Industrial accidents are some of the most common workers’ compensation cases. Industrial accidents can occur in fields such as construction, agriculture and natural resources extraction, manufacturing, and transportation.
Whether you have sustained broken or crushed bones, brain or spinal damage, burns, or loss of limb, our Bakersfield workers’ compensation lawyers will fight for the compensation benefits you may deserve. In some instances, an industrial injury can be brought on gradually due to working conditions (for example: asbestosis or deafness). You may even be able to file a workers’ compensation claim for mental trauma, if your work environment was especially stressful.
As an industrial worker, you can suffer harm as a result of superintendent negligence or general contractors’ neglect and unsafe acts.
If you collect workers’ compensation benefits you will not be able to sue your employer, however, if another party besides your employer was responsible for the accident, you can sue for additional money damages. Sometimes a third party may be held liable for providing defective equipment, improperly installing or maintaining equipment, or for creating an unsafe operating environment. '
In the unique situation that your employer failed to carry workers’ compensation or his behavior was especially intentional or egregious, you may be able to sue him.