It is no secret that construction workers can be exposed to hazardous conditions
as part of their day to day job duties. Between working from great heights,
structure failures, and machine accidents, the potential for danger may
always be present. Employers have a duty to protect workers from the potentially
fatal consequences of an accident. When companies do not uphold their
duty of care and unsafe conditions are allowed to exist, they may be held
accountable for resulting injuries or fatalities.
At Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, our firm assists families
in recovering damages from a
wrongful death which occurred on a construction site. We know that nothing can ever make
up for the loss of a loved one, but taking legal action against those
responsible can help your family to move forward in the wake of this tragedy. Our
New York City personal injury attorneys possess more than a century of combined legal experience and can help
your family to seek justice.
Why hire our NYC personal injury law firm?
- Serving New York for more than 50 years
- Substantial experience in both wrongful death and workers’ compensation claims
Numerous awards and recognitions for our legal ability and client service
- Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® (Less than 1%
When you are ready to talk, our firm can help you to understand your legal options.
OSHA’s “Fatal Four”
According to OSHA, there are four types of accidents that are fatal more
often than others. This means these four accident and injury types can
lead to wrongful death of construction workers. Additionally, loved ones
of construction employees killed in these types of accidents may be able
to seek financial compensation on behalf of their deceased loved one.
OSHA’s “fatal four” construction accidents are:
- “Caught In” / “Caught Between”
- Struck-By Accidents
Compensation Available to the Survivors
The legal options available to the relatives of those who have been killed
can be tremendously complex. Survivors may have the options of pursuing
compensation through a wrongful death claim and through the construction
company’s workers’ compensation insurance. Not every claim
can be pursued through both avenues. While every company must provide
workers’ compensation benefits, wrongful death claims center around
accidents involving negligence.
We understand that after experiencing a loss, the last thing you may want
is to worry about navigating through the legal world. Our
construction accident attorneys have substantial experience in both types of claims and can work closely
with your family and the insurance company to hold the responsible parties
Our firm can help you to recover damages from accidents including:
Compassionate Representation – Proven Results
Losing a loved one is among the most traumatic events that a family can
experience and you will likely have an overwhelming number of questions.
Who can be held responsible? What are the next steps? Where can I turn
for help? If you want to get the answers you need, we invite you to schedule
a consultation with our firm. Our NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered
more than $500 million for our past clients and can provide the support
and representation that you need during each step of the legal process.
You do not pay a dime unless we win your case.
Request a FREE consultation today.