Compensation For Injuries On The Job At Construction Sites
Construction sites, despite the implementation of stringent safety laws, remain some of the most dangerous work sites in the country. Employees and contractors are exposed to potential hazards on the job such as:
- Ladder and scaffolding accidents
- Trench collapses
- Crane collapse and malfunction accidents
- Falls from roofs and openings in floors
- Falling tools and equipment
- Slip-and-fall hazards
- Fires and explosions
- Electric shock
Brian J. Levy & Associates, P.C., from law offices in the Bronx and Syosset, works with construction accident victims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We can explain your rights, both as an employee and a private citizen, and help you get the funds needed to pay for your current and ongoing care needs.
Is Workers’ Compensation Enough To Cover All My Expenses?
If you are an employee injured at a construction site, you are likely covered by workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp can be extremely useful in financing immediate injury treatment and rehabilitation. In some cases, it can also assist with vocational retraining. When you accept workers’ compensation for your injuries, you give up the right to sue your employer.
However, your injury may have had multiple contributing factors, some of which were not under your employer’s control. In this case, you should talk to a New York personal injury attorney about pursuing a liability claim against a third party such as the following:
- Vendors or subcontractors whose negligence caused the accident
- Manufacturers of defective equipment contributing to your injuries
- Independent safety inspectors who overlooked injury hazards
- Property owners who didn’t advise your crew of safety problems
- Delivery services that sent cars and trucks to the job site where you were injured
Explore Your Legal Options After A Construction Site Accident
Our firm can help you navigate the complex world of workers’ compensation claims and pursue one or more personal injury lawsuits after a construction accident. To schedule a free introductory appointment, call our Syosset office at 516-496-1777 or our Bronx office at 718-423-0757 today or use our online contact form. Our offices in the Bronx and Long Island offer many conveniences.