Were You Injured On A Construction Site?
Over the past half-decade, Staten Island has seen billions of dollars’ worth of construction projects, including three years with at least $1 billion worth of projects in each year. More than half of all construction was for new single-family projects, and Staten Island accounted for 38 percent of all new commercial square footage in the city. New York City as a whole has seen a massive upswing in the number of construction projects in the past few years, with 2017 setting a new city record for the number of issued construction permits at 168,233, breaking the previous record set in 2007 when there were 125,579 new permits. These construction projects are much needed, but growth in the construction industry should not come at the expense of a safe workplace.
If you were hurt on the job, the most important thing to do, aside from seeking medical care right away, is to find the right attorney to help you navigate the legal process. At The Perecman Firm, we have decades of experience handling all types of construction accident cases, and we will use the knowledge and experience we’ve gained over the years to help you secure the maximum compensation available. Contact our firm today to discuss your options with a Staten Island construction accident attorney.
What Can I Do If I Was Injured At Work?
If you were injured on a worksite, you may have a number of legal options available depending on the situation. In certain cases, you may be able to take additional action, beyond seeking workers’ compensation benefits, against the people responsible for maintaining safety on the site, including the general contractor, site owner, or possibly other contractors. New York City construction workers have the benefit of specific New York laws designed to give them increased protection, including Labor Laws 200, 240, and 241(6). The most well-known of these laws is Labor Law 240(1), otherwise referred to as the “scaffold law.” However, bringing a case under these laws is only possible in certain situations so you should go over your potential case with an experienced construction accident attorney to better understand what your options are.
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