According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- The construction industry incurs more fatalities than any other injury in the private sector.
- Within a one-year period, one out of every ten construction workers will suffer some form of injury.
Despite numerous safety regulations, construction remains a high risk, dangerous industry. If you have been injured in a crane accident on Long Island, whether in residential or commercial building construction or renovation, in highway construction, or elsewhere, you may mistakenly believe that a workers’ compensation claim is your only legal recourse. In addition to workers’ compensation, other legal remedies are available for serious construction accident injuries.
Third Party Construction Injury Claims
In the state of New York, while you cannot sue your employer, you can file a lawsuit to recover for injuries suffered based on other third party liability in a construction accident. Under New York Labor Law, such third parties may include property owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, and others. Parties are responsible for maintaining a safe construction site, with adequate safety provisions, and safety equipment. A third party claim potentially offers much greater compensation than a workers’ compensation claim. Damages recovered under workers’ compensation generally do not begin to cover the expenses of severe injury.
If you are a construction worker and you have been injured on a job site, including a fall from a height, a ladder or scaffold accident, the attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP have the experience to protect your interests and help you obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries. Under New York statutes, a general contractor and/or owner may be liable for elevation-related injuries. This includes not only employee falls, but also injuries caused by falling equipment and injuries from many other causes.
What types of construction accidents are protected by law?
Many different situations can lead to construction accidents.
12 Common Construction Accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falls from elevated heights
- Injury through falling objects
- Crane accidents
- Falls from ladders
- Forklift injuries
- Unsafe equipment accidents
- Electrical accidents or electrocution
- Trench collapses
- Welding accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Building collapse
At the law firm of Rosenberg and Gluck, LLP, in Holtsville, New York, our construction lawyers in Long Island, represents those who have been injured in Suffolk County.
Our lawyers stay abreast of changing laws affecting construction accidents and utilize in-depth knowledge of statutes and case law to get you the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive.
Our construction accident lawyer in Long Island, understand the serious injury creates for construction site workers and their families hardship, especially when a severe injury prevents a major wage earner from providing for family needs. Permanent disability can mean the end of a career. Finding other work that offers comparable wages and benefits may not be possible.
You need a construction accident lawyer who has successfully litigated and negotiated accident settlements. The expertise acquired from decades of experience in handling construction accidents makes Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP a top choice, if you have been injured in this line of work. Our skills in the calculation of lost future income, in addition to healthcare expenses, enable us to seek just compensation on your behalf.
Contingency Based Fees
Our construction accident lawyers represent clients on a contingency fee basis. If we cannot recover compensation for your loss, you do not pay us a fee.
Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with our Long Island construction site accident attorneys. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon special request. If you are unable to travel because of your injury, we will come to you. Call (631) 451-7900 today.