New York Construction Accident Attorneys
Injured at Work? Trust Our Law Firm
The Law Firm of Davidoff & Associates in New York proudly offers legal counsel to injured construction workers throughout the state and New York City. We can give you the experience and insight required to stand up to insurance companies and employers who are not on your side after a construction accident. Getting the compensation that you need to recover will be a challenge, but we are here to make it far less stressful.
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Severe Construction Site Accidents
All jobsites have potential risks that could hurt an employee if safety is not the top priority. Construction sites, however, are inherently riskier than most. Working in the construction industry means working around heavy equipment, active machinery, caustic substances, electrical sources, heights, and so on. In one moment of oversight or carelessness, a bad accident can occur that leaves a worker severely injured.
Some of the worst construction site accidents include:
- Falls from heights: Workers who have to work on scaffolding or higher levels of a jobsite could be at risk of a dangerous fall, especially if harnesses are not required or used.
- Struck by objects: Just as falls from heights are extremely dangerous on construction sites, so are falling objects. Hardhats can help prevent head injuries caused by falling objects, but they can only do so much.
- Caught-in/between incidents: Working around moving machinery can be a hazard, even when the utmost precautions are taken. Many construction accidents involve crush, amputation, and laceration injuries caused by being caught between or inside two moving pieces of equipment.
- Electrical exposures: Only certified electricians should be allowed to work on the electrical systems of a construction project. Failing to uphold this requirement can put workers at a high risk of a dangerous electrical shock exposure.
- Fires and explosions: Unsafe working conditions on a construction site can expose workers to open flames and explosions, resulting in permanent burn injuries and scars.
- Toxic exposures: Certain substances used in construction are toxic and cause illnesses and diseases like cancer due to repeated worker exposure. For example, asbestos insulation used in commercial construction has been directly linked to mesothelioma.
Can You Get Workers’ Comp & Sue?
Under workers’ compensation rules, you cannot file for workers’ comp from an employer if you also file a personal injury claim against it. If you were hurt while working on a construction site, then we will have to see what approach will most likely achieve the most compensation. Does it make more sense to file an injury claim, or should workers’ comp be prioritized?
Furthermore, are you even eligible for workers’ compensation through your employment? Many construction workers are not because they are hired as independent contractors. If you do not have workers’ comp and need to file a construction injury claim, then we can help you build your case and use evidence to prove that your negligence did not cause your injury.
Preventing Future Construction Accidents
It is important to realize that your construction accident lawsuit might not be just about you and your recovery, even though we prioritize your best interests from start to finish. Suing a negligent employer could be what improves jobsite safety and prevent similar accidents from happening later. Your case might help your coworkers and others in New York’s construction industry, so it is definitely worth exploring your options.
We Can Help Pursue Justified Compensation
Our New York construction accident attorneys are ready to help you explore your legal options. We are willing to fight for your rights and recovery, even if that means going head-to-head with a major insurance company. Put our strengths to good work for you by contacting us today.
Construction Accident FAQ
What is the OSHA Fatal Four?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) reports that there are four accident types that cause more construction accident deaths than any others: falls, electrocutions, struck-by incidents, and caught-in/between accidents. If you lost a loved one to a Fatal Four accident, then we can help you file a workers’ compensation death claim or a wrongful death claim.
What evidence can help my construction accident claim?
When we are working on a construction accident claim, we can look for unique forms of evidence to enhance your argument. One such reliable source could be your employer’s accident record. If the company has a history of similar accidents, then it could show that you were put in an unsafe work environment that caused or significantly contributed to your injury.
Can you bring a construction accident claim against a third party?
If a third party caused your construction accident, then you might have to file a claim against that party to seek compensation. For example, if a third-party company was delivering materials to a construction site when you were hit by their truck, then you might be able to hold them liable.
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