Under the law in the state of California, workers are not generally permitted to sue their employers for injuries sustained on-the-job. This includes injuries occurring at construction sites. Employers can be sued for intentional wrongdoing that falls outside of the workers’ compensation framework, but otherwise workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy. An employee injured on-the-job may obtain workers’ compensation benefits without proving negligence–and may obtain benefits even in the absence of negligence or wrongdoing on the part of an employer– as long as the employee can prove the injury was job-related. These benefits, however, cover only specific losses as defined by statute including paying for medical bills and providing wage loss and disability income.
About Michael Waks
Michael Waks is an aggressive advocate for people who have suffered because of someone else’s actions. Michael decided to become a personal injury lawyer when, while clerking at a legal defense firm during law school, he witnessed and was infuriated by asbestos manufacturers spending millions to avoid taking responsibility for the egregious injuries they caused. Immediately after passing the bar, Michael opened his own firm in Long Beach, CA to help the victims of personal injury accidents get every benefit owed them under the law.