Sacramento, California is known to have several different factories and facilities that produce various goods for all parts of California and the United States. Sacramento contributes heavily to the California economy since it is known for its agricultural facilities, along with manufacturing goods. Many Sacramento residents work in these factories and facilities. Although there are several regulations in place that create protocols and safety precautions in these factories, factory accidents are still likely to result.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a factory in Sacramento, contact our attorneys for a free one-on-one case evaluation to discuss how may be entitled to compensation for these injuries. Based on what you were doing at the time of the incident, and the position that you had, you could recover compensation through a worker’s compensation claim, or a lawsuit. Our Sacramento factory injury attorneys know what it takes to make sure our clients get the justice they deserve. 

Factory injuries can be very severe, leaving many with permanent disabilities and unable to return to work. In that case, you need a top-rated and experienced attorney on your side.

How much is my Sacramento factory injury lawsuit worth?

Each type of lawsuit has a different value to it. This value is determined by several different factors. Our attorneys are not able to give an exact amount of how much your factory injury lawsuit in Sacramento is worth until we have heard all the significant details of your case. During a case evaluation with our Heidari Law Group attorneys, we will discuss various different factors, including:

  • Where the accident took place
  • The injuries you suffered
  • Whether you are still getting treated for your injuries
  • Whether you were an employee at the time of the accident
  • Whether there were other eyewitnesses present at the time of the accident
  • What caused the injuries

Although this may seem pretty simple, there is significant research and investigation that goes into each step. All these answers are not simple response and may take months to figure out. For example, at first, your injuries may seem minor. However, different symptoms may resurface days later, pointing to a more serious injury such as migraines and traumatic brain injuries

It is also very important to do an in-depth investigation to determine the responsible party. The responsible party plays a heavy role in what steps you should take to get compensated. In the event that your employer is responsible, you may be able to file a worker’s compensation claim. If there were other third parties responsible, you may be able to file a lawsuit.

What are the different types of factories in Sacramento?

  • Food: Sacramento is known for its diverse agricultural farms, and has several different types of food processing factories, including those for fruits and dairy.
  • Breweries: Beer factories are also well known in Sacramento.
  • Aerospace manufacturing: Sacramento has several aerospace factories that produce various types of parts, including semiconductors and parts for medical at-home devices.
  • Vehicle manufacturing: There are several vehicle factories located in the northern California area, that are known to create various parts, such as vehicle semiconductors.
  • Construction factories: Several factories in Sacramento produce construction equipment, such as cranes and concrete.
  • Textile factories: There are many apparel factories in Sacramento.
  • Printing factories: There are publishing companies in Sacramento that print newspapers and magazines.

If you have been an employee injured in any of the above factories, you may have a right to file a claim for your injuries. Call us today to discuss.

Can I file a workers’ compensation claim for my Sacramento factory injuries?

Workers compensation is a very specific type of claim that allows employees who are injured on the job to file a claim to get compensated. Workers compensation claim has several requirements that an employee must have to meet, including:

  • The employee is considered an employee in the factory.  This means that the employee was not considered a freelance or independent contractor.
  • The employee was on the job at the time of the factory injury this means that the employee was clocked on and doing their work responsibilities at the time of the incident.
  • The employee was injured in the factory. There may be no other contributing factors to the injuries.

If you were injured by your employer, you could hold your employer responsible through your workers’ compensation claim. But, workers’ compensation limits your right to then file a lawsuit against your employer.  You can however file a lawsuit against other third parties that may have contributed to your Sacramento factory injuries.

Can I file a lawsuit for my Sacramento factory injuries?

Although you may not be able to file a lawsuit against your employer if you have recovered workers’ compensation benefits, you could recover compensation from other third parties who may be responsible for your Sacramento factory injuries. For example, other third parties may include:

  • Product manufacturer: if a product manufacturer created a defective product that caused your factory injuries in Sacramento, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer for product liability. Product liability is very in-depth lawsuit that asserts the product had a defect at the time of the incident. You must show exactly what defect the product had. Various defects include failure to warn of defects, design defects, and manufacturing defects. For example, if the conveyor belt in the factory had a defect, snapped, and led to injuries, you may have a claim for a manufacturing defect.
  • Third-party maintenance companies: Usually, factories outsource there repairs and maintenance to third party companies. These third party companies are then responsible in making sure that all the equipment in the factories are properly maintained. If the equipment is not properly maintained and it leads to injuries, then you may have a right to file a lawsuit against this third party. 
  • Third party employees: you may be able to hold third-party employees responsible if they took intentional actions against you. For example, you may be able to hold the factory responsible if you have experienced negligence from another employee. But, when the other employee took part in intentional acts, such as assault and battery, you may be able to hold the third-party employee responsible for this intentional harm.

Sacramento Factory Injury Lawyer Near Me

That is why you should have an experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyer on your side to make sure that you get the care you need. Give us a call today to set up a one-on-one case evaluation. Evaluation is a great way to get to know our Sacramento lawyers, while also determining what steps you should take. The steps you should take are very crucial, and taking the wrong step could lead to losing your right to file a lawsuit. 

Our successful Sacramento attorneys have a track record of making sure that responsible parties and factory injury accidents are held accountable. As demonstrated above, there are several different parties that may be responsible, and filing a lawsuit against the appropriate party is important. Contact us immediately, since there are time limits that vary by jurisdiction and circumstance.