Construction work is a demanding and dangerous profession, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics citing at least 1 in 20 workers are involved in an accident each year. New York City skyscrapers are soaring to new heights more quickly than ever, while landmark buildings are undergoing perpetual upgrades and repairs. All this activity increases the likelihood of construction accidents – caused by defective equipment, trench cave-ins, or human error. Ladders and harnesses can fail. Or a surface can become unstable. A long-term medical condition can result from any number of scenarios, including a breakaway piece of scaffolding or equipment.
Despite taking necessary precautions and remaining mindful of hazards, work sites involve a multitude of contractors, subcontractors, fellow employees and day laborers operating equipment and performing separate tasks that contribute to uncontrolled and unsafe work environments that lead to serious injuries. Such injuries can be the difference between gainful employment and unpaid bedrest.
What workers’ comp coverage provides
Our experienced lawyers will help to protect your rights to file a workers’ compensation claim if you are injured on a New York City work site. Workers’ compensation benefits include:
Workers’ compensation benefits include:
- Death Benefits
- Potential Disability Benefits
- Full Coverage of Medical Costs
- Partial Compensation for Lost Income
Additional third-party damages we can pursue for you.
Our experienced Litman & Litman PC New York City construction accident lawyer will help determine if multiple parties are responsible for the harm you incurred. If so, damages from a third-party may be recovered in addition to the workers’ compensation claim. Third parties can include the general or sub-contractor, a manufacturer of faulty equipment; a company tasked with maintenance or a negligent supervisor.
Third-party damages may include:
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Lost earnings ability and potential
- Lost wages from past and future
- Physical rehabilitation and other health expenses
- Punitive damages
Contact Litman LawFIRM New York City Construction Accident Lawyers Today
f you have suffered an injury due to negligence on a construction site, you may have a right to compensation from your company or other responsible parties. Litman & Litman PC has the best lawyers working on New York City construction accident cases with expertise on the liability of property owners and contractors under workers’ compensation and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) laws that ensure safety measures are firmly implemented. f you have suffered an injury due to negligence on a construction site, you may have a right to compensation from your company or other responsible parties. Litman & Litman PC has the best lawyers working on New York City construction accident cases with expertise on the liability of property owners and contractors under workers’ compensation and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) laws that ensure safety measures are firmly implemented. Call us for a free consultation at our office, your home, or hospital. We know that a construction accident can have dire and devastating consequences for you and your entire family. Let us fight for the compensation you deserve.
Types of Construction Accident Cases We Represent: Types of Construction Accident Cases We Represent:
- Falling Crane Accidents
- Construction Site Falls
- Injury by Crush of Heavy Equipment
- Heavy Machinery Accident
- Forklift Accident
- Electrical Power Line Accidents
- Construction Site Electrocutions
- Injury by Falling Object
- Trench Accident
- OSHA Violation
- Roof Collapses & Ceiling Falls
- Amputation by Machinery
- Nail Gun Accident
- Plant Explosion
- Scaffolding Accident & Falls
- Window Washing Accident
- Exposure Toxic Materials on a Construction Site
- Unsafe Equipment Accident
- Welding Accident