Construction Accident Attorney in New York City
Helping Injured Workers Get the Compensation They Deserve
Construction work is inherently dangerous, but that doesn’t mean construction workers must accept that they will be injured on the job. Our law firm has a long and proven track record of representing construction workers and their families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Our team has a deep understanding of the laws and regulations that protect construction workers and the general public. We know how to find the evidence needed to build a strong case and have the experience and resources to take on any defendant.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a construction accident, we are here to help. Contact Irwin Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with an experienced New York City construction accident lawyer.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Construction Accidents?
Construction accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including the negligence of third parties and even the mistakes of fellow workers. In many situations, the general contractor or another party is liable for the safety of the site and can be held accountable if workers are injured due to unsafe conditions. This is true even if the worker’s employer had nothing to do with the accident.
Some of the most common causes of construction accidents include:
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders, and roofs
- Being struck by falling objects
- Being caught in or between objects
- Vehicle accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Fires and explosions
These and other types of construction accidents can cause severe and even life-threatening injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, disfigurement, and more. In the most tragic cases, construction accidents can result in the death of a worker.
How Can a Construction Accident Attorney Help?
Construction workers and their families are often overwhelmed after a serious construction accident. They may be unable to work and have no idea how they will pay their bills. They may be unsure of their rights and whether they can take legal action against their employer or another party. They may be afraid that if they do take legal action, they will be retaliated against or even lose their job.
At Irwin Law Firm, we are here to help. Our team has extensive experience handling construction accident cases. We know what it takes to win these types of cases and are here to guide you through the legal process. We work with top experts in a variety of fields, including construction safety experts, medical experts, and more, to help us build the strongest case possible. We will take the time to listen to your story and understand the unique circumstances of your case. We will answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have. You can trust us to provide the compassionate and personalized legal guidance you need.
What Compensation Can You Get for a Construction Accident?
If you have been hurt in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation through a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means that you can receive benefits regardless of who was at fault for the accident. However, there are limits to the types of damages you can recover in a workers’ compensation claim.
Workers’ compensation benefits may include:
- Medical expenses
- Partial wage replacement
- Disability benefits
- Death benefits
Our firm is experienced in handling workers’ compensation cases and can help you take the necessary steps to file a claim. We will ensure your claim is filed accurately and on time. If your claim is denied, we will help you file an appeal and will fight tirelessly for the benefits you are owed.
In some cases, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. This is true if your accident was caused by a negligent third party. A third party is anyone other than your employer or a fellow employee who was working at the same site. For example, if you were injured in a scaffolding accident, the manufacturer of the scaffolding may be held liable if the scaffolding was defective. If you were injured in a vehicle accident, the driver of the vehicle may be held liable if they were driving recklessly. Construction accident lawsuits allow you to recover a wider range of damages than workers’ compensation claims.
Some of the damages you may be able to recover in a construction accident lawsuit include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Construction accident lawsuits are often complex and require a thorough investigation. Our firm has the experience and resources to handle these types of cases and will work diligently to build the strongest case possible.
How Long Do I Have to File a Construction Accident Lawsuit in New York?
If you have been hurt in a construction accident, it is important to understand that you have a limited amount of time to take legal action. In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is three years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time frame, you will be barred from recovering any compensation for your injuries. This is why it is important to contact a construction accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
It is important to note that the statute of limitations is different for wrongful death lawsuits. If your loved one was killed in a construction accident, you have two years from the date of their death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time frame, you will be barred from recovering any compensation.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Construction accidents can cause severe and even life-threatening injuries. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a construction accident, we are here to help. We are here to answer all of your questions and help you understand your legal options. We handle all construction accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless we win your case. To schedule a free consultation with our New York City construction accident lawyer, call (212) 203-4529 or contact us online.##END##
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