New York City Personal Injury Law Blog
FAQs about Construction Accidents
Posted on Aug 23, 2017 in Construction Accidents
According to the OSHA, there were 4,836 deaths that occurred on the job in 2015 across the United States – 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. This means that on average, there were over 93 deaths each week and over 13 deaths every day.
Out of 4,379 worker deaths in private industry, 21.4% or 937 were a result of construction accidents – this means that 1 in 5 worker fatalities in 2015 were in construction.
Frequently Asked Questions about Construction Accidents
Q: Do I have a case if I injured myself on a construction site?
A: If the landowner or construction company, i.e. the responsible party, failed in their duty to maintain and secure the site and their negligence resulted in your injury, then you may have a case. You should consult a legal representative with experience in handling construction accident cases as they will be able to provide you with the information you need to determine the best course of action.
Q: When someone is injured at a construction site, who can be held responsible?
A: Because so many people with a vested interest in the site are involved in construction, it can be difficult to determine who exactly is responsible when someone is injured – this is why you need a thorough and amazing legal pro. From the landowner to the manufacturers of the equipment used and everyone in between, all contribute in some way to the management of the site. A marvelous construction accident lawyer will investigate and raise the appropriate questions to find out who is ultimately responsible when construction accidents occur.
Q: After being injured at the construction I work in, I was told that I do not have a case due to workers’ compensation laws. Is this true?
A: Laws pertaining to workers’ compensation are specific and do inhibit the ability of an employee to sue when they are injured on the job. Lawyers who are well-versed and experienced in workers’ compensation can conduct a thorough investigation into the exact circumstances of the accident. Many construction accidents are caused by different parties, such as subcontractors, who contributed to the circumstances.
Q: Do laws for injured construction workers vary from one state to another?
A: Yes, injured construction workers laws vary from state to the other. This is why it is extremely important to seek legal counsel from a stellar legal pro practicing in your state – this is how you can achieve the best possible outcome.
Q: I was injured at a construction site and workers’ compensation is paying me while I am recovering. Do I still need a legal representative? If so, why?
A: Injured employees are provided compensation by workers’ compensation. However, due to the nature of some injuries, it is unfortunately not enough to cover all of the expenses as well as lost income. This is where it is important to seek legal counsel from an attorney. The details of the construction accident need thorough investigation in order to determine the responsible party and if there is a viable claim for damages.
A Law Firm that Enjoys Winning
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, you should immediately seek the help of a personal injury lawyer experienced in handling this type of cases. Contact us at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280. Our legal counselors will ensure that your rights are protected and that you recover damages you are entitled to by law.
Call RMFW Law today! We know how to win these types of cases. Do not sign anything with any insurance company since they are not on your side. They will try to low ball you even though it may not seem that way. You deserve more money than just your medical costs. How about your missed time at work? Payment for psychological trauma? And other factors?
We have won big money for past clients, you too can be on this sparkling list. Call RMFW Law now! You have nothing to lose, we only win if you win!