New York City: Construction Site Accidents
If a construction worker is injured on the job, he or she has the right to seek compensation for medical care and lost wages via the workers’ compensation system. If the accident was caused by an unsafe worksite or an unsafe practice on the worksite, for instance a collapsed scaffold, a blocked passageway, an improper elevation device, the wrong tool for the job, no fall protection, or by faulty equipment or machinery, then the worker may be able to seek additional compensation via an independent personal injury lawsuit against the owner and or the general contractor, project or construction manager or others.
Because of the interaction of the two different systems through which the injured worker may seek financial recovery after an injury, any worker injured on a construction site should seriously consider seeking immediate and independent legal advice.
WeitzPascale, in New York:
A Professional and Successful Personal Injury Law Firm
At the New York personal injury law firm of WeitzPascale, our lawyers have decades of significant experience as trial lawyers who handle tough personal injury cases — including complex cases where injury occurs on a construction site.
$6.75 Million Settlement: Our attorneys won a $6.75 million settlement on behalf of an asphalt worker who suffered brain and spinal cord injury after falling from a paint spray booth in a Port Jefferson warehouse. We took the case to trial, and the defendants settled after we presented our evidence. Learn more about our past successful verdicts and settlements.
We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured construction workers — outside of the workers’ compensation system. Our attorneys handle all types of construction accident cases:
- Accidents involving subcontractors or vendors
- Accidents caused by faulty construction equipment
- Injuries and deaths due to falls related to faulty scaffolding or ladders
How to Learn More
We always welcome inquiries regarding our law firm’s services, and we are happy to provide a complimentary case evaluation in any legal matter involving construction site injuries and accidents.
To schedule an appointment to discuss your specific circumstances, call 212-553-9300 or 516-280-4716, or send us an e-mail.
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