No matter how well a construction site is organized and run, there will always be lots of danger for the workers who are on location. No matter what precautions you take as an individual, or that all of the organizations on the construction site take as a collective, you are exposed to many different hazards throughout the day, no matter what your role is on the site. Therefore, injuries are an unfortunate reality of the construction industry.
If you have been injured on a construction site, one of the best steps that you can take after addressing your injuries and immediate safety is to contact an experienced New York construction lawyer to learn more about your rights and options in this situation. You will likely be working through a workers’ compensation claim in order to collect compensation for your expenses, but even if you are dealing with what seems to be a fairly rigid system, you will still find that it is exceptionally frustrating as you try to advocate for your rights and your needs. When you are represented by the team at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, you can be confident that we are taking every necessary step to ensure that you are getting the care and attention that you need, and most importantly, the money that you deserve.
Read more to learn about how construction accidents are typically handled in New York, and contact us now to get started on your own case. The following information is intended to provide a general overview of the situation, but to get a complete idea of your own situation, we offer a free initial consultation. During this consultation, you will be able to speak directly with an experienced legal professional about the circumstances that caused your accident, the extent of your injuries, and the steps that you have already taken. Additionally, we will be able to explain our process to you, discuss past clients that we have represented in similar situations, and discuss what we think may be the best path forward to ensure that you get what you need.
There is any number of ways where you may be injured or put at risk while you are visiting or working at a construction site, and while the following list is made up of some common injuries, we understand that your case is unique regardless of what happened. Contact us to discuss the specifics of your situation, so that we can give you advice and guidance on how we can work together to move forward effectively.
Scaffolding is typically built by specialists who are well-versed in the safety standards of their trade. However, this does not mean that their work is always perfect, and improper installation or maintenance can lead to serious injury.
Construction sites rely on experienced and responsible operators to make sure that the heavy machinery in use is safe for everyone in the vicinity of the work being done. A negligent or irresponsible heavy machinery operator can put tens or hundreds of people at risk of serious, and even life-threatening injury.
Construction sites have rigorous safety standards for workers who are performing tasks at heights, using ladders, traversing scaffolding, or any number of other circumstances where an individual is at a dangerous height that puts them at risk of injury. Falling can be disastrous, especially when it happens as a result of negligence or improper safety standards set forth by the site managers.
When there are many different projects and tasks taking place at once on a job site, it is often difficult or even impossible for each worker to be aware of what sort of hazards are in their vicinity. Therefore, it is up to each worker who is engaging in a high-risk task, sometimes involving hazardous chemicals or dangerous toxins, to make sure that they follow all safety procedures in order to protect the health of all workers around them.
In the majority of situations, a construction accident is covered by workers’ compensation, which legally bars the victim from filing a lawsuit or seeking additional compensation from their employer or the negligent party for the accident. However, you are able to file a workers’ compensation claim no matter how the injury was caused, whether or not you are able to prove negligence or place blame.
Although you are not able to sue your employer, you may be able to identify third party participants who are partially or fully responsible for your injuries, and you may be able to seek additional compensation from them as a result of their actions. In order to get the best understanding of your options, we strongly recommend that you contact us for your free initial consultation as soon as possible.
Whether or not you are able to file lawsuits against any third parties, or if you are simply filing a claim through your employer’s workers compensation plan, the best way to make sure that you are getting the care and attention that you need is with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. When you are working with the team at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, we will handle every step of your claims process so that you can focus on getting better without the negative impacts that stress has on your recovery process. The workers’ compensation claims process is fairly straightforward, but there is a lot of paperwork and bureaucracy that needs to be considered in order to make sure that you file in a timely manner, and that all damages and impacts are considered before your final payment is issued.
Contact us today to discuss your situation, the steps that you may have already taken, and learn about how we can help you move forward regardless of whether or not you are eligible to file a lawsuit against any of the responsible parties. Our experience with construction-related litigation lawyers in New York City will be a major asset to your case.