CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS

Construction Accident Attorney
Construction Accident Attorney

The New York State Labor Law has several sections that are very favorable to workers.  The laws are written to provide a remedy for injured workers by placing the responsibility for worker safety on more than just the employer.  One section – Labor Law 240 – provides strict liability against landowners and general contractors, in most cases, when a worker falls from a ladder, scaffold, roof, or other place with any significant height.

We work with engineers, economists and other experts to establish liability and obtain the settlement or verdict you deserve for an injury from a serious construction accident.




Frequently Asked Questions


What damages am I entitled to when I can establish liability?

Your injuries are valued by your pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life that is caused from the date of the accident, and, if permanent, for the rest of your life.  If you are unable to earn at the same level as before, or not work at all, you are also entitled to past and future lost wages.  While often the Workers’ Compensation payments for the healthcare and wages paid has to be partially reimbursed, compensation for pain & suffering and wages can be very significant.



How can these other parties be sued?

The New York State Labor Law has several sections that are very favorable to workers.  The laws are written to provide a remedy for injured workers by placing the responsibility for worker safety on more than just the employer.  One section – Labor Law 240 – provides strict liability against landowners and general contractors, in most cases, when a worker falls from a ladder, scaffold, roof, or other place with any significant height.



Can I sue my employer for negligently causing a work accident?

You cannot sue your employer under most circumstances.  However, for many work related there are other parties who may be found responsible and can be sued for the full value of your permanent injuries: landowners, general contractors or other sub-contractors.



Who pays my wages and medical costs after a construction accident?

Your employer is required under New York State law to carry Workers Compensation insurance for work-related injuries.  Your medical expenses and lost wages will be paid through that insurance company.





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