Injured During a Construction Accident?
New York construction workers are constantly at risk of being injured on a construction site. A single error at any construction site can result in serious injury or even death. Defective or misused machinery, uncovered holes, and poorly installed protective gear only scratch the surface of the dangers construction workers face on a regular basis. Unfortunately, many of the common pitfalls construction workers encounter are deadly.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calls these construction accidents the Focus Four:
- Falls, which caused approximately 35% of fatal construction accidents in 2011 and 2012.
- Being struck by objects, which caused approximately 10% of fatal accidents in 2011 and 2012.
- Electrocutions, which caused approximately 9% of fatal construction accidents in 2011 and 2012.
- Being caught in or between objects, which caused approximately 2% of fatal construction accidents in 2011 and 2012.
Safety is always a major concern on construction sites. All construction workers should pay special attention to the Fatal Four construction scenarios. According to OSHA, eliminating these four types of construction accidents could save 437 workers’ lives each year.
You Have a Right to Compensation
As a victim of a construction site accident, you have the right to recover compensation under New York State law where the negligence of another is the cause. Many construction workers who are injured on a job site seek workers’ compensation, while others obtain additional compensation through a civil claim. We make it a point to educate our clients who have been injured in a construction accident on the various methods of compensation available.
Civil claims are made against parties whose negligence or wrongdoing contributed to the workers’ injuries. These are called “Third-Party Claims”. Successful third-party claims often provide more in compensation than workers compensation benefits. These claims can be brought in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
At our Suffolk County law firm, our accident attorneys are well versed in the specialized area of construction site accidents. Our team of lawyers and support staff take a global approach to the practice of law and considers the whole client – not just one specific aspect of the construction site accident. We will advocate for you with efficiency and a high level of attention to detail and nuance of the law in our fight to recover the greatest compensation for your personal injuries.
We Fight for You and Your Loved Ones
Our accident attorneys at TonaLaw have a combined 38-year track record of uncompromising ethics! Unrelenting litigation prosecution allows us to provide superior legal services to clients who suffer from injuries sustained during a construction accident throughout Long Island, New York City and New York State.
The TonaLaw Advantage
At TonaLaw, we are a client first practice. Our attorneys and support staff utilize our extensive legal experience and litigation acumen to represent personal injury clients aggressively, always seeking all remedies available to our clients under the law.
TonaLaw is a no fee law firm – We get paid when we win your case!
If you or a loved one are suffering from a construction accident due to the negligence of another, contact us today at (631) 780-5355 or toll-free at 1-844-TONALAW or by filling in the form below.