction workers are constantly exposed to dangerous work environments.
Construction site accident lawsuits are more complex than normal personal injury lawsuits because it may require the attorney to bring a lawsuit against many entities, such as the general contractor, various subcontractors, the developer, and the owner. Each entity will try their best to avoid liability. The lawsuits will also involve experts who will talk about the standard of care in this type of construction site and medical experts who will talk about the cause of your injury and your future prognosis.
Law Offices of Teresa Li has extensive experience in representing workers who are injured on job sites. Before moving to the plaintiffs' side, Teresa represented general contractors, subcontractors, and owners, defending this type of personal injury case. Teresa understands how the other side evaluates and settles this type of cases. She has published article in Daily Journal, discussing the Privette Doctrine, i.e. general contractor's liability to an employee of its subcontractor.
What About Workers' Compensation?
By law, all companies are required to carry workers’ insurance for their employees. Workers’ compensation covers medical care and lost wages, but the payments are limited. Our firm seeks damages beyond those provided in workers’ compensation, as the law allows, to ensure that your current and future medical and non-medical needs are fully met.
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