The Sacramento Bee reports that a crane collapsed at a small Sacramento area amusement park. Two workers were injured in the accident. Safety officials have been called to investigate the workplace accident.
If you have been injured in any type of accident – such as an amusement park accident or workplace accident – it is important to speak to a knowledgeable Stockton personal injury lawyer to discuss the incident and protect your right to obtain compensation.
Here, two workers were working on the towering Scandia Screamer ride when the crane they were on, as well as part of the ride, fell over. The accident left two park employees dangling by safety harnesses, badly injuring one. The crane operator – who was not a park employee – also suffered personal injuries.
Where workplace accidents occur, many issues of liability arise. In some instances, those injured may file worker’s compensation claims against their employer, regardless of fault. In these situations, workers are paid a percentage of their salary to cover disability payments. Employers are shielded from civil lawsuits, but the payments workers receive are often too low to fully cover medical bills and other expenses. In other situations, it may be possible to file a civil lawsuit against a third party – such as a contractor who was on the work site or a manufacturer of faulty equipment – in order to obtain adequate payment. In a third party lawsuit you may be able to recover pain and suffering, medical expenses, future damages and enjoyment of life.
An experienced Stockton work related accident lawyer can advise you regarding the type of action you may be able to file if you have been hurt at work. For more information, or if you have suffered any type of personal injury, contact the experienced Stockton personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Frederick J. Sette for a free consultation.