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Helping Construction Workers Get the Compensation They Deserve

Construction workers are at a higher risk of being injured on the job than workers in any other industry. If you are a construction worker who has been injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Our workers compensation attorneys can help you understand your rights and guide you through the process of filing a claim.

Construction workers are exposed to a wide range of hazards on the job, including falls, falling objects, electrocution, and more. If you are a construction worker who has been injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. At Rodich Law, our construction workers compensation lawyers can help you understand your rights and guide you through the claims process. We have helped thousands of injured workers and their families fight for the benefits they were owed, and we are prepared to fight for you, too.

Call our firm at (818) 403-3737 or contact us online to request a free, no-obligation consultation with our construction workers' compensation attorneys.

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job. In California, all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, even if they only have one employee. This insurance is designed to cover the costs of medical treatment and lost wages for injured workers. In the event that a worker is killed on the job, workers’ compensation also provides death benefits to the worker’s surviving family members.

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means that injured workers do not need to prove that their employer was negligent in order to recover benefits. In fact, even if a worker’s own negligence caused their injury, they are still entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, workers’ compensation is also the exclusive remedy for injured workers. This means that, in most cases, workers cannot sue their employer for additional damages, such as pain and suffering.

What Benefits Are Available to Injured Construction Workers?

Construction workers who are injured on the job are entitled to several different types of workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are designed to cover the costs of medical treatment and lost wages, as well as provide additional compensation for workers who have suffered a permanent disability.

Workers’ compensation benefits for injured construction workers include:

  • Medical Treatment: Workers’ compensation covers the costs of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for injured workers. This includes emergency care, hospital stays, surgeries, prescription medications, and more. Injured workers are required to see a doctor who is authorized by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider. If an injured worker sees their own doctor, they may be responsible for the costs of their medical treatment.
  • Temporary Disability Benefits: If an injured construction worker is unable to work for more than three days, they are entitled to temporary disability benefits. These benefits are equal to two-thirds of the worker’s average weekly wage, up to a maximum amount set by the state.
  • Permanent Disability Benefits: If an injured construction worker suffers a permanent disability, they may be entitled to permanent disability benefits. The amount of these benefits is based on the worker’s disability rating, which is determined by a doctor. In California, workers who suffer a permanent disability are also entitled to a supplemental job displacement benefit. This benefit provides vouchers to help cover the costs of retraining or skill enhancement if the worker is unable to return to their previous job.
  • Death Benefits: If a construction worker is killed on the job, their surviving family members are entitled to death benefits. In California, death benefits are disbursed at the rate of total temporary disability, with a minimum of $224.00 per week. You will also receive up to $10,000 in burial expenses it the injuries that resulted in your loved one's death happened after Jan. 1, 2013. Death benefits are available to the worker’s spouse, children, and other dependents.

What to Do After a Construction Accident

Construction accidents can be extremely traumatic, and it can be difficult to know what to do in the aftermath. However, taking the right steps after a construction accident is crucial to protecting your health and your right to workers’ compensation benefits.

After a construction accident, you should:

  • Get Medical Attention: If you are seriously injured, you should seek emergency medical attention right away. Even if you do not think you are seriously injured, you should still see a doctor as soon as possible. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and internal bleeding, may not be immediately apparent. Seeing a doctor will also create a record of your injuries, which can be important if you need to file a workers’ compensation claim.
  • Report the Accident to Your Employer: You should report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. In California, you have 30 days to report a work-related injury to your employer. However, you should report the accident as soon as possible. If you wait too long to report the accident, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider may argue that your injuries were not caused by the accident.
  • Get Witness Information: If there were any witnesses to the accident, you should get their contact information. They may be able to provide a statement about what happened, which can be important if you need to file a workers’ compensation claim.
  • Take Photos of the Accident Scene: If you are able to do so, you should take photos of the accident scene. This includes any equipment or machinery that was involved in the accident, as well as any safety hazards that may have contributed to the accident.
  • Follow Your Doctor’s Orders: You should follow your doctor’s orders and attend all follow-up appointments. If you do not, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider may argue that you are not as injured as you claim to be.
  • Keep a Journal: You should keep a journal of your injuries and how they are affecting your life. This can include your symptoms, your pain levels, and any limitations you are experiencing. This journal can be important if you need to file a workers’ compensation claim.
  • Consult with a Workers’ Compensation Attorney: You should consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand your rights and guide you through the claims process. They can also help you gather the evidence you need to prove your claim.

How Our Construction Workers Compensation Attorneys Can Help

Construction workers who are injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, the claims process can be complex, and many injured workers have their claims denied. At Rodich Law, our construction workers compensation lawyers can help you navigate the claims process and fight for the benefits you are owed. We have a comprehensive understanding of California workers’ compensation laws, and we know what it takes to win. We will work tirelessly to build the strongest possible case for you, and we will not back down from a fight.

Our construction workers compensation attorneys can help you with all aspects of your claim, including:

  • Investigating the Accident: We will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident to determine what happened and who is liable. This may involve reviewing your medical records, interviewing witnesses, and more.
  • Gathering Evidence: We will gather all available evidence to prove your claim, including your medical records, your employment records, and more.
  • Calculating the Full Extent of Your Damages: We will calculate the full extent of your damages, including your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. This will help us determine how much your claim is worth.
  • Negotiating with the Insurance Company: We will handle all negotiations with the insurance company, and we will not accept a lowball settlement offer. Our attorneys are skilled litigators, and we are always prepared to take a case to trial if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement.
  • Representing You in Court: If your case goes to trial, our attorneys will provide the aggressive representation you need in the courtroom. We have extensive trial experience, and we know what it takes to win.

For example, the construction industry poses inherent dangers to workers, with cumulative respiratory crystalline silica exposure (CRCSE), which is a significant risk in California. CRCSE, commonly found in stone cutters and fabricators, can lead to silicosis—a life-threatening condition causing lung inflammation and scar tissue buildup. Silicosis often necessitates a double-lung transplant, which can be challenging both to obtain and afford. 


If you or a loved one has suffered from a work injury like silicosis due to occupational exposure, seeking legal guidance from experienced workers' compensation lawyers is crucial. Contact Rodich Law who can help pursue compensation and benefits for medical expenses and treatment costs.


Can I Sue My Employer for a Construction Accident?

Construction workers who are injured on the job are generally not allowed to sue their employer for additional damages. This is because workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for injured workers. However, there are some exceptions to this rule.

What is a Third-Party Claim?

In some cases, you may be able to file a third-party claim in addition to a workers' compensation claim. A third-party claim is a type of personal injury claim that is filed against a party other than your employer. For example, if you are injured in a construction accident caused by a defective product, you may be able to file a third-party claim against the manufacturer of the product. If you are injured in a construction accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to file a third-party claim against the driver. A third-party claim can provide you with compensation for damages that are not available through workers' compensation, such as pain and suffering.

What If My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

Many workers’ compensation claims are denied. If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. However, the appeals process can be complex, and many injured workers are unable to successfully appeal a denied claim. That is why it is so important to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side. At Rodich Law, our construction workers compensation lawyers can help you appeal a denied claim and fight for the benefits you are owed. We have a comprehensive understanding of California workers’ compensation laws, and we know what it takes to win. We will work tirelessly to build the strongest possible case for you, and we will not back down from a fight.

Request a Free Consultation Today

If you are a construction worker who has been injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. At Rodich Law, our construction workers' compensation lawyers can help you understand your rights and guide you through the claims process. We have a comprehensive understanding of California workers’ compensation laws, and we know what it takes to win. We will work tirelessly to build the strongest possible case for you, and we will not back down from a fight. Our attorneys are skilled litigators, and we have a proven track record of success. We have helped thousands of injured workers and their families fight for the benefits they were owed, and we are prepared to fight for you, too.

Call (818) 403-3737 or contact us online to request a free consultation with a construction workers' compensation lawyer who can help you.