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Every month, a reader asks one of our sponsor legal experts about a work-related issue. These building trades law professionals respond in an Organized Labor exclusive. This month’s expert is Alexandra A. Hamilton of The Veen Firm. Ask Alexandra a question at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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While employed by a subcontractor at a worksite, I was injured by an employee of a different subcontractor. What should I do?

Because you were injured at work, you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. Notify your employer and file a worker’s compensation claim. Your employer must give or mail you a claim form within one working day after learning about your injury. Contact a worker’s compensation attorney to make sure your rights are being protected and to ensure that you are getting all the benefits allowable under the law.

You also may have a civil case against the employee who injured you and/or his or her employer. There are damages in civil cases that you cannot claim in worker’s compensation, including emotional distress, pain, and suffering. You can have a worker’s compensation case and a civil case at the same time, depending on the exact circumstances of your injury. You should consult with attorneys who specialize in personal injury claims as soon as possible because there are strict rules and time limits to follow.

-Alexandra A. Hamilton, Leary Trial Team at The Veen Firm, PC
Ask Alexandra a question at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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This Month's Expert; Alexandra A. Hamilton

Alexandra Hamilton is a member of the Leary Trial Team at The Veen Firm, PC in San Francisco. Ms. Hamilton represents individuals and families who have suffered serious or fatal injuries that have a life-changing and career-altering impact. She is experienced in litigating cases involving work-site injuries, dangerous premises, auto accidents, and defective products. Ms. Hamilton has been selected to Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars list for the years 2014-2015 and has been named Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers and Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. For more information on this article, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit The Veen Firm's website at www.veenfirm.com.

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