Investigating Construction Accidents and Third-Party Liability
Long Island-Holtsville Construction Accident Attorney
Even though workers’ compensation covers injuries sustained while working on the job, what happens if a contractor or subcontractor present at your job site played a role in the work accident that injured you? While you can’t sue your employer, you can sue third parties that are responsible for causing construction accidents that result in injury or fatalities. Of course, contractors and their insurers are likely to dispute any allegations that they’re responsible for safety violations and other forms of negligence that caused a construction site accident.
That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced construction accident lawyer who can use a team of investigators and safety experts to expose negligence on the part of the contractor or subcontractor responsible for injuring you.
Why Investigate Construction Accidents? Isn’t Workers’ Compensation Enough?
Depending on the severity of your injuries, workers’ compensation may not be enough to cover your medical costs and lost wages. Suing the third party responsible for causing the accident that injured you allows you to recover additional compensation over and above what you receive from workers’ compensation. However, the contractor or subcontractor involved isn’t going to admit to acting negligently — that’s why it’s important to investigate construction accidents.
What Do Accident Investigators Look for in Construction Accidents?
The body of law and regulations that govern construction in New York is considerable. There are laws and regulations regarding scaffolding, crane operators, plumbing, roofing, electrical work, pouring cement, and on and on. When a contractor fails to comply with codes and regulations, that contractor can be held liable for his or her negligence.
Investigating a construction accident allows experts to interview other workers, inspect materials, analyze blueprints, ladders and electrical lines, and do anything else to determine if the evidence contradicts the claims of a contractor. Investigators can also inspect scaffolds and cranes to determine if a contractor complied with all proper safety requirements and precautions.
Injured in a Construction Accident by a Contractor? Call Rosenberg Gluck
If you’re suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury, burns, amputation or other serious injury due to the negligence of a contractor at a construction site, contact Long Island construction accident attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case.