Even the most casual glance at the New York City skyline would reveal that construction projects are an ongoing and integral part of the city’s growth. Indeed, construction builds are on the upswing following a building lull that limited building projects during COVID-19, with a policy of redlining nonessential building projects. With nearly 400,000 construction workers in the city, there are plenty of construction-related fall accidents, as well as other injuries that plague the construction industry.
In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction workers are the fourth most likely occupation to suffer fatal work injuries, behind roofers, lumberjacks, and members of the fishing and hunting industry. As such, it makes sense that the average construction worker would worry about these types of statistics and consider keeping a NYC construction fall accident lawyer on speed dial just in case the worst-case scenario should happen on the job.
Obviously, those workers who survive fall accidents on construction sites might still be left seriously incapacitated, with an array of injuries ranging from cut and bruises to broken bones to serious head and brain injuries.
If either you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a New York construction accident, you may have more than one way to receive compensation: through a workers’ compensation claim, a lawsuit, or both. The former, a workers’ compensation insurance claim, will serve to cover your medical bills and a certain fraction of your lost wages. The latter option, a personal injury lawsuit, allows you the opportunity to recover additional benefits and non-economic damages. A construction site slip and fall accident lawyer will work to win judgments along both avenues as your case develops.
Why Choose Tucker Lawyers PC for a Construction-Related Fall Accident in New York City?
Choosing your team of NYC construction fall accident lawyers is a critical first step in securing your financial rights following a work-related accident and injuries. Laws in the state dealing with construction accidents are complicated, so errors or mistakes can lead to the denial of your claim.
A seasoned construction site slip and fall accident lawyer from Tucker Lawyers PC understands the ins and outs of New York employee injury laws, so you won’t have to worry about missing critical deadlines or filing documents incorrectly.
In addition to understanding the intimidating aspects of mounting a successful employee accident case, we also have an intense understanding how debilitating an injury can be and how such an event can completely change your life in the blink of an eye. Toward that end, if you have been injured at work, we encourage you to call our team today at (516) 399-2364.
Call today and take advantage of our free consultation to tell us about your accident, and we can discuss your best options. Discover why so many construction accident workers turn to our team for help following an accident.
How We Can Help You
A Team of Construction Fall Accident Lawyers Working for You
Should you be the victim of a work-related accident in New York City, you probably have no idea how to proceed or where to turn. Taking on the daunting prospect of navigating the system to get workers’ compensation makes it hard to even get started.
Luckily, our team of construction fall accident lawyers knows right where to start and how to proceed. Indeed, our litigators have won large settlements, as well as jury awards on behalf of our clients who have been injured in construction accidents. To that end, we will act on your behalf in all matters.
Specifically, in pursuit of justice in your case we will:
- Make sure that you get the medical attention you need and deserve while ensuring that all treatments are documented
- Investigate your case to gather facts, question witnesses, and get photographic evidence that relates to your case
- Deal with all communications between you and the insurer
- Ensure that you get the representation you deserve and take the case to court should you be offered a lowball offer.
Protecting Yourself When Negligence Leads to Your Construction-Related Fall Accidents
Under New York law, an employer generally cannot be sued should you get injured on the job, but the same is not true of third parties who could be guilty of negligence. Section 200 of the New York Labor Law obligates owners and general contractors to provide “reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, health, and safety of all persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.”
When working on a construction site and there is an accident, there may be an array of parties that might have contributed to the accident through their negligence. Such examples might include carelessness by the driver of a vehicle on the site, or the manufacturer of a defectively made parts or piece of equipment that caused injury. Finally, any number of government agencies, property owners, or subcontractors who failed to ensure a safe work environment could be held liable for a construction site accident in NYC.
To establish liability, our construction site slip and fall accident lawyer must prove that:
- The defendants owed you a duty not to cause harm.
- The defendants breached this duty by acting or failing to act in some manner.
- This breach caused your injuries or illness.
- You suffered actual damages as a result.
There are different types of injury claims you can file:
- Scaffolding and Ladder Law: New York State has special legislation in place for workers who have been injured due to a fall from a scaffold or ladder. The law outlines how scaffolding and other dangerous construction site equipment must be erected, secured, and fastened on a site. If you’ve been injured this way, you may have to take alternative steps when filing your claim.
- Defective machinery: Forklifts, cranes, and other vehicles used in construction can be hazardous to operators and others working in their vicinity.
- Highway Work Zone Accidents: As with scaffolding, a different set of standards are in place for highway work zones.
- Unsafe Work Site: There are codes in place to protect everyone working on a construction project.
Tucker Lawyers PC has handled virtually all types of construction site injuries. Our team of New York construction accident attorneys has had great success in protecting the rights of injured workers, getting them the medical attention, they need, and obtaining the significant recoveries they deserve. We know how hazardous the workplace can be, and we feel that you should be compensated if you’ve been hurt.
Frequently Asked Questions Our Team NYC Construction Fall Accident Lawyers Answer
As one might imagine, in the aftermath of a serious construction-related accident, you probably have a host of questions tumbling around in your mind. Our team of NYC construction fall accident lawyers routinely field all manner of questions. Some of these include:
Can I Receive Compensation if I Was Injured “Off the Clock”?
Generally, employees who are not on the clock will be unable to claim injury benefits. There might be instances where you would be able to make a workers’ compensation claim if, for instance, you are running a work-related errand on the way to or from work.
What Does Settlement of a Construction Site Accident Mean?
This means that you have forfeited your right to press any further charges against your employer in exchange for an agreed upon sum. These settlement offers can materialize at any point in the process. Our team of Tucker Law attorneys can let you know if the offer is fair.
How Long Should I Wait Before Contacting a Construction Site Accident Attorney?
The longer you wait to file a claim, the harder it will be for our legal team of professionals to collect the required evidence to mount a strong case on your behalf. Additionally, state law includes a number of different deadlines in order to file your claim, and you do not want to risk missing any of these deadlines.
Contact a Seasoned Construction Fall Accident Lawyer in New York City
Here at Tucker Lawyers PC, our team of construction fall accident lawyers is waiting to hear from you in the aftermath of a fall accident on a construction site. We will assess your case, plan a legal strategy with you, and work hard to achieve the economic justice you deserve after getting hurt on the job.
If you have been the victim of a fall accident on a construction site, you should reach out to competent legal counsel here at Tucker Law.
Our team of legal minds are standing by at Tucker Law PC. We offer a free consultation, so there is no risk to you. We encourage you to call us as soon as possible following a workplace accident in New York at (516) 399-2364.
Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.
John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]