Learn About Your Rights after a Construction Site Accident
Construction sites are dangerous places. There are tripping hazards everywhere. Equipment can malfunction, scaffolding can fall and platforms collapse. Whether working on a bridge, apartment building or commercial skyscraper, construction workers are highly vulnerable to injuries.
Our Queens Attorneys Can Help You Recover
At the Queens law office of Tarshis & Hammerman, we help clients who were injured on building sites. The law in New York provides for compensation for construction workers injured on the job. There are several ways an injured worker may be able to obtain injury compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and other costs of an injury. We advise clients about their options after construction site accidents. Contact our law firm for guidance with your injuries.
Advice to Injured Construction Workers in New York City
Our attorneys have successfully represented many New York construction workers since 1985. Building a strong case for compensation requires vigorous and attentive action on the parts of both lawyer and client. Below are some of the things injured workers should do after a construction site accident:
- Report the accident promptly to your supervisor
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Apply for Worker’s Compensation
- Seek immediate legal guidance from a qualified attorney to avoid making errors which might compromise the ability to obtain the compensation to which they are entitled
Handling Complex Issues in Pursuit of Full Compensation
New York construction law is complex. For example, in certain types of accidents involving falls from great heights, scaffolding falls and ladder accidents, the injured worker does not need to demonstrate fault and can sue owners, general contractors and others – even if they had no direct responsibility for an accident. In other kinds of accidents, the plaintiff’s lawyers must grapple with issues of liability, safety regulations, indemnity and the level of injuries. However challenging the case, our attorneys fight for injured clients, protecting their rights and seeking the most favorable outcome possible.
In addition to requiring in-depth knowledge of New York construction law, construction accident claims can take considerable time. Depositions, expert witnesses, settlement offers, damage awards and the role of insurance companies are all issues that can take extended periods of time to resolve. Our law firm has the knowledge and experience to go the distance on behalf of clients.
Examples of our Cases
We have successfully advocated for clients who were injured in accidents such as these:
- Electrical accidents (electrocutions) and chemical explosions or leaks
- Falls, including scaffolding falls and ladder accidents
- Forklift and crane injury accidents
Our lawyers investigate all possible OSHA violations and determine whether poorly maintained or unsafe equipment was a factor in an accident. Our goal is to use our knowledge and experience to get clients the compensation they need and deserve to heal fully and go back to work.
Do not sign any settlement papers before speaking with a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer about your construction site injury. Please call or email us to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your specific concerns relating to an injury.
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means that unless we obtain financial results for you, you pay no attorney’s fee.