NYC Construction Accident Attorneys With 60 Years Of Experience
With over one hundred million dollars in settled cases and more than 50 years of experience, our construction accident attorneys at Spar & Bernstein are ready to represent you and secure the settlement you deserve.
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Why Hire Spar & Bernstein For Construction Accident Cases?
We skillfully investigate and manage your case to pursue high compensation due to your accident, from injuries to falls or falling objects to faulty equipment, electrocution accidents, and more.
At Spar & Bernstein, you’re never just a case number. Our caring and compassionate litigators provide legal support to help you through a trying time and ensure your medical costs are covered.
Our firm’s reputation is founded on three principles: the experience of our attorneys, the uncompromising quality of our services, and the confidence we instill in our clients.
Types of Construction Accidents Recognized by New York State Law
The most common construction accidents recognized by New York State Law that may result in compensation include faulty equipment, falling objects, falls, electrocution accidents, being caught in or between equipment and more.
Strict Liability For Your Injuries In Construction Accidents In New York
Labor Law 200 requires that owners and contractors ensure a safe construction site environment to protect workers from hazards. If a construction site is unsafe and an employee is injured, the employee can hold contractors or site owners liable.
Known as the Scaffold Law, Labor Law 240 lays out strict regulations for workers performing jobs at high elevations, such as tall structures, ladders or scaffolds. If the worker is not properly protected and suffers an accident, they may pursue compensation from the third parties who provided safety devices or were in charge of supervising the project.
Labor Law 241 specifies the safety codes and equipment needed during demolition, excavation and other construction work. If safety measures are not in place and a worker is injured, they may file a lawsuit against the contractors involved.
New York labor laws provide legal grounds to file a claim for construction accidents caused by negligence and pursue both individual compensation and improved safety conditions.
Who Is Liable For Construction Accidents In New York?
The parties liable for construction accidents in New York include your employer or third-parties, such as subcontractors or manufacturers of a faulty or defective product. Machinery or property owners who have not taken measures to ensure the construction site’s safety may also be held liable.
Types Of Compensation For Construction Accident Injuries
If you are injured on the job, you can file a claim against the at-fault person or company to be held liable for your hospital bills and expenses related to ongoing treatment.
Pain And Suffering
Physical injuries and emotional suffering can negatively affect your quality of life. You can file a claim against the party responsible for the accident to pursue compensation for emotional distress.
As a result of a construction accident, you may not be able to work for a certain, or indefinite, period of time. Your attorneys can file a claim to pursue compensation to cover lost wages for the duration of your recovery.
If your loved one is killed in a construction accident, your family can pursue compensation, including end-of-life, pain and suffering, lost income, lost inheritance and more.
If your personal property is damaged during the accident, the at-fault party may be held liable for damages.
If the at-fault party exhibited grossly negligent behavior, you may be able to collect further compensation.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
I Was Hurt In A Construction Accident. What Will Workers’ Compensation Cover?
What Is Not Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?
- Injuries received while performing the job under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Injuries received in violation of company rules and regulations
- Injuries that occur while commuting to/from your job location
- Emotional and psychiatric injuries
- Self-inflicted injuries
Can I Sue For A Construction Accident Outside Of Workers’ Compensation?
What Is A Third-Party Construction Accident Claim?
- General contractors
- Manufacturers of a faulty or defective product, tool or machinery
- Property owners who have not taken steps to ensure construction site safety
- Third-party vendors
- Utility companies
- Government agencies
- Other people present at the accident site on the day of the injury
How Can I Identify Who Was At Fault For The Construction Accident?
- Visit the accident scene
- Talk with witnesses
- Analyze reports
- Access the safety records related to the construction site where the accident occurred
- Find information on additional safety protocols
- Consult specialists in construction or other relevant fields
When Should I File My Construction Accident Claim?
What Compensation Can I Receive After Filing A Construction Accident Claim?
- Medical expenses
- Medical devices
- Anticipated medical bills
- Long-term care expenses
- Physiotherapy and rehab
- Lost wages
- Lost employment benefits
- Home or vehicle modifications
- Property damage
- Funeral and burial costs if there is a wrongful death case
- Pain and suffering
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Emotional damages
- Deterioration of your quality of life
Can I Hire A Construction Accident Attorney If I Cannot Pay For The Legal Services?
What Happens Until I Get Compensated For My Construction Accident Injury In New York?
When Should I Contact Construction Accident Attorneys?
- Get the workers’ compensation you are entitled to
- Pursue a timely investigation to secure the necessary evidence
- Communicate with specialists who can estimate your future expenses in regards to medical bills, rehab, lost wages and more, to file for adequate compensation
What should I do if I get hurt or injured on a construction site?
- If you are hurt on a construction site, the first thing to do is call 911 and wait for an ambulance. An ambulance is the quickest way to obtain medical treatment and an ambulance report documents that you got injured at a construction site. Do not get driven to the hospital by a co-worker or a boss. This will delay medical treatment and provide an opportunity for the liable party to dispute if the accident happened at the construction site.
- Take out your phone, or if to injured, ask a co-worker to take out a phone and document by video and photo your injury and to document the condition of the construction site by video and photo at the time of your accident. Construction sites change every day, and you will never have an opportunity again to document the condition of the construction site at the time of injury.
- Get medical treatment at a hospital. When at the hospital, be thorough in describing your injuries. An insignificant injury can become a big problem later and will be more difficult to prove it is related to your construction accident if you did not complain about it from inception.
- Do not talk to anyone about your accident other than your doctor or lawyer. Anything you say to a co-worker, your employer, or a “Site Safety Supervisor” may come back and haunt you at a later date.
- Keep all appointments with doctors. Missing appointments with doctors and ignoring medical advice will have an impact on your health and legal case.
- Call Spar & Bernstein at 1-800-529-5465 so we can begin an investigation of the accident before anything changes on the construction site. Don’t sign anything and don’t make any recorded statements without legal representation.
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