Your Rights If You Are Injured in a NYC Construction Site Accident
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous professions in the country. Thousands of construction workers are injured at job sites each year. Unfortunately, many of these accidents and preventable injuries are caused by negligence, inadequate safety protocols, and a failure to follow state or federal regulations.
At Siegel & Coonerty, we represent the brave workers who have been injured at construction sites throughout New York City. Our dedicated legal team helps to ensure that negligent building owners, contractors, and others are held responsible for their wrongdoing. If you or a loved one were injured at a NYC construction site, contact our office at (212) 532-0532 to speak directly with an experienced attorney.
Who Can I Sue If I Am Injured at a Construction Site?
Depending on the circumstances of your injuries, you may be able to sue one or more parties after a construction site accident.
Parties that may be held liable for construction site injuries:
- - The owner of the property
- - A general contractor
- - A negligent worker or subcontractor
- - The project owner
- - An architect or engineer
- - The manufacturer of defective machinery or equipment
It is important to discuss your case with a construction accident lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help determine whether you should pursue a claim through workers’ compensation or file a third-party lawsuit against a liable party.
Can I Sue My Employer If I Am Injured at a Construction Site?
In most cases, a worker injured on the job would file a workers’ compensation claim against their employer. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover a portion of your losses related to your workplace injury, including medical care, lost wages, and loss of use or permanent disability. There are also survivor benefits for individuals who have lost a loved one.
A lawyer can help determine your legal options; this includes filing a workers’ compensation claim against your employer and pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent third party.
New York City Labor Laws
New York City has strict labor laws which may aid an individual seeking compensation for construction-related injuries. The labor laws are designed to protect construction workers and others from injury or death. Any violation of these labor laws by a third party may result in liability.
If you sustained an injury as a result of a labor law violation, such as insufficient scaffolding protection, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. In order to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries, you need an experienced attorney. Compensation for construction site injuries may include money for your medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and more.
Injured at a NYC Construction Site? Contact Our Office
If you or someone you love was injured at a construction site, contact our office for a free consultation. Call (212) 532-0532 now to determine whether you have a workers’ compensation case or should file a claim for damages against a third party.
Our legal team has recovered millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We handle matters on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no fees unless we win. Get the compensation and justice you deserve. Call now to get started.