Southern California Workplace Injury Lawyers
Helping Work Accident Injury Victims
If you have been injured at work because of the negligence of someone other than your employer, you may have a right to file a civil suit for damages in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. If you have been hurt while working, you need an experienced and aggressive attorney to protect your interests.
The law firm of Kerr & Sheldon, has represented work accident injury victims throughout Southern California since 1979. Because of our reputation for successful and aggressive advocacy, a large portion of our clients are referred by other lawyers, doctors and chiropractors, and by former clients. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
The California workers’ compensation laws generally provide the only means of recovery for workers in claims against their employers. The statute identifies specific dollar amounts that can be recovered for specific injuries. If you have been injured because of the negligence of someone other than your employer, or worked on a job as an independent contractor or as an employee of a company that provided contract services to another company, you are not necessarily limited to the recovery provided in the workers’ compensation statutes.
We have seen third party liability for work accidents in a number of situations:
- Employees of a subcontractor on a construction job may have a right to sue the general contractor or the owner of the building for negligence
- A delivery vehicle driver, including a local newspaper delivery person, may have a right to sue the owner of the property to which goods are delivered or the owner of the goods being delivered
- An employee may be able to sue an independent contractor whose employee acted negligently
- An injured worker may be able to sue the third party owner or lessor of defective equipment or machinery, such as a forklift.
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At Kerr & Sheldon, we take all work accident injury claims on a contingency basis. We do not charge any fee until we have recovered money for your injury. We also advance all costs and expenses, so that you pay nothing at all until your case is resolved.
If you want experienced personal injury lawyers to aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for your work accident injury, contact Kerr & Sheldon, A Professional Law Corporation, to schedule a free case evaluation. If you are unable to travel because of your injury, we will come to you.