Construction sites often involve dangerous machinery and heights and can be hazardous for both workers and passersby. When you suffer an injury, you may have options to pursue compensation.
Helping You Recover Against A Negligent Third Party
At the Law Office of Steven Shulman, our attorneys recover damages for those injured in construction site accidents on Long Island and throughout the greater New York City metro area. If your injury was caused by faulty or hazardous equipment or conditions or negligent property owners or contractors, we will pursue a personal injury claim against the parties responsible for your injuries.
Construction Sites Pose Serious Dangers
Anyone passing a building or roadway under construction can understand the potential dangers that a construction site poses. Injuries can occur due to:
- Falling debris or tools
- Falling from collapsing ladders or scaffolding
- Accidents from powerful or heavy machinery, including bulldozers, cranes and more
- Accidents from hand tools, including saws, hammers and the like
- Failure to be provided with safety equipment
- Chemical exposure
- Poorly trained workers
Due to the nature of job sites and equipment used, injuries from construction site accidents are often catastrophic or even fatal. Spine and head injuries, loss of limbs, and internal injuries are common. Because multiple parties are often involved, insurance issues can be complicated. You need an experienced attorney to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Construction accidents often involve a fall from a height and the injuries sustained can be truly horrible, including paralysis. Questions regarding a worker’s conduct and safety equipment will be asked. An insurance company may try to blame you for the accident. That’s why you need an experienced lawyer by your side.
Workers’ Compensation And Financial Recovery
Your employer is required to provide you with workers’ compensation coverage, which will pay for your medical treatment and lost wages. However, this coverage may not be sufficient to compensate you for your injuries.
Construction site accidents can involve multiple parties, including property owners, general contractors, construction managers, contractors and material suppliers. If your accident was caused by someone other than your employer, you can pursue a claim against the responsible party so that you may be properly compensated for your injuries.
Construction sites often abut sidewalks, roads or other public spaces and bystanders and pedestrians can be injured. Clearly, no one standing or driving by a construction site should be injured. If you are, we will bring a claim against the responsible party for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages.
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We provide one-on-one guidance when you need it most. Schedule a free consultation at our New York office with one of our lawyers to learn how we can assist you. Call us at 631-910-5100 or send us an email.
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