New York Construction Accident Lawyer

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Do You Need A New York Construction Accident Lawyer?

 

Construction site workers should not be exposed to unnecessary construction site hazards.

If your employer failed to take the necessary safety measures which resulted in your construction injury, you have a right to seek compensation. Laws are in place to protect workers from harm especially on elevated landings such as roofs, scaffolds, and ladders. We have handled many cases involving scaffolding accidents and other work accidents caused by unsafe premises. When you need a New York construction accident lawyer who will hold the responsible party accountable, we can provide you with the legal services you need.

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Have You Been Injured In A Construction Site Accident?

There can be catastrophic results if construction site safety precautions are not followed.

Unfortunately, even with all safety precautions taken, it is possible to be injured while on the job. Your workplace is dangerous and you face a higher risk of personal injury than the average person while working. But this doesn’t mean you must resign yourself to a life of being injured. Your employer is responsible for keeping you safe and when you do get injured, you are entitled to receive the worker’s compensation you deserve.

According to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration, more than 21 percent of the 4693 worker deaths in 2016 occurred in the construction industry. The main cause of construction worker fatalities were related to falls, being struck by an object, and electrocution. Hundreds of lives could be saved if construction employers and those involved in the industry worked to eliminate these main causes of construction site accidents.

Every day, you’re doing what you need to do to protect your safety and well-being. You should expect the same from your employer and everyone else whose actions affect your safety. We can work with you as your construction site accident lawyer to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your construction site accident.

You Need A New York Construction Accident Lawyer

You should never feel intimidated or responsible for paying for your medical bills for injuries that result from a construction site accident. Businesses and insurance companies have attorneys protecting their rights – you deserve the same. We’ll help you secure the financial compensation you are entitled to from an accident at a construction site.

 

Financial Compensation That Could Be Available If You File a Construction Site Accident Claim:

  • Current and future lost wages.

  • Compensation for lost earning potential.

  • Pain and suffering physical pain.

  • Pain and suffering emotional distress.

  • Physical therapy and other expenses related to your recovery.

 

You Need A New York Construction Accident Lawyer

You should never feel intimidated or responsible for paying for your medical bills for injuries that result from a construction site accident. Businesses and insurance companies have attorneys protecting their rights – you deserve the same. We’ll help you secure the financial compensation you are entitled to from an accident at a construction site.

 

Financial Compensation That Could Be Available If You File a Construction Site Accident Claim:

 

  • Current and future lost wages.

  • Compensation for lost earning potential.

  • Pain and suffering physical pain.

  • Pain and suffering emotional distress.

  • Physical therapy and other expenses related to your recovery.

 

Legal Options When Injured In A Construction Accident on Long Island, NY.

Laws related to construction accidents can be complicated. In addition to your employer, there might be other people or entities liable for your injuries. The smartest choice you can make after a construction accident is to contact an experienced construction accident  attorney. He or she can assist you with your workers’ compensation claim and help you if any additional legal action is required.

All too often, employers make it difficult for injured workers to receive the compensation they deserve. If this happens to you, you’ll need a construction accidents attorney on your side, ensuring your rights are protected and that you receive the money you are owed for your medical bills and pain & suffering.

Under workers’ compensation laws, employees injured in a construction accident in Long Island, NY can recover the cost of your medical bills, compensation for wages you weren’t paid because you were injured, disability benefits, and if necessary death benefits for loved ones. There might also be additional supplemental benefits available, including coverage for prescription medications and item you need for your recovery or care.

In addition to workers’ compensation benefits, if there is a third-party responsible for your injuries, you have a right to file a claim against them. For instance, if you were injured because of an equipment malfunction, you might be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.

Sustaining Construction Site Accident Injuries

If you’ve sustained injuries on a construction site in New York, you could be entitled to compensation. We can help you get the compensation you deserve as your New York construction accident lawyer.

 

Some of the most common injuries that happen on construction sites include:

Construction Site Injuries Are On The Rise

According to information in a recent article in the New York Daily News, construction site injuries – and unfortunately, deaths – have been on the rise in the last few years. Data shows the spike in incidents directly correlates with a spike in building activity, coupled with a drop in safety inspections. There are more opportunities for people to be injured and fewer safety efforts underway to prevent injuries and deaths.The majority of incidents in New York involved falls, which accounted for nearly 60 percent of all fatal accidents on construction sites from 2011 to 2015. This number is nearly double the number of construction site deaths related to falls nationwide.

Industry experts stopped short of calling construction site falls an epidemic in New York, but point out that every two to three weeks for the last two years a construction worker has fallen to his or her death. Many of these incidents are believed to have been preventable. There is concern that a relaxation of requirements at the federal level could cause these numbers to rise even hire.

 

Get The Construction Accident Compensation You Deserve!

 

If you were working at the time of the injury, you should report the injury to your employer. Support might be available through a workers’ compensation claim. However, if your claim is denied or you were not working when your injury occurred, compensation might still be available. An experienced construction site injury attorney can help you determine your next best step.

 

Contact The Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel and let us provide you with a high quality New York construction accident lawyer.

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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