When you are injured in a workplace accident, the economic consequences can be severe. Workers' compensation insurance can cover some of your damages, but in many cases it is not enough. When someone other than your employer shares liability for your accident, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. At the San Jose personal injury law firm of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. , we are experienced in assisting clients with personal injury claims for workplace injuries. Our attorneys are dedicated to pursuing all areas of compensation for our clients.Third Party Claims for Workplace Injuries in California
While workers' compensation laws prohibit injured workers from filing lawsuits against their employers (in most cases), those laws do not shield other negligent parties who may be culpable in your injury. For example, if you are injured in a construction accident while working as a subcontractor on a job, the general contractor for the project could be held liable for failing to maintain a safe work environment. Likewise, if you are injured or a loved one dies in a motor vehicle accident while on the job, the at-fault driver may share liability for your injuries. In some cases, there may be multiple negligent parties that can result in third party claims.
Our firm has successfully handled a wide variety of workplace injury claims including:
- Brain Injuries
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Forklift Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Third-Party Agencies and Entity Liability
- Uninsured Employers
- Warehouse Accidents
- Work Vehicle Accidents
- Electrocution Injuries
- Scaffolding/Ladder Accidents
- Wrongful Death
Our goal is to obtain the greatest possible compensation for your workplace injury. We will carefully go over the circumstances of your accident to identify all possible liable parties and discuss your legal options for compensation. Workers’ compensation benefits are typically far less than the damages we can help you recover in a successful personal injury lawsuit. This is particularly true if there are debilitating injuries that result in a long-term medical need and/or disability or if the accident resulted in a wrongful death.
If you believe you may have a third party claim for a workplace,contact us at (408) 289-1417 to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys have been assisting injured workers and their families for decades, and we have the skills and experience to effectively represent your interests. Our office is located in San Jose, California, and we work with clients who have been injured throughout Northern California, including San Francisco County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Sacramento County and Monterey County.