According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) research, the construction industry accounted for more accidental workplace injuries and fatalities than any other occupation in New York during 2018.
If you experienced such an incident, a construction accident lawyer serving Westbury might be able to help you prove the cause and cost of your injuries in a personal injury case. When you are ready to seek financial compensation, contact the team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. by calling (516) 451-7900.
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The Dangers of Working in Construction
New York State takes construction worker safety seriously, which is why multiple state laws regarding safety regulations pertain to this industry. For example, New York Labor (LAB) §240 governs the safety of construction workers while using scaffolding and other devices.
In addition, LAB §241 governs the safety of construction, excavation, and demolition workers. If a violation of these laws led to your injuries, you might have options for financial recovery.
If you work in or around a construction zone or were in a construction zone for any other reason and suffered an injury, it might be difficult to determine who to pursue. Our team can help define the cause of the accident and the negligence that led to your injuries.
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Types of Construction Accidents
The most common forms of construction accidents tend to involve:
- Accidental trips, slips, and falls
- Being struck by an object or vehicle
- Accidental electrocutions
- Being caught in or between equipment
For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites the following statistics related to fatal collisions in construction zones:
- Approximately 773 deaths occur annually in work zone collisions.
- Roughly 76% of fatalities at roadway construction sites involved a vehicle during the years studied.
- The majority of these fatalities were from a vehicle striking a worker.
Vehicles involved in construction accidents included pickup trucks, SUVs, passenger cars, semi-trucks, and dump trucks. If you or someone you love was injured in a vehicle collision or another incident in a construction work zone, you might be eligible for financial compensation. This could cover the expenses related to treating your injuries until your health care team declares you fully recovered, as well as other damages, including pain and suffering.
Financial Recovery for Construction Accidents
Due to the nature of construction zones and the heavy equipment used in them, the injuries you sustain in a construction accident can range from minor to catastrophic.
On your own, it can be challenging to prove the financial impact of a construction accident and the resulting injuries. Our team might be able to help you prove the cause of your injuries and their financial costs. For example, New York Insurance (ISC) §5102 may entitle you to the following recoverable damages if involved in a construction zone collision:
- Necessary medical care and hospital services
- Injury-related loss of earnings and income
- Necessary physical or occupational therapy
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Physical disability, scarring, or impairment
- Funeral and burial expenses, if applicable
If you incurred any of these expenses and losses, we might be able to help you obtain a financial recovery. Our team can request a plethora of documents and other forms of evidence to help prove the cause of the construction accident you were involved in and the subsequent costs.
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Documents and Evidence Our Team Might Request
Proving the physical and financial impact of your construction accident can be daunting on your own, especially if you are struggling to cope with the physical consequences of the incident. You do not have to do it alone. A construction accident lawyer serving Westbury on our team might be able to help you obtain the following items that help prove your injuries, their cause, and their costs:
- Accident reports
- Incident reports
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Salary history
- Injury photos
- Witness statements
It can be tricky to accurately calculate the cost of your injuries. The evidence we compile on your behalf might help us prove the cause of your accident and the financial toll the incident took on your and your family.
We focus on third-party personal injury claims, and while we do not directly handle workers’ compensation cases, our team can work with your workers’ compensation attorney toward your recovery. When you are ready to put us to work on your case, contact the case assessment team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. by calling (516) 451-7900.
Understand How Time Impacts Your Lawsuit
You might be able to recover the expenses and income losses you sustained as the result of a construction zone accident. While the state makes it possible for you to do so, it also imposes a statute of limitations restricting the time you have to file.
This means your construction zone injury lawsuit will have time limits the law requires you to respect and adhere to. According to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214, you generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. The timeline for filing your lawsuit might be subject to change if, for instance, you are pursuing a municipality for compensation.
Similarly, if a loved one was fatally injured in a construction accident in Westbury, New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1 gives you a two-year window to file a wrongful death lawsuit. These are not the only situations where the time to bring an action may be shortened. In order to avoid missing your deadline, call us as soon as possible following your accident.
Put Our Team to Work Fighting for You
If you or a loved one was injured in a construction accident, you might have the basis of a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Our team is ready to take your call and discuss your situation. We are happy to assist Spanish-speaking clients in the language they find most comfortable.
Contact the personal injury team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. by calling (516) 451-7900 today to find out how hard our construction accident lawyer serving Westbury can fight for your financial recovery.