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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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
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
Statute of Limitations for Construction Accident Claims
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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