Construction Accident Attorney
More construction in the California Central Valley means more construction site injuries. There are two common types of injuries: specific injuries and cumulative trauma injuries. Both types deserve and qualify for compensation benefits that Attorney Gilbert Fisher can help you pursue.View transcript
There's been a lot of construction going on in the California Central Valley over the last few years. The unfortunate side of that is that people get injured in the process of that. We have a lot of clients who for one reason or another have been injured while working on a construction site. There are two broad categories of injuries that occur when someone is working out at a construction site. There are injuries that we would call specific injuries, for example where someone falls off a ladder, and there are injuries that we call cumulative trauma injuries. These types of injuries happen over days, or weeks, or months of someone doing a repetitive action like hammering or some other type of activity lifting, carrying that slowly causes an injury to, for example, their back or their knees. And both of these types of injuries are important to recognize and both of these injuries would qualify for workers' compensation benefits. We have over 20 years of experience representing all types of injuries involving people who are injured in the course of their employment at construction sites. It's important to have a lawyer on your side to protect your rights and to have your rights explained to you. I can't tell you how many times I have had people come in and consult with me who had no idea what types of benefits might be available to them or whether their injury qualified for those benefits. So if there's any doubt at all, the first thing you want to do is consult with an attorney. It's important to remember that you might be entitled to workers' compensation benefits even if your injury was your fault. In addition, it's important to note that not all construction injuries are injuries where you fall off a ladder or cut your hand with a saw. Some of those injuries include repetitive injuries that occur over weeks, or years, or months. If you've been injured or if you've sustained an injury and you believe that your work has contributed to that, you should talk to a work comp attorney.