A construction accident lawyer serving Lynbrook from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to secure compensation on your behalf following a construction site fall or injury. Our team can work closely with your workers’ compensation attorney and pursue a third-party claim from the property owner or other liable party on your behalf if we believe you qualify under New York law.
To learn more, contact the construction accident team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. by dialing (631) 451-7900. We offer complimentary consultations for those injured in construction site falls and other incidents.
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Falls Injure and Kill Hundreds of Construction Workers Each Year
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), falls are the most common cause of work-related death for construction workers, causing one out of every three on-the-job construction worker deaths. This included 320 worksite deaths in 2018 alone.
One reason that falls are so common is because they can occur on construction sites in many ways. This includes both slips and trips, but it also includes many types of falls from an elevated height. Consider the worker who falls from scaffolding, a ladder, a roof, or an upper floor or stairs without a railing.
Objects can also fall or be dropped from a height and hit workers. Even with a hard hat, this can cause serious injuries in some cases. Construction injuries may result from accidents involving power tools, carpentry, forklift crashes, and demolition.
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Our Team Can Determine Your Options for a Third-Party Claim
New York has strong laws that protect construction workers. This includes the New York Labor Law (LAB) §240 and LAB §241. LAB §240 is also known as the Scaffold Law. This law provides additional protections for workers at an increased risk for on-the-job falls and other injuries related to working at a height.
You might be able to hold the site owner or another liable party responsible if your injuries were due to violations of safety protocol such as New York’s Scaffold Law. Workers who qualify to take legal action under these laws may include construction workers, sub-contractors, painters, window washers, demolition workers, maintenance workers, and more.
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can determine if you can file a third-party claim based on the facts of your case. If you suffered an injury in a construction accident, call us today at (631) 451-7900. A representative of our firm will assess the details of your case for free.
If we decide to work together on your case, a construction accident lawyer serving Lynbrook from our firm will work on a contingency-fee-basis. In this payment structure, we do not charge you for our representation upfront. Instead, our fees come out of your potential payout. If we do not collect an insurance settlement or court award for you, you do not need to pay us attorney fees.
Recoverable Damages After a Construction Accident
New York law generally prevents you from filing a lawsuit to hold your employer accountable following a construction accident injury. Instead, the labor laws provide you with other options for paying your medical bills and securing a financial recovery. This may include receiving workers’ compensation benefits and pursuing a third-party civil case or claim based on the Scaffold Law or another labor law.
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Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ compensation benefits may pay for your related medical care and a portion of your lost income. If you have a workers’ compensation attorney representing you, Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. will work with them as needed.
Compensation Recoverable in a Third-Party Claim
A third-party claim allows you to seek benefits beyond those offered by workers’ compensation. These may include additional income benefits, out-of-pocket expenses, and pain and suffering damages. Depending on the facts of your case, you may also recover additional intangible losses.
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. also handles wrongful death cases. If your loved one died of their injuries following a construction accident, we are here to review your case and determine how we can help. Reach out to us today to get started.
Time Limits for Holding the Site Owner Accountable
There are strict time limits that apply to filing a civil lawsuit. While New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214 generally gives you up to three years to file a personal injury lawsuit, it is important that we go to work on your case in advance of this deadline. Wrongful death claims generally carry a two-year statute of limitations.
There may also be exceptions that put a much shorter time limit on your case, such as when the liable third party is a government agency or municipality. Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. as soon as possible following your construction accident to learn more about your case and your options.
Speak with a Team Member Today About Your Injury Claim
A construction accident lawyer serving Lynbrook from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to seek compensation for you if you were hurt in a construction accident. We pursue third-party civil claims for construction accident victims, helping them seek compensation beyond the benefits they may receive through their workers’ compensation claims. We will review your case at no cost to you today.
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., our team members want to discuss your worksite accident and injury with you for free. We will ask questions about what happened, the personal protective equipment you used, the injuries you suffered, your prognosis, and more. It may be possible to hold the landowner or another third party liable and secure a financial recovery.
You can speak to a representative of Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today by calling (631) 451-7900. We also have team members who speak Spanish available to help you.