If you were injured in a construction accident caused by a company's negligence or by another person, you may be entitled to lodging a third-party injury claim. In California, it is possible to lodge a third-party claim against the individual(s) responsible. For example, if a worker fell from an improperly designed scaffolding, he can claim workers' compensation and file a third-party claim against the manufacturer of the scaffolding. Workers' compensation only pays two-thirds of a worker's lost wages. In a third-party claim, it could be possible to recover 100% of lost wages, medical costs, future costs, pain, suffering and more. Workers, who are partially at fault, can still lodge a third-party claim. The amount of compensation is dependent on the percentage of responsibility for the accident. For example, if the worker is 25% responsible they will receive 75% of the total settlement. We work closely with your third-party attorney to maximize your benefits in your workers’ compensation case. If you or a loved one was injured on the job, consult with a qualified Pleasanton work injury attorney at Robbins, Strunk & Cramer for a consultation about your potential case.