A construction accident can leave you with mounting medical bills, lost income from missed time at work, and other losses. An attorney can guide you on your next steps to move forward and advise you on how you may be able to seek a financial recovery.
Let a construction accident lawyer serving Valley Stream from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. help you navigate the complexities of your construction accident case. If you work with us, we can represent your interests throughout your case, managing the legal details so that you do not have to.
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Common Forms of Construction Accidents
Due to the nature of construction sites, construction workers can frequently be at risk of accidents and injury. From poor protection against falling to improper training on the use of safety equipment, injuries can result from a range of construction site scenarios.
Slip and falls, electrocutions, being caught in equipment, and object strikes are some of the most common types of construction accidents. These accidents can lead to significant injuries. If they are severe enough, your injuries may even keep you from working. The costs of treating these injuries can be equally substantial. If you had to seek emergency room treatment, physical therapy, or other medical assistance after your injury, you may be able to seek compensation.
Calculating the Costs of Your Injuries and Losses
Forms of expenses you may be able to pursue in a personal injury claim include:
- Emergency room visits
- Doctor’s visits
- Medical equipment, such as braces
- Prescription medications
- Diagnostic tests
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- The costs of current and future care
- And more
After an accident, you should inform your employer about your injuries. Document your injuries by seeing a doctor or seeking emergency care. Then, you should work with a lawyer who can help you assess your case.
Your lawyer will take a look at all of the medical costs related to your injury. While you may have only required care immediately following your accident, There are many times these accidents leave you needing substantial treatment in the present and the future. All of these costs can be considered when you file a claim.
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How a Construction Accident Lawyer Can Help
One of the most complicated aspects of a construction site accident case is determining liability. A lawyer will be able to assess your situation and determine who could be held responsible for your accident. They will also inform you about any laws that may apply to your case. If you are eligible to pursue a claim, a lawyer can help you build the evidence to show that someone else’s negligence led to your injuries and losses.
A lawyer can be with you through every step of your case. Because Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. works based on contingency fees, you will not need to make any payments upfront in order to begin the process.
Identifying Liable Parties
According to New York Labor (LAB) §240, employers are responsible for ensuring safe working conditions for construction employees working at elevation. There are specific regulations for work sites where scaffolding is located more than twenty feet above the ground, for instance. If you were injured as a result of insufficient safety provisions on a worksite, you can discuss your legal options with a lawyer.
In New York State, you should be aware that most times you cannot sue your employer. However, you may have other means of seeking compensation from any liable parties.
Depending on the details of your case, you may be able to bring an action against another liable party or sue for product liability or wrongful death. If faulty machinery caused your accident and injuries, your lawyer can tell you about how you can file a claim for third-party liability. In the event you lost a loved one to a construction site accident, your lawyer can help you seek compensation to cover the costs of funeral expenses or any costs related to any medical care they received. Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. to fully discuss all of the involved parties and to determine who may be responsible for your injuries.
Your injuries may be severe enough that you have been unable to return to work for some time. Our team will work with your workers’ compensation attorney to ensure all aspects of your case are taken into consideration.
You may be unsure about where to begin with filing a claim. Seek guidance from a construction accident lawyer serving Valley Stream from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. Call (631) 451-7900 for a free consultation.
Managing the Legal Process of Your Case
Filing an insurance claim or a lawsuit is a complex process. When we work with a client, we begin by gathering compelling evidence to demonstrate that someone’s negligence led to their injuries. Then, we proceed with an insurance claim. If we cannot negotiate a just settlement with an insurance company, we may advise taking the case to trial.
Your lawyer can manage all of these steps of the process for you. We can inform you about the details of your case as it progresses and advise you on our recommendations. We will also be sure to let you know about any local or state laws that could affect the outcome of your case.
The statute of limitations in New York is one law that you should be aware of for a personal injury or wrongful death case. For personal injury claims, you generally have three years from the accident to begin filing your claim, per New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules (CVP) §214. In wrongful death claims, you generally have two years. There are exceptions to these deadlines, however, that can significantly shorten the time you have to bring a claim. A lawyer can tell you about any deadlines relevant to your situation.
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. Requires No Upfront Fees
We understand that every injury claim is unique. However, no matter the details of your case, you will not have to pay any upfront fees in order to get started with a claim. Because we work based on contingency fees, we will only receive payment once your claim is resolved.
Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. to Get Started
After a construction accident, you may have enough challenges to face with your injuries. Your legal process does not have to be one of them.
Learn more about how a construction accident lawyer serving Valley Stream from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you move forward with a claim. If needed, we can also assist clients in Spanish. Contact us at (631) 451-7900 today.