Construction accidents are accidents related to manholes, structures, ladders, heavy machinery, fire, electric shock accidents, falls, or accidents due to mechanical defects.
If the victim is an employee and the injury was caused by negligence from the employer, employee, or other collaborative employee, it is a worker’s compensation, and a third party is allowed to file a lawsuit against the three exemptions. California’s employee casualty insurance can sue for three exemptions from employees. California’s employee casualty insurance applies to anyone who is an employee.
If the victim is an employee with a general contract, the employee’s accident insurance is applied. If the employee is an employee of an independent contract or a third party, then it is applied to a third party lawsuit. It is important to find out whether the victim is an employee or a third party contractor. Whether they are W2 or 1099, whether they are paid in cash or check payment, whether the employment time is determined by the employer or by independent contract. Whether you use the employer’s working tools or if you provide your own. Long story short, these are all factors that will affect your court case.
Lawyers always have to deal with employment status because the compensation depends on whether they are directly employed or not. Compensation for employee accident insurance is specific for each item in the relevant provisions, and lawsuits against third parties are not limited by these regulations. For example, if a person breaks their leg at the workplace, the employee will be compensated according to the employee’s accident insurance provisions and if the lawsuit is against a third party, compensation will be made in consideration of medical expenses, degree of suffering, damage, loss of income, etc. In general, compensation for lawsuits against third parties are often greater than compensations for employee accident insurance.