As one of America’s biggest sectors, the construction industry employs millions of hardworking citizens and residents. From residential projects to civil engineering contracts, carpenters, engineers, and architects, and countless other workers are put to work on a daily basis. While the industry has successfully provided jobs to many, it is known to be one of the most dangerous sectors in which to work.
Despite the dangerous nature, construction workers are still provided legal avenues to secure compensation in the event of an injury. From workers’ compensation to injury lawsuits, our firm is here to help with it all. Our reputable New York City construction accident attorneys are ready to assist with your case.
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It is important to understand your rights following a construction accident. Whether you are an injured worker or a mourning family member who has lost a loved one, our legal team is here to help. In New York, if you are injured while performing daily work tasks, you are eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim.
The benefits provided through workers’ compensation can include:
These benefits can also include cash benefits, supplement benefits, durable medical goods benefits, pharmacy benefits, and many others. In cases where negligence is involved - whether on your part or your employer’s - you are still entitled to workers’ comp benefits. However, this may be the only legal avenue that allows you to pursue compensation from your employer in most cases.
Depending on the nature of your injury and accident, there may be multiple parties responsible. For example, you could bring forward a workers’ compensation claim to get financial recovery from your employer. However, in many cases this compensation doesn’t cover the extent of damages a worker suffers.
If a third party, such as an equipment manufacturer, grossly negligent supervisor, or maintenance company was in some way responsible for your accident, you could pursue a lawsuit against them in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. This allows for a wider compensation than typical compensation claims for work-related accidents.
When you bring a lawsuit forward against a third-party, you may be able to recover additional damages to those you can recover from a workers’ compensation claim.
These damages can include:
The NYC construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. have the knowledge, skill, and expertise to help you resolve your case. Allow our firm to review your case and work with you to recover maximum compensation for your injuries.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
Construction Accident. Union sheet metal worker who fell from ladder.
Settlement for Union Laborer who fell from rolling scaffold.
1 in 5 workplace fatalities occur in construction (the highest rate of all industries). There are roughly 150,000 construction site accident injuries each year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There are 4 types of injuries that are responsible for more than
half of all construction accident injuries: