Oakland Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction work is a vital part of the United States economy, but it’s not without risk. Construction workers put themselves at serious risk every day to ensure that our office buildings, homes, restaurants, bridges, roads, and other infrastructure are ready for our daily use. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), on average, about 150,000 construction workers are injured on worksites across the country every day.
If you were injured while working on a construction site, Venardi Zurada could help you get monetary compensation from employers, insurance providers, and negligent defendants. We will evaluate whether you may be entitled to more than just workers’ compensation. If someone other than your employer or a co-employee caused your injury, you might have a significant claim for relief. Reach out to our Oakland construction accident lawyers to investigate your claims and determine the recovery you may be owed after your construction accident.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Any number of things can go wrong on a construction site. Based on our decades of personal injury experience, the Oakland construction accident legal team at Venardi Zurada can help you recover the compensation you are owed for all types of accidents that occur on construction worksites. We help injured construction workers recover after injuries including, for example:
- Slips, trips, and falls at ground level or from elevated heights
- Caught or trapped in-between objects and equipment
- Burns caused by welding equipment
- Limbs stuck in machinery
- Struck by flying, falling, or rolling objects
- Vehicle accidents on-site or while traveling between sites
- Crane accidents
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Falls caused by lack of guardrails hole-covers, and/or attendants
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals
- Electrical burns
- Collapse of scaffolding or safety apparatus
More Than Workers’ Compensation
In California, if you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. All employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance, and injured employees are entitled to coverage of their medical bills, lost wages, and disability, up to a certain extent. Workers’ compensation has its limitations, however. You are entitled to compensation for your medical costs, lost wages due to partial, full, temporary, or permanent disability, and for other related expenses, but within limits. You can only get two-thirds of your gross wages lost, for example, and you cannot recover other forms of damages such as pain and suffering or emotional distress. In order to recover for these additional damages, you must get outside of California’s workers’ compensation scheme and into the realm of personal injury.
To bring a personal injury claim after a workplace accident, you must have a case outside the standard workplace injury. You might be able to pursue a civil suit against a responsible defendant if, for example:
- Your injury was caused by intentional or reckless behavior, even of a coworker, such as a physical assault.
- Your employer did not meet their legally-mandated requirements, such as by failing to provide workers’ compensation insurance or failing to respond to your claim.
- Your injury was caused by third parties other than your employer or coworkers, such as third-party contractors, the manufacturer of a defective product, or a negligent driver.
The construction accident attorneys at Venardi Zurada will help you evaluate whether you have a claim for damages beyond those provided by workers’ compensation. You have the right to complete recovery for the injuries you sustain as a result of someone else’s negligence. Our Oakland construction injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Trusted Advice and Representation After an Oakland Construction Accident
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a construction accident in Oakland, contact the zealous and effective construction accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP. Call us today at 925-937-3900 for a free consultation, or contact us using our online form. Tell us about your case and let us see how we can help you. You only pay us if we recover the damages you are owed.
You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland litigators:
We have served Northern California for over 35 years.
Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.
In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.
We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.
We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.
We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.
We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.
We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.
There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.
Dedicated Areas of Practice
We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:
Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.
Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Sooner You Speak to an Attorney, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.
Contact the Oakland litigation attorneys at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.