Construction Accident Attorneys Assisting Workers Throughout Long Island, New York City, & Westchester County
Construction workers, especially in New York, are some of the hardest working people around. Navigating the ever-changing climate of New York, construction workers always put their best foot forward and create environments for people of all shapes, sizes, and colors to enjoy. That is why it is so unfortunate when a construction worker gets injured at a construction site due to the negligence of another party. Construction accidents happen a lot more often than you might imagine.
Working in dangerous conditions at all times can lead to these types of accidents. However, many construction accidents are largely avoidable. Common types of construction accidents include falling objects, malfunctioning or defective safety equipment, scaffolding falls, malfunctioning or defective tools, tripping hazards, and other safety regulation violations. Injured construction workers often face a long road ahead of them in terms of recovering from their injuries. If you have been injured in a construction accident, chances are you have suffered from one of the following common construction injuries:
- Brain and head injuries
- Neck and spine injuries
- Lower leg injuries
- Broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Torn ligaments
- Lost digits or limbs
No matter what type of construction site injuries you sustained in your construction accident, taking legal action can help you recover compensation for your injuries and help you get back on track in your life. Construction site injuries like the ones you sustained in your construction site accident can be incredibly detrimental to your livelihood. Let us help you recover damages for the losses you sustained by reaching out to our team of construction accident lawyers in New York City, Westchester and Long Island. We believe construction workers like you are the backbone of the nation.
Through your hard work, people have places to live, visit, and cherish throughout their lives. Our law office is dedicated to protecting injured victims like you by handling every single aspect of your personal injury case. The injury claims process can be tough to go at it alone. Let us help you make the most of your construction job site accident claim today by calling 1-855-RIZZUTO or (516) 622-0606 to get started.
Who is Liable for a Construction Accident?
Construction accidents can sometimes be a result of an honest mistake on the part of the construction worker. However, in many cases, negligence on the part of the building owner, general contractor, subcontractor, construction company or co-worker can play a role in the job site accident injuries workers can end up sustaining. The construction industry can be dangerous if safety equipment isn’t well maintained or if preventing falling objects isn’t achieved.
If you suspect someone acted negligently, whether another worker, the property owner or the construction manager, you can file a personal injury lawsuit that can help you recover compensation for your injuries. A major component of a successful construction accident injury claim is proving negligence on the part of another party. Proving negligence can be a tall task, even for the most determined person. However, a construction accident lawyer with years of experience handling construction injury cases can help you prove negligence in a much more effective manner. More important, we can help you determine who the responsible parties and who should be sued in a lawsuit. We can dig into the specifics of your case, analyzing any evidence available, or conducting an investigation of our own. Different types of construction accident cases have different sets of circumstances. We are well versed in a variety of construction accident cases.
Our law office can utilize videos, testimony from eyewitnesses like other workers, pictures, and expert witness testimony to successfully prove negligence in your case. You should hire an attorney for personal injury with a track record for results, especially with so much at stake. Contact our personal injury lawyers today to get started on your accident claim as soon as possible.
What are Common Construction Accident Damages that I Can Recover?
Construction accidents vary from each other. Every victim of a construction accident can have a totally different set of circumstances than the next. However, there are common damages that are claimed in construction accidents that help injured workers like you get back on their feet sooner than later. One of these damages includes getting compensation for medical expenses you have paid for out of pocket. Chances are, you sought out medical help for your injury. Doctor visits, hospital visits, surgical procedures, and everything else in between can add up. Paying those medical bills out of your own pocket is not right. We can help you get back compensation for any medical costs you had to pay for out of your own pocket following your construction site accident. Depending on your circumstances, we can also help you recover compensation for future medical costs you might have to pay as well.
Along with covering your medical costs, we can seek compensation for lost wages you have suffered as a result of your construction site injury. Mending your injuries may take several days, weeks, or even months to achieve. In this regard, missing time from work is almost a guarantee, depending on the injuries you sustained. An injury lawyer can help you recover damages for lost wages you have already incurred and wages you may lose in the future. Of course, injuries don’t just impact your physical and financial health. Your emotional health may also take a major toll during your recovery. Claiming pain and suffering as a damage can help you recover compensation for the mental pain you have suffered throughout your construction accident process. Depression and other emotional problems can stem from construction-related injuries. While it might be more difficult to prove because of the subjective nature of the claim, an injury lawyer from our law firm can help you prove the extent of your pain and suffering in order to get you the most compensation possible for your claim.
Should I Hire a Construction Accident Attorney?
Hiring a construction accident attorney can help keep the insurance company on the other side of your claim in check. Insurance companies are renowned for intentionally holding injury claims up to give themselves adequate time to properly defend each and every case. This means that you may receive inadequate offers from the insurance company that comes nowhere near the amount of compensation you may be owed. Injury lawyers from our law firm know what it takes when it comes to dealing with insurance companies.
We’ve collectively negotiated fair settlements for thousands of clients over the years. While our goal is to settle your case outside of court, we may have to represent you in a trial in any instance where an insurance company isn’t budging on its position. Get the compensation you deserve with the help of our Long Island law office today by calling 1-855-RIZZUTO or (516) 622-0606. We represent clients and handle cases in courts throughout New York City, including Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, Westchester as well as Nassau and Suffolk County in Long Island.
Which Construction Accident Lawyer is Right for Me?
If you were harmed as a construction worker, iron worker, or electrician on a building or construction site as a result of someone else’s carelessness, you might be entitled to compensation for any injuries you sustained. On a construction site, falls from ladders, equipment accidents, accidents on unsafe scaffolding, faulty protective equipment and tools, falling debris, and poor safety procedures can all result in severe injuries or even death. Safety regulations are in existence because maintaining a safe working environment for construction workers like you is absolutely vital, and they should never be disregarded. With the aid of our law office, you can take matters into your own hands by fighting back and seeking the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We take these concerns very seriously, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that those liable for your losses are held responsible for their negligence. We realize the devastating effects that a construction mishap can have on your life, and we will do all that is needed to set things right.
Whether you have lost earnings due to missed work or have racked up a mountain of medical bills while attempting to recuperate from your injuries, we can help you recover financial compensation for all that you have endured as a result of your injuries. Because workers’ compensation payments may not be sufficient enough to compensate you for the damages you have suffered as a result of your construction accident, you should contact us as soon as possible. Our law office can assist you in recovering damages from your construction accident with our experience in personal injury law. Give us a call today at 1-855-RIZZUTO or (516) 622-0606 for additional information about what the next steps you should take are.