Worker in a construction accident

Construction Accident Attorneys

Have you been injured in a construction accident? Are you worried that your workers’ compensation payout will not cover your expenses?

If you suspect you may be getting shortchanged, contact the construction accident attorneys at Bennett Johnson, LLP, in Oakland or Napa, CA.

Our firm is recognized as one of the most successful law firms in Northern California and can fight for the compensation you deserve.

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The law firm of Bennett Johnson has been representing injured clients for over 40 years and is one of the most successful law firms in Northern California. We serve clients from Oakland, Napa, Santa Maria, San Francisco, and throughout the area. Contact our work injury lawyers to request a free consultation.

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Our firm works on a contingency basis in personal injury cases. That means you won't have to pay us a dime to handle a personal injury lawsuit unless we secure a jury award or settlement.

Covered by Workers' Compensation? You May Still Need a Lawyer

Following a construction site injury, your company or their insurance company may offer a settlement. If a representative of your company or their insurance company offers a settlement, seek the advice of a construction accident lawyer from the law firm of Bennett Johnson before signing anything.

Insurance companies are notorious for low-balling settlements for injured workers to save money, at your expense. If you've been injured, contact one of our construction accident attorneys as soon as possible.

If you or a family member have serious injures, our attorneys can personally visit you in your home or hospital room to provide timely counsel and assist with your compensation claim.

Our team speaks multiple languages including:

Spanish, Italian, German, and Russian

We Represent Various Types of Construction Accident Victims

Construction accident cases are complex and your path to fair compensation will differ based on your situation.

Were you injured as an employee at the site or as an independent contractor? Or were you injured as a pedestrian walking by a construction site? Each scenario could require a different legal strategy. Our construction accident lawyers can help you navigate the legal system and receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, future medical needs, and more. If a loved one has died, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Construction Employee

In most cases, California construction workers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance and not allowed to file a claim against their employers, except in specific situations.

However, if your injury was due to negligence on the part of a third party, you can file a personal injury claim against them.

For example, if you were injured because of a defective machine part, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit. If a vendor on the site failed to install scaffolding correctly and you fell, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the company contracted to provide scaffolding.

Independent Contractors

A large number of workers are considered independent workers and are not covered by workers' compensation insurance.

Independent contractors seeking compensation for an injury at a construction site have the legal right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible, including the company that is contracting for their work.


It's not just workers who can be injured at a construction site. Pedestrians and bystanders can be hit by falling objects or be the victims of an explosion on the site.

Delivery drivers bringing supplies to a construction site could also cause a car accident and injure someone.

In cases like these, you need a personal injury lawyer who has represented victims of construction site accidents to determine all the parties that could be held liable for your injuries.

Clients Recommend Us

"Excellent legal care. Achieved a settlement to my satisfaction. I would recommend Bill Johnson to anyone." Leslie, 5-Star Review
Attorneys Richard Bennett and William Johnson

Bennett Johnson, LLP

Attorneys Richard Bennett and William Johnson have practiced law for more than four decades. Since opening Bennett Johnson, LLP, in 1981, our clients have been awarded more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements. They are members of several professional legal organizations, including:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or call us at (510) 444-5020.

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