Construction Accident

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Modesto, CA Construction Accident Lawyer

Builders and subcontractors on construction sites in California face some of the most dangerous working conditions in America. Every year, as many as 10 percent of all construction workers will suffer an injury that results in time away from the job. In most cases, the injured worker is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits for medical treatment and lost earnings. But many families soon discover that the wage benefits are not enough to cover the full extent of financial damages.

At Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger, we believe you have the right to fight for more. We are not a workers’ compensation law firm. If your injury was the result of negligence on the part of the property owner, a manufacturer of a defective construction vehicle or power tool, or a subcontractor on-site, we sue for additional money damages by pursuing a third-party claim on your behalf.

What Is a Third-Party Claim?

Under California law, injured construction workers collecting workers’ compensation benefits are typically not entitled to seek further compensation from their employer. However, if the construction worker can show that another party, besides the employer, was responsible for the job site accident and extent of injuries, he or she may sue for additional money damages for the full extent of the medical care, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. A third-party lawsuit is often the only way an injured worker and his or her family can recover the full extent of financial damages.

Our attorneys believe in your right to full and fair compensation following a construction accident injury in California. We have experience representing injured builders and subcontractors in construction accident third-party claims such as:

  • Fall injuries from unsafe and defective scaffolding and ladders
  • Injuries or wrongful death resulting from a crane accident or hoist accident
  • Injuries from defective power tools and table saws
  • Injuries caused by negligent drivers of construction trucks and vehicles
  • Injuries resulting from falling tools, materials and building products
  • Electrical shock and burn injuries
  • Injuries from all types of construction site accidents

Our Modesto construction accident lawyers provide legal advice and representation for clients throughout the Central Valley region and Northern California. Call us at (209) 340-1110 or contact us by e-mail to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced Modesto construction accident lawyer today.


“This firm exemplifies how a multi-faceted group of attorneys can work together to achieve positive results.”

- James M.
Case Results

We fight tirelessly to make sure we gain the best possible results for our clients.

  • Broadside Motor Vehicle Accident

    Recovered the policy limits when client was broadsided in an intersection.

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  • Business Dispute

    Recovered $3,300,000 in buy-out and settlement of minority business owners in breach of fiduciary duty obligations of entity management action.

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  • Business Dispute

    Recovered $1,200,000 in income producing property in family business dispute action alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary against majority owner family members wherein all income payments and distributions to client had ceased for multiple years.

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  • Car Accident

    $8,500,000 recovery. Client was rear-ended on the freeway and suffered catastrophic injuries.

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  • Dog Bite

    Plaintiff was bitten on the hand by his employer’s dog.

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