Construction Site Accidents
Construction workers face a greater risk of being injured at work than workers in most other industries. Even if they do everything they can to protect themselves, they are still vulnerable if other people around them act negligently, or if products used on the construction site turn out to be defective.
In New York, the state Labor Laws provide special protection to construction workers. Several sections of the Labor Laws hold property owners and contractors responsible for injuries suffered by construction workers who were not protected by sufficient safety measures and devices on their site. One particular section applies to workers who are injured by falling from a height—a common kind of construction site accident.
If you are a construction worker and you were injured on the job, you probably know that you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits, which cover medical treatment and lost wages and provide compensation for any loss of a body part. In some cases, Workers’ Compensation may also pay for physical therapy or vocational training.
However, if your injuries were caused by someone other than your employer—for example by the use of a defective product (scaffolding, power tools, or any other product used on the site), you may be able to pursue additional compensation. One key type of harm that is not addressed by Workers’ Compensation is the pain and suffering caused by an injury. Such harm may be difficult to describe in financial terms, but it is real and may take a huge toll.
If you were injured in a New York construction site accident, you should discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you pursue every available path to full compensation for your injuries.
The attorneys at Ronai & Ronai LLP have a track record of successful outcomes in cases involving New York construction workers injured on the job. Call us today for a free consultation, and find out what we can do to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. We work tirelessly to get prompt compensation for our clients—and we get paid only if our clients get compensated.
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