Construction Accident Attorney
If you suffer a personal injury in a construction accident, you may be due compensation from various negligent parties.
Construction accident lawyer Gilbert E. Fisher can help you file a compensation claim. Let us help while you focus on healing.
Why do so many clients in Fresno and Salinas, CA, trust Mr. Fisher to fight for their rights and their family's livelihood?
4 Reasons to Retain Our Construction Accident Attorney
No Upfront Fees
Mr. Fisher works on contingency, so his fee comes directly from your compensation settlement. In other words, he only gets paid if you win.
Mr. Fisher will have one-on-one interactions with you and provide personalized focus. At huge firms with dozens of lawyers, you'll likely meet with a paralegal before an attorney. At our firm, you meet and work with Mr. Fisher from the start.
Practicing for Over Two Decades
Mr. Fisher has been practicing law since 2000 and workers' compensation cases specifically for nearly a decade.
"I highly recommend retaining him." A Friend to Injured Workers in Fresno and Salinas
Definitely a very professional and honest Law Office that treats you well and with respect. The staff is always complete with whatever task they are involved with and place you first. Great job Team FisherView on Google
Mr. Fisher is an outstanding attorney. He helped close my case within less than a couple of months of retaining him. I’m truly impressed with his office and I highly recommend retaining him. You will not regret your decision.View on Google
How Long Do I Have to File My Injury Claim?
A worker injured in a construction accident must notify their employer in writing within 30 days. The statute of limitations for filing a workers' compensation claim is one year from the date of the incident.
The deadline for filing a personal injury claim in California is two years. However, if the injury is not discovered immediately, the statute of limitations changes to one year after discovery. Attorney Gilbert E. Fisher has experience helping people who have experienced workplace injuries including everything from car accidents to a family member's wrongful death.
The sooner you contact Mr. Fisher at either his Fresno or Salinas, CA, offices, the sooner he can fight for you to receive compensation. This can help pay medical bills and other injury-related expenses. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.
A Personal Passion for Helping Injured Workers
Our construction accident lawyer is passionate about workers' compensation. Mr. Fisher's father suffered a devastating work injury that left him permanently paralyzed. Mr. Fisher's father eventually passed away due to his injuries. This is why our attorney fights so hard to get workers injured on the job like you the compensation and justice they deserve.
The many moving parts and heavy machinery on a construction site make it dangerous for both workers and visitors. If the construction accident that injured you or a loved one was the result of an employer's negligence, you may be entitled to full reimbursement for lost wages, medical expenses, and other costs associated with the accident. In other cases, another party is responsible. Regardless of the nuances, Mr. Fisher and our dedicated legal team can help.
Mr. Fisher Focuses
on Workers' Comp
Understanding the intricacies of workers' compensation claims is critical to obtaining the greatest compensation benefits possible. Since 2014, Mr. Fisher has focused on workers' compensation cases. Our construction accident attorney began his career on the insurance company's side of these claims. His background in defense gives him key knowledge of what tactics may be used against you and how to take apart insurance company strategies.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "the private construction industry sector had the highest number of fatalities in California." You increase your risk of injury by working in construction, so the protections you receive from your employer should also be greater than safer jobs. Workers who put their bodies on the line to build important infrastructure deserve compensation when they are hurt.
Do I Really Need an Attorney?
Some people may feel they do not need the services of an attorney. However, it is imperative to seek the advice of a legal professional who clearly understands every aspect of construction site accident claims as well as the complex California judicial system. That person is Gilbert E. Fisher.
Partnering with our Fresno-based attorney after a construction accident can improve your chances of maximum recovery. Contacting Mr. Fisher online is the best way to get started and determine if you have a viable lawsuit.
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Construction Site Injuries
Roadside Construction Work
Is Especially Dangerous
Construction work is often performed in inherently dangerous locations. Having to work on the side of the road puts employees at risk of auto accidents that can cause severe personal injury. The fact that so much construction is performed at night only makes matters worse.
Unfortunately, this is not just hypothetical. In May of 2022, a single-car crash killed three individuals and injured three construction workers on the Pacific Coast Highway. The crash occurred just after midnight when the vehicle hit a curb and smashed into a construction site.
If you or a loved one suffered harm from an auto accident at a construction site, we can help. Mr. Fisher is a workers' compensation and personal injury lawyer who knows which route to pursue to obtain financial justice.
How Mr. Fisher Can Prove Liability
General and Sub-contractors
General contractors/sub-contractors are responsible for providing warning information. Failure to do so can lead to liability for an accident. Our Fresno, CA, law firm will examine whether warnings related to any dangers were given and if so, whether the warnings were adequate.
If faulty equipment is responsible for a workplace accident, the company that produced the equipment may be liable.
Construction Site Owner
The owner of the construction site may also bear some responsibility if safety measures were not followed or explained properly.
Mr. Fisher can identify where training was required and whether it was provided. If not, the party with decision-making authority regarding training may be liable.
Injured in a Construction Accident?
Schedule Your Free Consultation
Were you injured in a car accident, fall, or another preventable mistake? Because of the many parties involved on a construction site, there may be liable entities other than just your employer. Identifying who to make a claim against is a crucial part of any construction accident case. Our attorney has the knowledge and background in personal injury you need to file an injury claim against the proper parties.
Find out how our attorney can help you or a loved one receive fair compensation benefits after a construction site accident. Contact the law firm of Attorney Gilbert E. Fisher for a free consultation at his Fresno or Salinas, CA offices. He will even come to your home or hospital room if needed. Please feel free to use our convenient online form or give us a call ASAP.
5 Stars for Mr. Fisher's Fresno Law Firm
"I really can't express how great of an attorney Mr. Fisher is. From day one, I felt like they were there for me and fought hard for my case. I called them one day and the next day they were able to get me in. I met with Mr. Fisher on the day of my consultation (free). I was not passed from one person to the other. The staff was super professional and friendly. They were in contact with me throughout my case, reminding me of appointments and important meetings. I've heard of horrible experiences of people with other attorneys and all I can say is that I was truly blessed." Karen Mavrikis
An Accident Site Photo
Could Be Vital
If you are able to take photos of the construction accident scene, please do so immediately. It is important that Mr. Fisher have a comprehensive sense of the scene when the construction accident occurred. Take pictures of any large open areas, unsteady scaffolding, chemical containers, signage that warns of danger and provides proper storage instructions, ladders or other equipment, and flooring.
Common Mistakes Injured Workers Make
You can help your construction accident lawyer build your case by avoiding the following:
You have the power to help build a winning case.
Delaying Retaining an Attorney
Losing Critical Evidence
Not Seeing a Doctor
We Can Appeal a Denied Claim
Workers who are injured in construction accidents, car accidents, or any other manner deserve financial compensation. Unfortunately, workers' compensation is sometimes wrongfully denied by claims administrators. This leads many workers to believe their only course of action is to file a personal injury claim. Some may even believe they have no more legal options at all.
Denied claims can be fought through an appeals process. Mr. Fisher prides himself on handling appeals and getting the compensation workers need. Both Fresno and Salinas have workers' compensation appeals board locations. Mr. Fisher has an office in each city, which makes fighting a denied claim more convenient for his clients. Reach out to Mr. Fisher to fight your wrongful denial.
Other Types of Construction Site Accidents
Some of the most common accidents involve:
- Car accidents, often with heavy vehicles like trucks
- Driving or operating heaving machinery
- Chemical spills
- Electrical fires and explosions
- Heavy, falling objects
Any of these accidents can result in severe injury or even death. It is critical to gather the facts not only about when and where the accident happened but also the type of accident. Presenting this evidence to Mr. Fisher puts you in a position where you are better able to establish liability and demand compensation.
Hear from More Clients
"Mr fisher made everything possible for me , a very good attorney he fights for you and knows what he is doing . If your going through a work injury please come to his firm he will take care of you and make sure you know your rights . I want to thank him and his team great people" Shay Rooters