If you were hurt on a construction site in Freeport, a construction accident lawyer serving Freeport from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to help you recover compensation by holding the site owner or another third-party responsible. New York State has strong laws to protect construction workers from suffering injuries in falls and related incidents. We work closely with the workers’ compensation attorneys representing our clients and handle their third-party claims.
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we provide complimentary consultations for victims of construction accidents. If you suffered fall injuries, injuries from falling objects, or other construction or renovation injuries, call us today at (631) 451-7900. We will assess your options at no cost to you.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Freeport, call 516-451-7900
Falls Are the Leading Cause of Death on Construction Sites
Construction sites should require all workers, contractors, and others who enter the area to use certain personal protective equipment (PPE) to help prevent injuries. Many of the activities on these sites are inherently dangerous, and equipment, such as hard hats, harnesses, and steel-toed boots, can help prevent harm.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the most common fatal accident that occurs on construction and renovation sites is a fall. This is especially true when the fall occurs from a height of more than six feet, such as a fall from a ladder, scaffold, roof, upper floor, staircase without a railing, or another elevated area.
Workers and contractors can suffer injuries because of:
- Trips and falls
- Slip and falls
- Falls from a height
- Being hit by a falling object
These injuries are common for painters, maintenance workers, window washers, and demolition workers, as well as other builders and workers.
There are also other types of construction injury incidents that are relatively common, including carpentry injuries, forklift accidents, pin injuries, and more. If you suffered injuries on a construction site in Freeport or a nearby area, contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today for your free case review. Call (631) 451-7900.
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Our Team Represents Construction Accident Victims in Freeport
Workers who suffered injuries on a construction site in Freeport, greater Hempstead, or elsewhere in Nassau County, or who were hurt on a job site in New York City or beyond, may be able to hold the site owner or another party liable for their injuries. A construction accident lawyer serving Freeport from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to help.
New York has regulations that protect workers from falls and related injuries under New York Labor (LAB) §240 and LAB §241. LAB §240 is also known as the Scaffold Law. According to this law, some workers who suffer fall injuries or other height-related injuries can hold the site owner or another responsible party accountable for their related damages.
Our team can review your case to determine if you meet the criteria under these strong worker protection laws. If so, we can develop a case and file a claim, seeking an out-of-court settlement or representing you during a civil trial. We will work alongside your workers’ compensation attorney to seek the best possible financial recovery based on the facts we uncover about your accident and injuries.
Recoverable Damages Through a Third-Party Construction Accident Claim
New York State laws will not allow you to file a lawsuit against your employer if you were hurt on a construction site or other work site. However, you can pursue workers’ compensation damages, which cover your medical care and a portion of your lost wages. Then, thanks to the Scaffold Law and related labor laws, you may be able to pursue a third-party claim against the general contractor, construction site owner, or another party.
We can help you understand your options and assign liability in your case, if possible. We gather evidence to support our clients’ claims, including documenting the recoverable damages they suffered. We may be able to use this evidence to negotiate an out-of-court settlement agreement and recover a payout on your behalf.
You may be able to recover additional lost income and benefits and out-of-pocket expenses and losses, as well as compensation for the intangible losses you experienced. This could mean receiving a financial recovery for your pain and suffering, emotional stress, diminished quality of life, and other non-economic damages.
We may also be able to help you if your loved one died from their workplace injuries following a construction accident. Wrongful death damages may be available in addition to workers’ compensation payouts for the fatal accident.
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Statute of Limitations on Filing Injury Lawsuits in New York
New York State has time limits on how long we can wait to seek damages in a lawsuit. Generally, New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214 gives us up to three years to hold a property owner legally responsible after a premises liability accident on their property. However, there are exceptions to this deadline, and some of them require us to take action much sooner.
Contact us as soon as you can following your injuries. We can work with you while you pursue your workers’ compensation claim, and we will cooperate with your workers’ compensation legal team as needed.
Speak with the Construction Accident Team Serving Freeport, NY
If you were hurt in a fall or another type of accident on a Long Island worksite, a construction accident lawyer serving Freeport from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can represent your best interests and pursue compensation on your behalf. We work based on contingency fees, never requiring upfront payment from you and your family.
Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900. Our team will discuss your accident with you and assess your legal options considering New York State labor laws, the Scaffold Law, and other applicable statutes, as well as the facts of your case.