Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer

If you were injured on a Long Island construction site, contact a construction accident lawyer for a free case review

At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., our construction accident lawyers serve Long Island workers injured in Suffolk County and Nassau County. We also handle cases in other parts of the greater New York metropolitan area.

Our Long Island personal injury lawyers stay abreast of changing laws affecting construction accidents and utilize in-depth knowledge to pursue the compensation you need. We provide free case reviews for construction site injury cases.

How a Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. Construction Injury Lawyer Can Help

Our construction accident lawyers serving Long Island understand the hardships serious injuries create for construction site workers and their families, especially when a severe injury prevents a major wage earner from providing for their loved ones.

A permanent disability can mean the end of a career. Finding other work that offers comparable wages and benefits may not be possible. However, it may be possible to seek additional compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and more with the help of an attorney who specializes in construction site accidents.

Work with Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. on Your Personal Injury Case

You deserve a team of legal experts who will listen attentively to your story, help you shoulder the burdens caused by your accident, and most importantly, get you results. Work with a construction accident lawyer who has successfully litigated and negotiated accident settlements. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. has decades of experience handling construction accident cases.

What Damages Can I Recover for a Construction Injury?

There are several damages you may be eligible to recover if you are injured on a construction worksite in New York. Some of the damages you may be able to recover are:

  • Hospital costs
  • Emergency room stays
  • Ambulance transportation
  • Lab tests, x-rays, CT scans, and other diagnostic imaging scans
  • Surgery
  • Physical rehabilitation services
  • Therapy
  • Medications
  • Current and potential medical bills

In addition, other losses you may be eligible to recover are:

  • Lost wages
  • Loss of a job
  • Loss of support
  • Lowered earning capacity
  • All out-of-pocket bills
  • Mental suffering
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Additional emotional damage

Your attorney will work with you to determine the full scope of your losses and see that they are adequately represented and compensated in your claim. 

Who is Liable for a Construction Accident?

Liability is determined based on the specifics of your incident. Hiring a reputable construction accident attorney helps you navigate through this complex legal process. Your construction accident lawyer will represent you to obtain the compensation you need to heal from your injury.

First and foremost, it is the duty of the employer or head general contractor to prepare their workers properly. Each worker must be educated in proper protocol and procedure when working on a construction site, including mandatory safety training as ordered by state law. Proper training on all equipment must be provided in addition to replacing defective equipment.

Your construction site accident attorney will identify the liable party in your case. Liability will depend on the circumstances of your injury and construction site accident.

What Can You Sue for After a Construction Site Injury?

You generally cannot sue your employer in the state of New York for your work-related injuries. As such, your case may be classified as one of the following:

  • A product liability case – If a faulty or defective product injures you, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation from the manufacturer or supplier of the product.
  • A wrongful death case – If someone you love passed away as a direct result of a construction accident, you may be eligible to file a claim for wrongful death. A negligence action may be brought forth by the legal advice of your construction accident lawyer.
  • A personal injury case. If another party’s negligence caused your injuries, you may be able to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

Third-Party Construction Injury Claims

In the state of New York, you can file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injury-related expenses. Under New York Labor Law, third parties that may be held liable for injuries sustained on a construction site include property owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and equipment manufacturers. 

These third parties are legally responsible for providing a safe work environment and ensuring that all necessary safety provisions and safety equipment are present on the site. In the event of a workplace injury, a third-party claim may be pursued, which can provide significantly more compensation than workers’ compensation benefits.

Damages recovered under a workers’ compensation claim generally do not cover many accident-related damages, like pain and suffering. Your Long Island construction accident attorney will work to ensure that none of your losses, economic or otherwise, are excluded from your claim for compensation. 

Special Liability Rules Apply to Some Construction Fall Injuries

New York law holds a general contractor or owner liable for injuries due to elevation, such as falls and falling equipment. The state also has special laws in place that protect injured construction workers injured in some types of accidents. This is known as the Scaffold Law and is New York State Labor Law (LAB) §240/241

Our construction site accident lawyers are knowledgeable about these and other statutes that could apply to your case.

If you are a construction worker who suffered injuries on a job site, including a fall from a ladder or scaffold, the attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can serve your interests in recovering what’s due to you.

What Types of Construction Accidents May Qualify for Compensation?

Many different situations can lead to construction accidents. Some common construction accidents include:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Falls from elevated heights
  • Being struck by 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

Rosenberg & Gluck Helps You Take on the Insurance Company

After a construction site accident, you may find it difficult to obtain the compensation you need to recover by relying on worker’s compensation insurance alone. Frequently, these companies deny coverage or undervalue claims by citing pre-existing conditions, refusing to acknowledge that the accident occurred in your workplace, or estimating your expenses at an inaccurately low value. These benefits may also be delayed for long periods, leaving you in a troublesome situation when it comes to paying your medical expenses.

By filing a third-party claim, our attorneys can help you get the compensation you need and deserve to care for your injuries and needs. We are adept at refuting potential denials and circumventing setbacks and obstacles that might negatively impact your case. You can count on us to handle these aspects of your case and more when you place your claim in the hands of an experienced Long Island workplace accident attorney.

Statistics About Construction Site Accidents

Over 200,000 construction workers are injured on the job annually. Although construction sites are inherently hazardous, these worksites must be kept safe. Dangers are inevitable on construction sites, but injuries happen when proper safety procedures are not abided by.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • About one in five workplace fatalities in 2019-2020 was in the construction industry––more fatalities than any other private-sector occupation.
  • Three of the top five most-cited OSHA regulations in 2019-2020 were related to fall injuries on construction sites, including fall protection, scaffolding, and ladders.

Despite numerous safety regulations, construction remains a high-risk, dangerous industry. If you have been injured in a fall or a crane accident on Long Island, 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. We will work with your workers’ compensation lawyer if you already have one helping with your claim.

What to do After a Construction Accident on Long Island

As noted, construction sites are inherently dangerous. There is heavy machinery, dangerous equipment, and hazards at extreme heights. If you are hurt on a construction site, here are some steps to promote your case’s outcome:

Seek Medical Assistance

If you are hurt on a construction worksite, you must immediately seek medical assistance. This will help you properly heal, in addition to providing the foundation for building a personal injury case on Long Island.

It is also important to have someone take photos of any injuries you sustained due to the accident. Continue following up with your medical professional and booking future appointments to receive proper care for your condition.

Notify Your Employer

You must properly notify your employer of the accident. You must provide all of the details of what happened throughout the accident. First and foremost, you may want to contact a personal injury firm serving Long Island before filling out any forms.

Gather All Evidence

Whether or not you are interested in litigation for your accident, you must gather all evidence surrounding the events of the accident. It is crucial to take down any contact information of witnesses, photos of the scene, and contributors to the accident.

This information will help the construction site accident lawyer who manages your case with their initial investigation.

Our Construction Injury Lawyers Represent Workers on a Contingency Fee

At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., our construction site accident attorneys work on a contingency basis; if no compensation is recovered, there is no fee.

Contact us for a free consultation with our construction site accident attorneys servicing Long Island. Appointments can be scheduled for evenings or weekends if needed. If you are unable to travel due to your injury, we will come to you. Call today and find out what a personal injury lawyer can do for your claim. ¡Se habla español!

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