If you are searching construction accident attorneys, please view our video on construction accidents. It provides a quick introduction to the subject of construction accidents in New York. Since laws vary from state to state, the information here is meant only if your construction accident occurred in New York.
The following is a brief introduction to the subject of construction accidents in NY:
If you are injured in a construction accident in New York, you may be entitled to sue and obtain a significant amount of money depending upon several factors.
If you are injured in the course of your employment at the construction site, you may claim workers’ compensation benefits. However, you may not be able to sue for your injuries unless one of the following facts applies in your case:
- Your employer did not have workers’ compensation insurance;
- Your employer or a co-worker intentionally caused your injury;
- Your employer illegally interfered with your workers’ compensation claim;
- Your injury is covered by New York Labor Law 240 or 241; or
- Your injury was caused by someone other than your employer, such as an individual or a corporation, or even by a product being used that caused or contributed to the accident.
Construction sites, by their very nature, are dangerous places. Accordingly, construction sites are regulated by both federal and state laws. Under the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, commonly known as OSHA, as well as New York Labor Law, employers are liable if they do not keep their equipment, tools and work site in a safe condition.
Whether you have a case will depend upon all of the circumstances of the accident. Be aware that there are strict time limits to filing your claim.
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Since we are a small law firm, we can’t handle every area of law. In the area of construction accidents, we work closely with a construction accident attorneys in our building that has many years of experience in the area of construction accidents.
If you need a construction accident lawyer call us at (718) 625-0800 to schedule a free consultation. At the consultation you will be provided with a comprehensive analysis of your legal claim. If you decide to retain the services of our construction accident law firm you will be kept informed of the progress of your case and be involved in the resolution of your claim.