When Safety is Compromised: Legal Options for Injured Workers
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Summary: Construction site accidents can result in severe injuries and financial losses for workers, but legal options are available for those injured on the job. This article discusses the different legal avenues for injured construction workers, including personal injury lawsuits, negligence claims, and wrongful death claims.
Construction sites are often risky environments, with workers facing hazards such as falls, heavy machinery accidents, and electrical shocks. Despite safety regulations and protocols being put in place, accidents can still occur, leaving workers with severe injuries and financial losses. Fortunately, there are legal options available for injured construction workers.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction site accident, don't hesitate to contact a construction site accident lawyer for help. Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law can get the compensation you deserve and focus on your recovery without worrying about the financial burden of medical bills and lost wages.
Legal Options for Injured Construction Workers
When injured on the job, most people instinctively think of “workers’ compensation.” But that option is not always available or the best option. Our experienced attorneys at Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law, have successfully pursued third-party liability claims under the New York State Labor Law.
Here are some legal options available for those injured on construction sites.
Personal Injury Lawsuits - In some cases, injured construction workers may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party. For example, if a worker is injured due to a defective piece of equipment, they may be able to sue the equipment manufacturer. Personal injury lawsuits can compensate for medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs.
Negligence Claims - If a construction worker is injured due to the negligence of their employer or a co-worker, they may be able to file a negligence claim. Negligence claims are based on the idea that the employer or co-worker had a duty to maintain a safe workplace but failed to do so. To win a negligence claim, the injured worker must prove that the employer or co-worker breached their duty of care and that this breach caused the injury.
Wrongful Death Claims - In the most tragic cases, construction accidents can result in the death of a worker. In these cases, the worker's family may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims can compensate for funeral expenses, lost income, and other related costs.
Bronx Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction site accidents can result in severe injuries and financial losses for workers and their families. Fortunately, there are legal options available for those who have been injured on the job. Workers' compensation, personal injury lawsuits, negligence claims, and wrongful death claims are all potential avenues for seeking compensation.
If you have been injured on a construction site, it's essential to speak with an experienced construction site accident lawyer who can help you understand your legal options and pursue the compensation you deserve. Call us at (212) 568-4245 for a free consultation.
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