Construction work is inherently dangerous. One in five work-related fatalities occurs in construction, and nearly 25% of construction workers will experience some form of work-related injury during their careers. Those who suffer accidents in this industry – often due to negligence – can suffer life-altering injuries and financial stress due to hefty medical bills, and disabilities that prevent the injured worker from returning to their labor-intensive jobs. If you have suffered an accident or injury while employed in the construction industry due to negligence, contact our attorneys to learn more about your rights.
You may be eligible for various forms of compensation, including damages. Our construction accident attorneys at Halperin, Halperin & Weiskopf, PLLC. have handled hundreds of cases involving accidents and fatalities resulting from workplace negligence and can guide you through the legal process.
Accidents in the construction industry take a countless variety of forms. Below are the most common accidents that construction workers encounter, which are often due to some sort of negligence.
Several parties can be liable for a construction accident; however, this varies on a case by case basis. Our attorneys at Halperin, Halperin & Weiskopf, PLLC. will review your accident and determine which parties are responsible for your injuries. New York State Labor Law offers a variety of protections to workers, which can be found here for your reference.
Usual parties include:
It is not always easy to identify the responsible parties after an accident occurs. Our lawyers At Halperin and Halperin P.C. will identify these liable and negligent parties to get you the compensation you deserve.
Construction site owners, contractors, and subcontractors often maintain certain types of insurance to protect themselves and their employees. Some of the most common kinds of insurance include:
Workers’ Compensation can pay your medical bills and replace some of your income. However, it’s only temporary and usually not enough to cover the full extent of your bills and lost wages. It may run out before you fully recover and return to work. Filing a lawsuit can help you seek additional reimbursement for your financial losses. Adequate compensation should pay for your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages during recovery, as well as your pain and suffering. Even after you recover, you may be limited in your mobility or capacity to do the same job. Our team of attorneys can help you seek compensation for these non-financial damages so that you can move forward as successfully as possible.
Don’t wait to contact an experienced lawyer, as there is often a time limit. The Statute of Limitations in New York, for construction-related lawsuits, only extends three years. This means you only have three years from the date of your injury to file your claim. Our attorneys at Halperin, Halperin & Weiskopf, PLLC. can help you gather the appropriate materials so that you can make a strong claim in your case. Our construction accident attorneys have proven results in securing substantial settlements for our clients.