New York Personal Injury Lawyers for Construction
Wall & Roof Collapse Accident Victims
With new developments going up every day, New York is always under construction. With high-rises, stores, hotels, and tourist attractions constantly being built, accidents are bound to happen. While injured workers can seek workers’ compensation, the benefits are often not enough to cover the expenses and losses sustained. Many cases actually involve a third party whose negligence may have caused the accident. This is when an experienced personal injury lawyer can help. The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, can help you seek the justice and the compensation that you deserve. If you have suffered a serious injury due to a wall or roof collapse on a New York construction site, you need a professional working diligently on your behalf to help preserve your rights and pursue adequate compensation. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, have nearly a century of combined experience fighting for victims of wall and roof collapses on New York construction sites. They can help you obtain adequate compensation for your injuries and hold the negligent party responsible.
How do construction wall and roof collapse accidents happen?
Workers may take many precautions on a construction site, yet there are hidden dangers around every corner. Unfortunately, many construction workers suffer injuries due to wall and roof collapse accidents on job sites. This can be due to bad foundations, rotted wood, poorly framed walls, or even the negligence of another party. Roof collapses may happen due to age, rot, and even improper use of machinery while performing the duties of a demolition job. These are some of the most common contributors, but the hazards that cause wall and roof collapses on construction job sites in New York are countless. A construction site is a dangerous place by nature, but you do have rights if you are injured while working on one and if injured, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel immediately.
What type of lawsuit is filed with construction wall and roof collapse accidents?
The nature of the injuries sustained on the job site will dictate the type of claim that is filed on your behalf. If you or a loved one have suffered serious or life-altering injuries due to a wall or roof collapse on a New York construction site, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. If the accident was more serious, and a loved one sustained fatal injuries, then a wrongful death claim may be more appropriate. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, are well versed in the New York labor laws as well as personal injury laws. They will listen intently to your story and present you with all of your available options. They will give you the personal attention and professional representation that you need to navigate the legal system during this tragic time.
Can I file a personal injury claim if I am collecting workers’ compensation benefits?
Many times, you can. New York law prohibits an employee from pursuing a claim against their employer if they are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, if another party on the job site, such as a safety inspector or another contractor, is at least partially responsible for your injuries, then you may be able to pursue a third-party civil suit for your injuries. Many times this avenue allows accident victims to recoup further resources after a serious or life changing injury.
What types of injuries occur most often during a construction wall and roof collapse accident?
The types and severity of the injuries sustained during these accidents will vary along with the size and weight of the wall or roof that collapses. Injuries may range from broken bones and abrasions to spinal cord and internal injuries. It is not uncommon for these types of accidents to cause physical impairment or even permanent disability. Workers injured by wall and roof collapses on construction sites often spend a substantial amount of time in the hospital, and some are never able to make a full recovery. Those who do escape with their lives are often prevented from returning to work permanently. Unfortunately, this does not stop the medical expenses from piling up.
What types of damages can be recovered in a wall or roof collapse claim?
Please keep in mind that every case is different and treated on an individual basis. The type and amount of damages awarded will depend greatly on the type and severity of the injuries sustained. It is not uncommon to recover compensation for medical expenses, which can be significant, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, physical impairment, and more. In extreme cases, pain and suffering can also be awarded.
Should I give a recorded statement after my accident?
It is always best to seek legal counsel as soon as you are able. Many times an insurance company will make contact with an injury victim in an effort to get a written statement as soon as possible. In order to preserve your rights, you should avoid giving any recorded or written statements without an experienced attorney present. Doing so can potentially void your right to financial compensation.
How will I know who is liable for my accident?
It may take a thorough investigation to uncover someone’s liability in a construction site accident. These cases can get complicated because it is often hard to get people to accept responsibility for their part in an accident of any magnitude. This is one reason why it is so important to seek the help of a New York construction accident attorney right away. The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, investigates every case diligently to bring to light every party’s responsibility in a wall and roof collapse accident on a construction site.
Call a superior New York construction accident attorney right away after a wall or roof collapse
If you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries in a wall or roof collapse accident on a New York construction site, call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC. Our attorneys have more than a century of combined experience seeking and winning justice for those who have been injured in these types of job site accidents. If you have lost a loved one due to fatal injuries sustained in a wall or roof collapse accident on a New York construction site, we may be able to help you pursue a wrongful death claim. Our highly skilled attorneys will work closely with experts in the field to thoroughly and diligently investigate, while preparing a strong case on your behalf. Winning compensatory damages will not take away the pain you have suffered, but it may help ease the financial burden. Our main goal is to recover the full amount of financial compensation that you deserve. You can call the toll free number at (877) 675-4529 to set up your initial consultation, or you can fill out our consultation request form and we will get in touch with you shortly. You do have rights, and our attorneys will help you protect those rights, while offering personal attention and professional representation for the duration of your case.