Carpentry is by nature both an exciting and a risky occupation. A master carpenter has the vocational satisfaction of building objects and structures that did not exist before and seeing them put to good use.
A carpenter is often precariously located on roofs, on ladders and in tight places using power equipment. Were you or was your loved one seriously injured while working as a carpenter at a construction site or when doing remodeling or repairs? If the injury victim in a carpentry accident was an employee at the time, there is likely to be a workers compensation case. However, a third party – someone other than the employer or employee – may also be responsible, and other insurance coverage may apply.
Whether the carpenter was an employee or a subcontractor working for himself, it is important to conduct a detailed investigation of the scene and circumstances of the accident to determine whether there is third party liability. Was an equipment manufacturer or another subcontractor to blame? Was a property owner negligent?
Possible situations leading to the carpentry accident include the following:
Whatever your circumstances and whatever your injuries — head injury, back injury, burns or amputation — you owe it to yourself and your future to pursue compensation aggressively. If you are a family member seeking direction after an accidental death on a building site, our lawyer is ready to advise you on how to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to file a wrongful death claim against any liable party.
Contact us online or call 408-293-7777 to speak with an experienced carpentry accident lawyer in San Jose at the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, and learn how we can help after any type of construction accident or industrial accident.
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