New York City Construction Accident Attorneys
Injured in a Construction Accident in New York? Here’s What You Need to Know:
In addition to being one of the nation’s most essential industries, construction is also one of the most dangerous. New York has unique laws that allow construction workers to secure compensation for workplace injuries. An injured construction worker may make a claim for workers’ compensation benefits to cover their medical expenses and lost wages that resulted from their injury, in addition to bringing a lawsuit to recover damages for their pain and suffering and loss of benefits. Frequently, workplace injury victims can have two potential cases or claims for the same accident: a workers’ compensation claim, and a lawsuit. The H. Bruce Fischer Esq, P.C. personal injury lawyers have proven success in New York construction accident cases. We manage every aspect of each claim and case for those injured in a construction accident, including workers’ compensation claims, personal injury lawsuits, social security disability, and appeals. Nothing slips through the cracks. Our seasoned, tenacious, and well-regarded New York City construction accident attorneys are prepared to assist you and your family through each stage in the process of seeking payment after a construction accident, from the filing and managing of your workers’ compensation claim to taking your lawsuit to trial.
Proven Success in New York Construction Accident Cases
Our team of trial lawyers are some of the most highly experienced and skilled construction accident trial lawyers in New York.
Our formidable skill and proven success in handling construction accident cases in New York is evidenced in the fact that we achieve million dollar verdicts and settlements for many of our clients. In recent years, the verdicts and settlements that we win for each of our individual construction accident case clients averages over a million dollars.
Wondering if You Can Bring a Lawsuit for Your Construction Accident?
Under sections 200, 240, and 241 of the Labor Law of the State of New York, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the owner, general contractor, and other contractors or companies to receive damages for the injury suffered by you or your loved one. This information is crucial for workers who have suffered injuries related to construction site accidents because workers’ compensation benefits frequently fail to address issues such as loss of earnings and benefits. It is important to note that if your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, that employer is protected by law from lawsuits related to work accidents. You may be limited to a workers’ compensation claim. Schedule a free consultation with us to make sure you receive every possible benefit.
Labor Law 240(1) requires contractors and their agents to ensure proper protection for workers engaged in erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning, or pointing of buildings or structures who are using ropes, irons, braces, pulleys, blocks, hangers, slings, ladders, stays, hoists, scaffolds, and other devices. Many of these accidents are categorized as “gravity related,” and include workers falling from dangerous heights or suffering hits from falling objects. Other accidents may fall under the “gravity related” construction accident umbrella. Labor Law 241 permits workers to bring lawsuits against general contractors, owners, and other contractor for violations of specific regulations of the New York
State Industrial Code. Labor Law 200 enables workers to sue their companies if those companies have neglected to ensure that workers on site are reasonably and adequately protected. Although not every construction accident will allow injured workers to bring a lawsuit, it is imperative that you consult immediately with an attorney who has an intimate knowledge of construction accident cases and proven results to ensure that you have taken every legal action available to you.
Why You Are Safe With Us
Have you been injured in an accident?
H. Bruce Fischer Esq, P.C. personal injury lawyers have achieved some of the most substantial verdicts in the State of New York.