After a construction accident, you may have several options for recovering compensation depending on the circumstances of the incident. As a construction worker, you can file a workers’ compensation claim to recover benefits such as medical care and partial reimbursement of lost wages from missed work.
Construction workers may also have claims under New York Labor Law, including:
- Labor Law 200 – Statutory negligence for accidents arising from dangerous or defective worksite conditions or the construction work’s means, methods, or manner.
- Labor Law 240(1) – Statutory claim for construction accidents involving scaffolding or ladders.
- Labor Law 241(6) – Statutory obligation for employers to provide reasonable worksite protections based on the NY State Industrial Code or OSHA regulations.
An innocent bystander hurt by a construction accident or a construction worker injured by an accident caused by a third party’s negligence may have the right to pursue financial relief in a personal injury lawsuit.