If you are in need of compensation for injuries suffered from a construction accident, you can trust in the experienced and highly acclaimed counsel from our New York personal injury lawyers. Countless clients have chosen to work with our construction accident firm in order to secure justice and their financial recovery.

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Litigating a case involving a construction accident is complicated. For that reason, you will want to retain the quality legal services of Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan, LLP. Our firm has been established for more than 50 years, and we have obtained solid results on behalf of our clients. During a free case evaluation, we can dissect your situation and help you determine the right path to pursue full and fair financial compensation.


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What Are My Legal Options After a Construction Accident?

Construction is one of the largest industries in the country. It is also one of the most dangerous professions. In fact, a study produced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) showed that injury rates in most professions have recently declined with the exception of construction jobs.

Some of the factors that can make construction work a hazardous occupation include:

  • Dangerous or poorly maintained equipment
  • Poor safety precautions
  • Negligent construction managers
  • Open trenches, high scaffolding, and other risky work areas

If you or a loved one was in a construction accident, you may have the right to file a claim for compensation. Our legal professionals can investigate the cause of your accident and help you assert your rights. If we find that the accident was a result of workplace safety violations or some other form of negligence by an employer or another party, our attorneys can take action to pursue compensation for your injuries.

The following parties may be held liable for a construction accident:

  • Owner of a building or structure
  • General contractor or subcontractor
  • Construction manager
  • Manufacturer of defective equipment

What is the Statute of Limitations for Construction Accident Claims in New York?

In the state of New York, the statute of limitations, or time limit, for bringing about a claim of negligence is three years from the date of the accident. This holds true for cases involving construction accidents. If the construction accident results in a fatality, you will only have two years from the day that the accident occurred to file a wrongful death claim. Keep in mind the strictness of the statute of limitations and take swift action to seek the legal guidance your case requires. If you wait too long, you won’t be able to pursue compensation at all.

Workers' Comp Vs. Civil Lawsuits

In any instance when you are injured at work, you have a right by law to workers' compensation. This applies even if it was your own actions that caused the injury. In certain situations, you are able to file a civil suit, which typically reaps much higher compensation if successful. You may pursue this avenue if:

  • Your employer is uninsured
  • Your employer intentionally harmed you
  • A co-worker intentionally harmed you
  • Your employer illegally interfered with your workers' compensation claim
  • Your injury is covered by New York Labor Law 240 or 241
  • Your injury was caused by a third party, i.e. one not related to your employment

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If our NYC personal injury attorney determines that a claim is the right direction to pursue, you can trust in the experienced and quality legal guidance we offer. Do not hesitate to begin fighting for your rights today! Contact our firm to request your initial case review.

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