Construction Accident Lawyer Representing Injured Workers in Construction Accident NYC
Construction is a dangerous area of work. In New York, construction workers are 4% of the state’s workforce but account for 20% of fatalities on the job. Many more workers get injured at construction sites. Because of the danger involved, the law provides for specific remedies if you are injured at your workplace. If you have been injured in a construction accident, you should consult with Construction Accident Lawyer who can fully inform you of your specific options.
Generally speaking, if you are injured in a construction accident, you may have two types of legal claims:
Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Compensation is a scheme that was set up to pay for medical bills stemming from an on-the-job accident. This type of claim is made against your employer and is heard by a special judge who only hears Workers’ Compensation claims. With this type of claim, there are no damages as would be the case with a regular lawsuit. Instead, there are defined benefits that could be awarded that are meant to address your loss of income and costs of medical treatment. In this type of claim, you still must prove several things, including that you were injured on the job and the severity of your injuries.
Third-party claim. You may be in the position to bring a claim against someone who is not your employer, which is called a third-party claim. This sort of lawsuit would be brought if you were injured at the job site due to the negligence of someone who is not your employer (or employed by your employer). A common example is bringing a claim against someone who injured you who is employed by a different contractor or subcontractor. Additionally, you could bring a third-party lawsuit against the manufacturer of a faulty piece of equipment that injured you. Third-party claims allow for a wider range of damages than Workers’ Compensation claims.
Consult New York Construction Accidents Attorneys as soon as possible
Before signing paperwork or meeting with a company-affiliated insurer – is always preferable to consult an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer. After hearing the particulars of your accident and injuries, a Construction Accident Lawyer can advise you of your rights. Contact New York Construction Accidents Attorneys of The Rybak Firm, PLLC., by calling 718-307-5554 24/7 or completing a ‘Contact Us’ form for a free consultation.
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Our offices are located in Brooklyn, NY. We serve the whole NYC Metro Area and represent clients in every borough of New York City. Our Personal Injury Attorneys are able to travel to you if you are unable to meet at our offices due to an injury. We also provide free transportation to and from our offices.
Our office address is:
1810 Voorhies Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235