If you or a loved one was a victim in a construction accident, you might be entitled to receive compensation from the negligent party or parties who caused you harm. Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., today at (631) 451-7900 for a free case evaluation. We can have a Riverhead construction accident lawyer work on your case and help you fight for compensation to recover your losses related to the event.
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Construction Accidents Can Happen to Innocent Passersby
Construction sites can be seen around New York nearly any time of the year due to new development projects, real estate demands, and city evolution. While it might be more common to hear about construction workers getting injured on the job, people who walk by or through construction sites may also fall victim to falling objects, construction equipment, and environmental hazards from the job site.
Some common causes of injury on construction sites include:
- Falling objects from scaffolding, building structures, cranes, or roofs
- Trip hazards on the ground, such as cables, building materials, and uneven pavement
- Open areas in the ground, such as open sewers, large potholes, and excavation areas
- Demolition errors, such as unscheduled or unannounced explosions, lack of prescreening for people on the job site, or incorrect explosive calculations
If you were injured while passing by or walking through a construction site, you might be eligible to receive compensation for your damages. Call our law firm for a free case evaluation.
Work-Related Construction Accidents
In New York, construction workers are given rights that protect them in the event they should fall, be hit by an object, or suffer an injury while working on a construction site. Certain labor laws mandate that those involved in the construction be held liable for damages caused to the site workers. These labor laws include:
- New York Labor Law § 200: This law protects the rights of workers and visitors on a construction site.
- New York Labor Law § 240: This law protects workers who fell or were hit by an object on a worksite.
- New York Labor Law § 241: This law protects workers who get injured on a worksite involving demolition, equipment, and excavation.
If you were injured while working on a construction site, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim to recover some of your damages including lost earnings. Workers’ compensation may not cover all of your losses following a construction accident. A lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., can work with your workers’ compensation attorney to prepare your case, along with any viable third-party claims.
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You Might Be Entitled to Receive Compensation for Your Construction Injuries
If you are not an employee on a construction site but were injured on one anyway, you might be entitled to receive compensation from the construction company and any other liable parties involved in your accident. Your lawyer can investigate your case and determine which negligent parties may be held accountable for your injuries and other related damages.
With a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover the compensation you need to pay for your:
- Medical expenses related to your injuries
- Mileage costs for traveling to and from medical appointments or procedures
- Post-treatment costs, such as for physical rehabilitation or follow-up appointments after surgeries and other procedures
- Wages you lost due to having to miss work to heal or attend medical appointments
- Other out-of-pocket costs related to your injuries, such as transportation costs or childcare costs
You may also be able to demand compensation for non-economic losses, which do not have a financial value attached to them. These losses may include:
- Pain and suffering, which can range from physical pain to emotional anguish
- Psychological trauma, including a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the event
- Permanent disability
- Injuries that led to permanent changes in your appearance, including scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment in daily activities and hobbies
- Loss of consortium
If you lost a loved one in a construction accident, you may be able to pursue damages related to their death, such as:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial or cremation expenses
- Final medical expenses
- Emotional losses related to their death, such as coping with the lack of their emotional support, guidance, affection, and comfort
- Loss of financial support if the decedent contributed to the family income
If you have more questions about how much compensation you might be entitled to collect, you can call our law firm at (631) 451-7900. You can discuss the kinds of damages you experienced with a team member, who can then explain the process of calculating your damages and which damages might be compensable in your case. From there, a Riverhead construction accident lawyer from our firm can start to work on your case. Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., today.
Do Not Forget to File Your Lawsuit on Time
If you decide to file a lawsuit about the construction accident, you must file your personal injury lawsuit by the deadline set by the statute of limitations. According to the New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214, you generally have three years from the date of injury to file your case, though some exceptions may apply that shorten this time period.
If you lost a loved one in the construction accident, you might be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf if you were the decedent’s surviving spouse, child, parent, or personal representative. The New York Estates, Powers, & Trusts Law § 5-4.1 generally gives plaintiffs two years to file their wrongful death lawsuits. Again, certain situations may apply which alter this time period.
A lawyer from Rosenburg & Gluck, L.L.P., can monitor these legal deadlines for you and alert you of any factors that might toll the statutory deadline.
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Hire a Riverhead Construction Accident Lawyer from Our Firm
If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a construction accident in Riverhead, New York, you might be eligible to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. A lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., may be able to help you pursue compensation for your damages. To start preparing your claim or lawsuit, call our law firm at (631) 451-7900. You can have a free consultation with someone from our team about your case and get more information about our legal services.
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