Your Options After a Work Accident

If you are injured while working on a construction site, you are entitled to compensation. It is important to understand your options so you are prepared to take action if the need arises. Workers have a couple of options in seeking compensation after an accident.

Worker’s Compensation
Worker’s compensation is a special system present to protect the worker and the employer. With worker’s compensation, the injured employee will be compensated regardless of how the injury occurred. Workers are entitled to compensation based on their job alone, even if the employer was not at fault. Essentially, the system is in place so that no party is at fault. While it may seem like the easier option, workers may not get as much compensation as they rightfully deserve. Usually, worker’s compensation is an insurance between an employer and a worker directly. Therefore, certain accidents involving subcontractors working on a project of a primary contractor are more complex.

Construction Accident Lawsuit
If worker’s compensation is not providing you with enough compensation, or the accident that caused your injury is more complex, you may want to seek the help of a construction accident attorney in Los Angeles. Accidents involving multiple parties are more intricate and need deeper investigation. In many cases, multiple parties are liable for an injury. Lawsuits will determine who is at fault and to what degree. This helps to separate damages and compensation, getting you the money you deserve.


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