Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces where every year, thousands of construction accidents result in injuries and often the injuries that are sustained are very serious and can be life changing.
Workers who are injured on New York construction sites have a right to sue for lost wages, medical bills, and pain, suffering, and disability under New York labor laws. These cases involve, among many others, scaffold accidents, table saw accidents, electrical accidents, construction equipment accidents, road construction accidents and other accidents relating to injuries to workers.
The labor laws in New York State give special protection to workers who are injured in construction accidents. If there are violations of Labor Law sections 200, 240 or 241, a worker may be entitled to recover damages regardless of who was responsible for the accident.
Workers’ compensation may not be able to cover the medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses and losses incurred by the accident. In many cases, injured workers are also entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim against third-parties who may have contributed to the accident, such as an independent subcontractor, a product manufacturer, or other third-parties. If the accident occurs because of defective equipment, the equipment should be safeguarded from further use to keep others safe and to ensure that it stays in the same condition as when the accident occurred. It is important to obtain as much information as possible following the accident including obtaining eyewitness testimony and photographs of the accident.
Whether the accident occurred as a direct result of failing to comply with safety standards or other unsafe work conditions, it is important to have the expertise of The Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C. who is committed to recovering the full and fair compensation for serious construction accident victims.
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