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Ensuring That You Recover From Your Construction Accident

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, one out of every five workplace deaths each year involves a construction worker. On average, nearly 1,000 construction workers die from workplace injuries every year in the United States.

If you have been injured on a construction site in Suffolk County, Nassau County or any of New York City’s five boroughs, you probably have questions only a seasoned construction accident lawyer can answer: Will workers’ comp cover my medical bills and lost wages? The accident wasn’t my fault; how do I hold someone else responsible?

The personal injury attorneys of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, can examine the details of your case to determine what third parties — from contractors to landowners to equipment suppliers — may be responsible for the accident and help you obtain compensation.

Construction Site Cases Are Often Complex

When a worker is injured, he or she is covered by workers’ compensation. But that may not be enough to cover the severe injuries that occur at construction sites. Construction sites are generally occupied by numerous employers (contractors and subcontractors) at a time. Sometimes, one of these third parties will be responsible for an injury to a nonemployee who is working for someone else on the site.

Our team of workers’ compensation lawyers is dedicated to helping construction workers get full benefits for injuries stemming from:

  • Forklift accidents
  • Electrical accidents
  • Falls from above
  • Machinery accidents
  • Accidents involving falling objects
  • Scaffolding or crane accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Industrial explosions

Who Can Sue For Injury On A Construction Site?

Workers who are hurt on the job often don’t realize that New York labor laws are on their side. Additionally, injured workers are eligible in many instances to bring a personal injury lawsuit against third parties whose negligent actions and/or omissions contributed to an accident.

Passersby near a construction site are also at risk from toxic material exposure, falling objects, injuries from equipment being moved, slips and falls, and other causes.

Undocumented workers can also file construction accident lawsuits in New York. Even if you were not working here legally when your accident happened, you should still contact an attorney to discuss your claim. Bringing a civil lawsuit will not affect your ability to stay in the country.

Talk To A New York Construction Accident Attorney

Contact us at our Westbury office by calling 800-469-7429 or use our online contact form to request a free initial consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request, and if you are unable to travel because of your injury, we will come to you.