New York Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction sites are filled with many potential dangers. Construction work accidents account for thousands of serious injuries and even a handful of deaths each year. According to the Bureau of Labor, an average of 150,000 construction workers suffer workplace injuries, while around 1,000 workers die annually as a result of injuries suffered on a work site.
While some construction accident cases may involve a mistake or error on the part of the worker, many incidents are the result of an employer’s negligence or carelessness. In fact, as a construction worker, you trust that your employer has taken all necessary measures and precautions to ensure that you remain safe. But if an employer fails to keep the work site safe or fails to provide workers with appropriate safety equipment, tools, and training, they may be liable if you are injured.
At The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, our experienced team of New York personal injury attorneys have handled many construction workers’ claims. We have extensive knowledge of New York state’s regulations, along with the federal guidelines put forth by OSHA – the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This means we are well-positioned to assist with construction accident lawsuits and related wrongful death cases. If you’re seeking a workers’ compensation lawyer, our legal team can assist in this area as well.
The physical nature of a construction worker’s job means that a serious on-the-job injury can lead to serious financial woes as the individual may be left unable to earn an income for a period of weeks, months or even permanently. Our goal is to help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and beyond.
If you or a loved one was injured or died in a construction accident, contact the experienced New York personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLL. With over 100 years of collective experience, we aggressively strive for justice on behalf of our clients. Contact our legal team to get a confidential, no-cost case consultation. Call 877-MSL-4LAW.
Common Questions for Our New York Personal Injury Attorneys and Workers’ Comp Lawyers
At The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, our construction accident lawyers can assist with your work accident claim. Our law firm routinely gets questions on this type of case, so our legal team has compiled some information on a few of the most common question topics.
What Types of Circumstances Qualify as Grounds for a Construction Accident-related Personal Injury Claim in New York?
Construction accidents and other workplace accidents can take many forms, including:
- slip and fall accidents;
- injury involving equipment or machinery;
- falls from a height, including falls from a ladder, scaffolding or structure;
- accidents involving defective tools and equipment;
- crane-related accidents;
- electrocution and electric shocks;
- injury from a falling object;
- elevator accidents; and
- crush injuries.
In the case of a construction accident or other workplace injury, your employer is required to follow state and federal guidelines for work site and employee safety. Any violation of these guidelines can serve as sufficient grounds for lawsuits or personal injury settlements.
Any negligence in the upkeep of the work site or failure to provide proper training and safety equipment are a few cases that may lead to a construction accident and a subsequent work accident claim.
Personal injury and negligence lawyers will work to establish a direct connection between the employer’s inaction or negligence and the injury that occurred.
Your New York personal injury attorney can review your case to determine if it meets the criteria required to seek compensation.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Qualify to Receive?
Following a construction accident, you may qualify to receive compensation for lost wages, including wages that you miss out on due to an inability to work in the future. This is especially common for construction workers due to the physical nature of this work; a serious injury can result in a permanent inability to earn an income in this field.
In addition to lost wages, accident victims typically qualify for compensation for medical bills and other health-related expenses, such as medication, medical equipment, and therapy. Our construction accident lawyers also work to determine the cost of continued medical care in the future, if necessary.
Pain and suffering is another area where an injured construction worker may qualify for compensation. This can include physical pain and suffering and emotional distress.
In cases where a construction worker passes away as a result of injuries sustained in a workplace accident, our wrongful death lawyers will strive to secure compensation for their surviving family members. This can include compensation for the money that their loved one would have earned in the future, along with pain and suffering, medical expenses and funeral/burial expenses.
Can an Attorney Help with a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Injured construction workers (and other employees) are typically eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits not only in the short term but in the long term in cases where the individual suffers long-lasting effects and disability.
Our goal, as a law firm, is to help ensure that each client is properly compensated.
How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
When hiring a workplace injury lawyer, it’s common for the attorney to work on a contingency basis. This means that your attorney only collects a fee when he or she successfully recovers money on your behalf, whether it’s in the form of a settlement or a jury award.
Our Personal Injury Law Firm Has a Team of Top Construction Accident Lawyers to Handle Your Case
The experienced accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC are available to represent your case following a worksite injury. We understand how transformative and stressful a workplace injury can be, and it is our goal to help our clients get the compensation they deserve in a prompt, efficient manner.
The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC will aggressively investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, collecting witness testimony in depositions and gathering evidence to build a strong and compelling case. We can also assist with cases involving workers’ comp.
Lawyers with The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC are ready to discuss your case in a confidential, no-cost consultation. Our wrongful death and personal injury attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call 877-MSL-4LAW.