If You Were Injured in a Construction Accident, Collecting Compensation is Your Legal Right. Call the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. for Help.
There are many New York state and federal regulations intended to ensure the safety of construction sites and those who work there. Sadly, our New York construction injury lawyers see construction accidents injure or cause death to thousands of people every year.
Construction workers can, in an instant, suffer severe, life-changing injuries. Even temporary injuries can result in substantial medical expenses, lost income, pain, and suffering. Permanent disabilities might make it impossible to work again and require medical care for decades. It can become impossible to pay bills and support a family after you are injured in a construction accident.
Victims of construction accidents must seek out advocates who can help them access the maximum amount of compensation the law allows. You need strong New York lawyers with proven results in representing clients with construction injury claims. Navigating a workers’ compensation claim, dealing with a private insurance company, and contemplating a personal injury lawsuit are not tasks to take lightly. Your decisions and actions during these processes can have a tremendous impact on the outcome.
At the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C., we have the experience and resources to fight for the rights of workers seriously injured in construction accidents. We are strong advocates for victims of construction accidents and can help you seek compensation that can truly help with your recovery. Call the New York Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C., for a free evaluation of your construction accident claim. Call (800) 560-0214 today to learn about your options and legal rights to collect compensation for your construction injuries.
What are the Most Common Construction Accidents?
When you think about a construction site, what do you envision? Hazardous materials? Heavy machinery? Lots of workers? Most construction sites are indeed quite busy with many activities occurring at once. All protocols must be followed to ensure everyone’s safety.
Unfortunately, all too often, accidents happen. When they do, the injuries are usually severe, given the dangerous nature of construction work and materials. The following are among the most common accidents that occur on or near construction sites:
- Crane accidents
- Welding accidents
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding
- Nail gun accidents
- Chemical accidents
- Falling objects
- Electrical accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Transportation accidents
- Defective machinery accidents
- Defective equipment accidents
- Excavation accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
Every day on a construction site is potentially deadly. Workers rely on their employers, managers, co-workers, and the companies that make their equipment to follow all safety rules and regulations. When a construction worker is injured in an accident, liability may rest with multiple parties.
Additionally, injuries are often caused (or made worse) by a lack of safety equipment, faulty safety equipment or a lack of training with safety equipment.
Deciding where and how to seek recourse is best done with the help of experienced lawyers like the ones at the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C.
What are the Most Common Construction Accident Injuries?
The severity and types of construction accidents vary. They range from minor injuries that require little to no ongoing treatment to those that result in a lifetime of pain and complications. Some common construction accident injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Crush injuries
- Chemical burns
- Lung injuries such as those caused by inhaling toxic chemicals or materials
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries (Traumatic Brain Injuries-TBI)
- Deep lacerations
Construction accidents can also be fatal. Explosions, crane collapses, scaffolding crashes can all cause fatal injuries. If someone gets killed in a construction accident, their family may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Liability for Construction Accidents
There are several ways to collect compensation after a construction accident. More than one party may be responsible for your injuries.
Workers’ Compensation – most employers in New York State must carry Workers’ compensation insurance. When there is a workplace accident such as one on a construction site, the injured worker can collect money for his or her injuries via a workers’ compensation claim. The worker does not have to prove employer negligence to collect this compensation, but this is often the only way to collect money from your employer for your work-related injuries.
Personal Injury Lawsuit – Victims of construction accidents may be able to collect damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit against a third-party. If a contractor, manufacturer or subcontractor was negligent and caused the construction accident and injuries, that party may have to pay significant damages. You can recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, but you must be able to prove negligence or fault.
Construction Accidents Injure Non-Workers
Sometimes, the victim of a construction accident is not an employee or worker. For example, a passerby can get hit by falling debris or become injured by a nearby construction site collapse or explosion.
When this occurs, there is no workers’ compensation involved, and the victim can bring a personal injury suit against anyone who they can prove was negligent. Negligent parties I construction site accidents can include the:
- construction company
- site supervisor
- building owner
- equipment or materials manufacturer
If you were an innocent passerby or other non-employee injured in a construction accident, you might be able to collect significant monetary compensation for your injuries. Compensation may cover things such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.
You Have Options After You Get Injured in a Construction Accident
If you are hurt in a construction accident, there might be multiple people responsible for your injuries. You might have a variety of options regarding how to proceed with your claims for compensation. Workers’ comp does not provide financial relief for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages you may suffer. You must discuss your case with an experienced construction accident lawyer to make sure you protect your legal right to collect all of the compensation the laws allow.
Contact the New York Construction Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C.
Before you take any settlement or offer, call the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C., for a free evaluation of your construction accident claim. We can listen to the facts surrounding your accident, answer questions, and help you understand all of your legal options.
We have experience investigating construction accident cases, pinpointing the liable parties, working with medical experts, and insurance companies. We can negotiate a fair settlement and represent your interests in the courtroom. At the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C., our goal is to secure damages for you and your family that fairly and adequately compensate you for the injuries you have suffered.
Call construction accident lawyers at (800) 560-0214 for a free case evaluation. If you were injured in a construction accident, don’t wait, call today.