If you sustain an injury while working at a construction site, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Initially, you would go about filing a workers’ compensation claim to cover your medical treatment and lost wages but the status of your claim request and the severity of your injury will help you determine when to hire an attorney for your work-related or construction site injury.
Get free legal advice from a skilled construction accident lawyer in Long Island, New Yor following your construction accident that will help you determine if you can recover for property damage, medical costs, lost earnings, future loss of earnings and earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
Construction accidents are largely common in New York but pursuing legal action against those responsible including your employer can be complicated and thats where a skilled construction accident attorney comes in. The legal office of Darren T. Moore conducts independent accident investigations to determine the full extent of your damages and help you win a hefty settlement.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revealed that the construction industry was responsible for one in every five workplace deaths in 2020, higher than any other private-sector occupation. Three of the top five most-cited OSHA regulations in 2019-2020 were connected to construction site fall injuries.
Construction accidents can occur in a variety of circumstances. The following are some examples of common construction accidents:
If you were hurt onsite, a legal representative who specializes in New York’s construction labor law can help you file a claim while you focus on recovering.
The settlement factors for a construction accident are firstly, the liability portion, who is at fault, were you using a defective ladder, was the scaffolding feet not locked, were you operating dangerous power equipment like saws? Secondly, what are the extent of your injuries, did you fracture any bones, lose any limbs, tear any ligaments. How much have lost in wages? How much will you lose going forward? Were you paying into any annuity or pension? Medical expenses can quickly build up following a construction accident and even small injuries can keep you from working. A sudden loss of income might make it difficult to meet your daily bills, let alone the costs of your injury.
If you are injured on a New York construction site, you may seek:
Compensation from Workers' compensation. Bare in mind that Workers' compensation or WC will only pay for medical expenditures including treatment, lost wages up to $1,125.46 as of July 1, 2022 and disability
Compensation from a negligent third party (e.g., owner, general contractor, sub contractor) - see below
When you bring a lawsuit, you may be able to get compensation for:
Pain and Suffering
Medical expenses both past and future
Anxiety and depression are examples of emotional suffering
Loss of enjoyment in life
Scarring and disfigurement
Loss of consortium for a spouse
Don't accept anything less than the full value of your case. A workplace injury lawyer can quantify your injuries and how they may affect your life in order to determine how much your case is truly worth.
You can sue for compensation for your injury and injury-related expenses in the state of New York. The expansion of being able to sue a third party can be discussed in your initial meeting with our Long Island construction accident attorney. Third parties may include the following under the New York Labor Law:
It is the responsibility of the parties to keep construction sites safe by providing proper safety provisions, a clean, tidy, hazard free site and proper equipment. A third-party claim has the potential to provide far more compensation than a workers' compensation claim. Many accident-related damages, such as pain and suffering for example, are not covered by workers' compensation.
Outside of construction accident claims, this firm represents clients in a range of personal injury cases involving vehicle, truck, and premises incidents. In each of these cases, we have obtained sizable settlements, and we are still working to become the top construction accident attorney on Long Island. The following reviews were shared by our previous construction clients:
“Darren represented me in a construction accident case. I got a very bad injury to the foot one day on the job site, and Darren helped get me through what was a difficult period in my life. He is an amazing attorney, and his knowledge of construction accident law is second to none. "He got a great result for me, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a construction accident attorney.”
“Darren was involved from day 1 and is there for me today (even though my case settled) when I have questions. My case settled for over a million dollars. As a lawyer, he takes no prisoners and he drives defending attorneys/insurance companies crazy because he wants justice for his clients and will not get pushed around, but as a man he is a gentleman that truly wants the best for his clients.”
“Darren is one of the best lawyers I have come across. He has always kept it straight and not running around. always available if you need to get in contact with him. Gives out his personal number to be reached so there is no holding or waiting. The settlement came in way faster than I expected. Darren is really recommended by me if you are serious about your case and he is transparent about everything. That way you are well informed. Thanks Darren.”
Do you know what to do if your workers’ compensation claim isn’t enough to compensate you for your medical treatment, injuries and suffering? Are you entitled to bring both a workers’ compensation claim and a 3rd party action? The law office of Darren T. Moore can help you in any aspect of your workplace construction injury case.
The dedicated support of a construction accident lawyer in Long Island may expedite the process and boost the chances of your lawsuit obtaining favorable results. You deserve help understanding your legal options for financial recovery. Contact us today to begin with a free consultation!