Every job has its risks. Construction workers face more than their share — some might say they face more than most other workers.
In the course of an ordinary day’s work, most of the risks can be anticipated and prevented. Workers can be responsible for taking proper safety precautions and employers can fulfill their obligations by providing the necessary equipment and training.
But worker safety can never be fully guaranteed. Sometimes, something out of the ordinary happens. As an example, there’s the story of a shooting that occurred in Chino. According to reports, a construction worker was on the site of a small-business renovation project when a masked gunman entered the premises and shot him in the head.
Fortunately, the bullet just grazed the worker’s head and at the time of this post he is said to be recovering. But the case does reflect that the source of injury in the work place can come from the most unexpected of places. And it should also be noted that, regardless of the source, if a construction worker suffers injury while on the job, the right to seek compensation through the workers’ compensation system likely exists.
This is something that our firm understands and appreciates. We stand ready to listen to the details of your case and advise you about your options regarding the filing of a claim. If workers’ compensation fails to provide the full measure of coverage required to get you back on your feet and to work, there may be reason to pursue a third-party claim.
Our main goal in any case will be to achieve the greatest level of compensation possible. Your call is welcomed.