Workplace Accidents

When you enter your workplace each day, you have the right to expect that certain protective measures have been put in place to keep you from harm. Whether you work in the construction industry, the maritime industry, or a commercial, industrial or office setting you should feel safe from a work-related injury.

This is, however, not always the case. The workplace can be very dangerous and injuries can occur in an instant or over time through cumulative trauma or occupational exposures. A lawyer is often necessary to help you get the benefits or compensation you deserve through a workers' compensation case or personal injury case.

A Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist For Your California Workers' Comp Claim

A workplace accident generally triggers a workers' compensation claim at a minimum. A workers' compensation claim may provide various benefits, including medical treatment, temporary disability benefits and permanent disability benefits. But, sometimes other remedies are available, and it is important to consult an attorney who is knowledgeable about all injury remedies.

Third-Party Personal Injury Suits

An experienced lawyer can take a look at your situation and may discover other options for you. At Butler Viadro, LLP, the attorneys can often identify a "third party" (i.e., someone other than a co-employee of the employer) that caused the injury.

Where an injury is actually caused by some actor other than the employer — another contractor, subcontractor, maintenance company, product manufacturer or property owner — we may be able to file a third-party claim (i.e., personal injury lawsuit) and seek recovery for all of your damages such as your wage loss, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Given the relatively limited benefits available in the workers' compensation setting, it can be very important to identify such additional remedies.

Butler Viadro, LLP's attorneys are highly experienced in both workers' compensation and personal injury cases. Most firms practice only workers' compensation or personal injury law. A few firms have lawyers where some practice workers' compensation and others practice personal injury law. And, even fewer firms have lawyers who individually both practice workers' compensation and personal injury law. Butler Viadro, LLP, is one of those unique firms. Thus, regardless of how the work injury occurred, Butler Viadro, LLP, will look at the facts and laws that apply, helping you achieve the best possible results through legal action.

Our legal team represents work accident victims, helping them hold negligent workers and companies accountable for the harm caused. We often discover that your work accident was truly caused by defective products or negligent subcontractors or other third parties. When we do, we take action against those parties.

The lawyers at Butler Viadro, LLP, work tirelessly to achieve the best results we can for our clients. Our hard work has earned us an exceptional reputation in the legal community. Both of our partner attorneys are AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell. The partners at Butler Viadro, LLP, have also been selected for inclusion for the last several years in California Super Lawyers as being among the top attorneys in California.

Contact Our Experienced Workplace Accident Attorneys

To contact the attorneys at Butler Viadro, LLP, call us at 510-907-9577 or 888-353-2158 toll-free or simply complete our online contact form. Consultations about your work injury are free and confidential. Cases are handled on contingency, which means that you owe us no attorney fees unless we collect compensation for you.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.