Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer

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Construction Accident Law Firm in Long Island

A 2019 NYCOSH Report has revealed that many dangers and accidents in construction sites are preventable. However, the negligence of construction companies, and other parties, to follow standard safety rules makes accidents at construction sites inevitable.  Contact Construction Accident Lawyer in Long Island for Free Consultation

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 200,000 construction workers get injured per annum.

 

The Vital Question…

Beyond this alarming figure is the important question of how these injured construction workers get due compensation and move on with their lives.

The Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel in Long Island is an experienced law firm that can help you or your loved ones to pursue construction accident lawsuits in New York for favorable compensation or settlement.

What Constitutes a Construction Accident Claim?

Getting injured at a construction site can be really tough on the victims and their families. Often times, injured workers want to know if they qualify for a construction accident compensation or settlement.

Here are the key things to look out for:

 

Negligence

Generally, there is a duty of care owed by construction companies, contractors, and property owners to maintain a safe construction site and workplace. The New York State Law and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safety Regulations impose a general duty of care on employers to maintain a reasonably safe site for workers.
When the party under the duty of care has not done all it should reasonably do to keep you from harm and you suffered an injury, wage loss, or medical expenses, you will be entitled to compensation for your injury.

In summary, there are three elements of negligence:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach of that duty
  • Resulting injury or harm

The Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel is ready to fight on your behalf and prove your claim beyond a reasonable doubt if the above elements are present in your case.
Perhaps you don’t think all these elements are present in your claim. If so, we offer free consultations with a construction site accident attorney in Long Island to help you look through the fine details of the incident and give professional advice.

What to Do if You are Injured at a Construction Site

 

If you or a loved one is injured at a construction site, here are a few things you need to do to protect yourself or the victim:

 

  1. Get first aid treatment and medical help as soon as possible
  2. Record the details of the accident – where, how, when.
  3. Identify available witnesses at the scene
  4. Report the accident and injury to a supervisor or the contractor
  5. Collect and preserve necessary evidence
  6. Collect medical care receipts and keep details of expenses
  7. Hire an experienced construction site accident lawyer (in Long Island)

What to Do if You are Injured at a Construction Site

 

If you or a loved one is injured at a construction site, here are a few things you need to do to protect yourself or the victim:

 

  1. Get first aid treatment and medical help as soon as possible
  2. Record the details of the accident – where, how, when.
  3. Identify available witnesses at the scene
  4. Report the accident and injury to a supervisor or the contractor
  5. Collect and preserve necessary evidence
  6. Collect medical care receipts and keep details of expenses
  7. Hire an experienced construction site accident lawyer (in Long Island)

Who Is Liable?

For most construction site accidents in New York, the cause may be a faulty product or unreasonable construction place hazard not taken care of by the contractor. This situation will give rise to third party liability and lawsuit.

In New York State, the law does not permit employers to be sued for construction site injuries. But general contractors, the property owner(s), product/equipment manufacturers, sub-contractors, engineers, architects may be sued for third party liability and claims. This kind of lawsuit has the potential to give a much larger compensation than worker’s compensation for construction site injuries. One of the extra claims you can bring under third party liability is compensation for severe injuries.

Based on the above explanation, a Long Island construction site accidents lawyer can help you file a third-party lawsuit in New York under the following headings:

  • Product Liability: Injuries related to defective products or equipment including injuries from a fall.
  • Wrongful Death: If a relative or friend as a result of construction site accident injuries, you may seek compensation for wrongful death.

We can provide the legal help of a qualified construction accident attorney if you were injured in Long Island or any other location in New York State.

Construction Accidents and New York Law

Many construction accidents are covered under the New York State Law. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most common construction accidents include:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Falls from elevated heights
  • Struck by falling objects
  • Crane accidents
  • Unsafe/Defective equipment accidents
  • Electrical accidents or electrocution
  • Trench collapses
  • Welding accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Building collapse

What Can I Claim in a Construction Accident Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one was injured in a construction site, you may claim any or all of the following reliefs:

Damages: This is monetary compensation for your injuries. Damages that can be claimed include:

  • general damages for emotional distress, pain and suffering
  • special damages for disability, disfigurement/li>
  • punitive damages against the responsible party

Medical Expenses: The cost of medical treatment can be very high depending on the severity of the injury. The good part is that the burden can be shifted to the liable party.

Loss of Earnings/Reduced Earning Potentials

The above reliefs can also be calculated and presented in negotiations for settlement. All you have to do is hire an experienced lawyer in negotiating your New York construction accident settlement.

To Settle or to Proceed to Trial?

More often than not, the liable party would approach you for settlement once you have a good claim and have filed a lawsuit. Many times, the offer is tempting to you but far less than what you are entitled to.

In Long Island, an effective construction accident lawyer from the Law Office of Elan Wurtzel can properly assess your claim and advise you on whether you should proceed to trial or negotiate the proposed settlement.

Construction Accidents Settlements – Our Testimonials

“Dear Elan, I was so proud to have you by my side yesterday…. You truly were the most professional, impressive and charming person in the room. Thank you for making a difficult task so comfortable for me.” June M.

The Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel is committed to your cause, passionate about your claim, professional in our approach, and aggressive against hurdles.

 

Did you or a loved one suffer a construction site accident injury?

Get Construction Accident Legal Help in Long Island. Contact the Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel to have a free legal consultation and legally pursue your claim.

 

Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer Promise to You…

We can make many promises to you but one promise stands out – we will pursue your claim until you get your due compensation.

Elan Wurtzel

Attorney At Law

527 Old Country Rd.
Plainview, New York 11803

Phone: 516-822-7866
Fax: 516-822-7889

Quality representation you need ... Respect, compassion, and attention you deserve.

 

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