Construction Site Accidents
Working at a construction site is one of the most dangerous occupations there is, with accidents injuring or killing many thousands of construction workers every year.
If you or someone you know are injured on the job at a New York construction site, you have a New York State Worker's Compensation claim. This state-wide insurance covers construction workers in the case of work-related accident, injury, death or disease. Available benefits include a percentage of the injured worker's weekly salary to cover lost income, as well as payment of medical expenses for any treatment required by the accident or the natural progression of the injury.
Common types of New York construction site accidents include:
- Falls from scaffolds, ladders or lifts
- Crane or Bulldozer Accidents
- Compressed Gas Accidents
- Defective Machinery/Defective Tool Accidents
- Welding Accidents
- Logging Accidents
- Bridge/Building Collapse
- Fire/Chemical Burn/Explosion
- Accidental Amputation
There are also various occupational diseases related to construction work, such as mesothelioma (caused by asbestos exposure). If you have been diagnosed with such a diseases, or have suffered a work related injury, call the Law Offices of Timothy A. Green now for a Free 20 Minute Telephone Consultation and case evaluation.
In the case of catastrophic injury, workers' compensation alone may be insufficient compensation. You may have a legitimate claim for additional compensation from another source if someone's negligence can be proved other than your employer (commonly known as a third party). For example, if your accident was due to defective or dangerous machinery or tools, the manufacturer may be held liable. Since many construction sites involve the use of subcontractors, there may be other potential third party defendants in the case.
Frequently construction site accidents can be challenging to recreate. The exact causes may not be known until sometime well after the accident, when experts have conducted thorough investigations. If there is any evidence of third party negligence, such as a defective piece of machinery, this evidence needs to be preserved for analysis and for use in a litigation. See an attorney immediately after a New York construction accident to evaluate your case. Call the experienced litigation attorneys at the Law Offices of Timothy A. Green.
After a serious construction accident, your life can be dramatically changed. You will undoubtedly have many questions and concerns. Perhaps you are not sure if you have a simple workers' compensation claim, or something much more complicated. You may not know what your options are or how to proceed. Don't hesitate to call us at (914) 683-7900.