Industrial Accident Lawyer

Getting Compensation Beyond Workers' Comp

Although workers' compensation benefits are intended to serve as the primary source of financial recovery for people injured at work, the workers' comp system generally prohibits an employee from suing an employer for negligence resulting in a severe accident. At The McClellan Law Firm, our experience with the investigation and presentation of complex injury claims against manufacturers of dangerous products gives injured workers an alternative approach to accident compensation that covers a much broader range of damages.

Need a San Diego Industrial Accident Attorney?

If you or a loved one has been injured in an industrial accident or other serious workplace injury, it may be possible to seek compensation beyond workers' compensation. To learn if our San Diego industrial injury lawyer can help with your case, call (619) 215-1488. In many cases, we will be able to identify a defendant who can be held liable for your lost income, future treatment expenses, and pain and suffering, even while your workers' compensation benefits application is pending or being paid.

Our Experience in Handling Industrial Accident Claims

With a carefully limited caseload that allows us to work closely and intensively with our clients and a team of forensic professionals from many disciplines, we can investigate and present a claim for significant damages in industrial, construction and other workplace accident claims.

Common claims include the following:

  • Burn injuries suffered in industrial explosions
  • Toxic chemical exposure injuries at refineries or factories
  • Electrical accidents involving unmarked or exposed high-voltage power boxes
  • Industrial machinery accidents involving punch presses, food service equipment, and more
  • Forklift injuries or other accidents suffered in warehouses, on loading docks or at freight terminals
  • Falls from heights or stairwells in poorly maintained industrial or commercial buildings
  • Truck accidents suffered on the job by truck drivers or other commercial drivers

Helping Injured Industrial Workers in San Diego

Our lawyers have achieved verdicts and settlements worth in excess of $1 million each in more than 90 cases. This record reflects our ability to make an effective presentation of the facts indicating both the defendant's liability and the extent of your damages. Our past success also enables us to commit the forensic resources necessary to develop your claims to maximum effect at our own risk. In other words, just like our attorney's fees, we recover the expenses we've advanced only when we settle or win your case.

To learn more about our ability to help you achieve the damages you need, contact a Southern California personal injury attorney at The McClellan Law Firm for a free consultation. Call (619) 215-1488 today.

  • Endorced by the Inner Circle of Advocates

    Craig McClellan is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Craig McClellan was voted Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation by Best Lawyers for 2019.

  • Best Lawyers in America 2020

    Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1993.

  • 2020 Best Law Firms

    Our firm has been consistently selected to the list of Best Law Firms by U.S. News and Best Lawyers as a Tier 1 law firm.

  • Craig McClellan earned one of the top 10 medical malpractice settlements in California, securing a $9,000,000 settlement for a client.

  • Top 10 Settlements

    Craig McClellan & Conor Hulburt earned one of the top 10 premises liability settlements in California, securing a $3,175,850 settlement for a client.

  • Craig McClellan selected to Super Lawyers list, Top 10 San Diego Attorneys

    Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2007, and earned the most votes of ANY lawyer for 2019 in San Diego.

  • 2019 AV Preeminent Peer Rated

    Attorney McClellan earned a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his achievements.

  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

    Craig McClellan is listed as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Business Litigation, Personal Injury, and Product Liability.

  • Craig McClellan is rated 10.0 on Avvo - Top rated Personal Injury Lawyer

    Attorney McClellan has a 10/10 “Superb” rating, the highest rating an attorney can receive from Avvo.

  • BBB Accredited Business

    The firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest possible rating offered by the organization.

  • Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Commercial Litigation Tier 1, 2016

    The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Best Lawers "Best Law Firms" - Personal Injury Litigation Plaintifs Tier 1, 2016

    The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Personal Injury in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Product Liability Tier 1, 2016

    The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Product Liability in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

    Attorney McClellan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and previously served on its Board of Directors.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

    Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan named “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

    Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan named Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

    Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

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