Construction Accident Injury Lawyer in New York City
Construction is one of the most physically intensive industries so it is no real surprise that the construction workers are some of the most susceptible to injury. Construction ranks in the top 10 of America’s most dangerous jobs with thousands of employees harmed or killed due to injuries on the job, unsafe working conditions at the jobsite, and other factors resulting in serious medical problems. Although it is said that most catastrophes on construction sites can be prevented, when they do occur you need a qualified attorney to handle the multiple and complex aspects of these claims. Virtually all construction accidents in New York result in in a Workers’ Compensation claim. All construction companies, including General and Sub Contractors in the state of New York must have workers’ compensation insurance to compensate injured workers both financially and by providing proper health care. Too often injured workers attempt to navigate this challenging process on their own, causing themselves more stress. Having a skilled and aggressive attorney at your side can make all the difference between getting the limited benefits the insurance provider wants to give you, versus getting the maximum benefits you deserve.
Experienced Construction Accident Attorneys
Each year, NY sees hundreds, if not a large number of construction site accidents. A number of these accidents result in severe physical injury, psychological trauma, and, unfortunately, many deaths. While some injuries are purely accidental, most are the result of negligence of a third-party. In addition to claiming medical and cash benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Law, many of these accidents result in significant third-party lawsuits brought against one or more liable parties. When you cannot sue YOUR employer in New York, you can file claims against other responsible parties, including General Contractors, Sub Contractors, building & land owners, equipment owners & manufacturers and others. Whether your injury is caused by a scaffold shift or collapse, faulty or poorly placed ladders or steps, unsafe machinery, wall/ceiling/floor collapse, vehicle negligence, improper or insufficient safety measures on the job site, a claim may be brought on your behalf.
We have an incredible and experienced team of Construction attorneys who’ve fought for and won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients.
For over 50 years, our attorneys have helped workers in New York City (and the surrounding area) recover benefits from construction accidents.
There are many ways you can be hurt on the construction site- from the negligence of a General Contractor, to the actions of the Sub Contractor and everything in-between. There are also many ways you can recover money from such accidents and injuries. Our lawyers will identify the liable third-parties and bring the proper action in Court. Our trial attorneys are experienced litigators and negotiators who, on case after case, secure the maximum settlement for our clients.
Construction Accident Cases We Handle In New York City
The idea of workers’ compensation is intertwined with personal injury when it comes to construction accidents. While our attorneys are fighting to secure weekly payments and medical benefits for you under the Workers’ Compensation Law, we are also focusing on the liable parties who may be negligent in a Personal Injury suit due to the same accident.
Being one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, construction has an extremely broad definition of what a workplace injury is as there are almost infinite possibilities in regards to what could happen on the job. With an infinite amount of possibilities, the investigation may become difficult as all outside factors have to be considered, mainly by the insurance company. Examples of accidents on construction sites include:
- Worker falls from unstable scaffolding or ladders
- Scaffold and ladder collapse/ shift
- Crane collapse/shift
- Falling over debris on the construction site
- Falling from ANY height
- Wall and ceiling collapse
- Falling through floors or improperly covered spaces
- Electrical Shock.
- Falling objects
- Being pinned between, on or under materials
- Struck by vehicles
- Saw, drill & other machinery accidents
- Faulty Machinery
- Chemical burns
These are only an example of how you can be injured. Each fact pattern presents its challenges. That’s why having a professional and experienced lawyer at your side is essential to acquiring the maximum possible benefit. In additional to statutory Workers’ Compensation benefits, our experienced Personal Injury attorneys will seek the maximum benefit for you, including payment for:
- Disability and permanent injuries
- Future medical expenses, including prescription medication and home care
- Monetary damages for Pain and Suffering
- Loss of income and/or inability to earn a future income
- Death claims
- Benefits for spouse and children
Why Must I Hire a Construction Injury Lawyer in New York City ?
You can find so many reasons why you will need a skilled New York City construction lawyer on your side. An aggressive lawyer can:
- Investigate your construction accident;
- Deal directly with your employer and insurance company so you can concentrate on your recovery;
- Demand compensation for your medical expenses, lost income and more;
- Arrange a medical evaluation if your employer orders you to go back to work and you need more time to recuperate
- File a lawsuit on your behalf if your accident was caused by someone doing work for another company.
Don’t take chances with your future. Take action. Contact Savino & Smollar (212)732-3333 or visit www.savinosmollar.com
Contact a New York City Lawyer with Construction Injury Experience
Choosing a good attorney is the most important step in the start of a complicated Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation construction accident case. With many options to choose from, we feel that it is important to let our potential clients know what they are getting when they have a Savino & Smollar attorney. Our attorneys have a deep understanding for the laws surrounding construction accidents as we have handled countless cases in these areas. Our firm also has connections to a network of industry professionals that will assist investigate your accident and identify liable parties. Our attorneys will fight their hardest to keep your rights protected and also to help you try and get the best compensation possible for your injury. If you feel like you have a legitimate construction injury claim please visit our website www,savinosmollar.com or call us at our office: 212-732-3333 to discuss your situation and possible remedies.