The construction industry is filled with dangerous working conditions and occupational hazards. As such, regardless of the vast number of safety precautions and intense training construction workers must undergo, the construction industry is still rife with accidents and workplace injuries. If you have been injured while on the job in the construction industry, you likely are eligible for compensation.
Construction injuries are often very serious in nature and can have an impact on your ability to work and support yourself and your family for the rest of your life. Don’t settle for second-rate legal representation when filing a worker’s compensation claim, call our Santa Maria worker’s compensation attorney and get the legal counsel you need to ensure your life-long well-being after a major accident.
Construction compensation claims can be particularly difficult if there is the possibility you were considered an independent contractor at the time of the accident. Your status as such does change the nature of your case and what benefits you may be eligible for, but your employer still retains responsibility for workplace safety, and as such you could still be eligible to receive benefits if you are injured as a result of your employment with them. Consulting with an experienced Santa Maria workers’ compensation attorney can answer any questions you may have about your individual case.