Who Can I Sue for Being Hurt at a NYC Construction Site?
You may be able to sue several parties for being hurt at a NYC construction site, including:
- Property owner
- General Contractor
- Product manufacturers
Potentially Liable Parties in a NYC Construction Site Accident Claim
By law all property owners must provide reasonable and adequate protection for all persons at a construction site. In certain instances, this rule applies even if the owner had no knowledge of or control over a dangerous condition at the construction site.
Negligent Workers or Contractors
In many cases, several contractors work on a construction site. If one of their workers caused or contributed to your injuries, you may be able to sue the other company.
For example, you may sue if a worker of another contractor created a slipping hazard in a walkway which caused you to fall and suffer an injury.
If your construction injuries were a result of malfunctioning tools or machinery, the manufacturers of these products may be liable for your injuries.
For example, you may sue if the tip of a tool broke off and struck you in an exposed part of your body, or the wheel flew off of the construction vehicle you were driving, causing an accident.
Call Friedman & Simon L.L.P. to determine whether you have a valid case: 516-932-0400.
You Will Likely Not Be Able to Sue Your Employer
In most cases, you will be unable to sue your employer due to workers’ compensation laws that protect employers from employee litigation. However, our team will investigate your accident to determine any other potentially liable parties and go after them for the compensation you deserve.
Labor Law 240
Labor Law § 240 requires contractors and property owners to provide proper safety devices to protect workers from elevation related risks. Failure to do so can leave them liable for any injuries that result. In many cases, this law gives us the opportunity to hold one of these third parties liable.
Our attorneys will investigate your accident and determine if this law applies. If so, we will build a case to hold all responsible parties liable for the injuries you suffered.
Recoverable Compensation in a NYC Construction Accident Lawsuit
New York construction workers who sustain injuries on the job are usually eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
However, workers’ compensation benefits only cover a small amount of your losses, including:
- Medical care
- A portion of your lost wages
- Death benefits (for surviving family members)
This can leave you paying thousands or more out of pocket. When you file an injury lawsuit, you can recover the following types of damages:
- The remainder of your lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity (if your injuries require you to work fewer hours or retire)
- Loss of benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Impaired quality of life
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
If you are experiencing any of the above because of your construction site accident, speak with an attorney from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. for more information.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Can Help Surviving Family Members File Legal Action
If your loved one died from the injuries they suffered in a NYC construction site accident, the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. personal injury attorneys can file a wrongful death action on your behalf and recover compensation for:
- Economic loss (such as medical bills, the deceased’s lost wages, etc.)
- The deceased’s “conscious pain and suffering” (if your loved one survived the injuries they suffered and later passed away as a result of those injuries, you can recover compensation for the pain they suffered during this time)
- Loss of parental care and guidance (only children of the decedent can recover this type of damage)
Do Not Risk Missing Out on the Compensation You Deserve
There are time limits of which you should be aware for both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. If you fail to file within this time, you will be unable to recover compensation. Call our team as soon as possible to protect your right to recover the compensation you deserve for your construction site accident injuries.
Speak to an Attorney Today
Are you looking for more information about your right to recover damages as a construction worker? Are you seeking compensation for your injuries or a loved one’s death? Our law firm can help.
A construction site accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon L.L.P. will review the evidence of your case, determine the liable parties, and give you advice as to what steps you should take to protect your interests.
We have a multilingual staff which can help you in English, Spanish, Greek, Tamil, Bengali, or Kannada.