Fortunately, construction accidents don’t happen as often as they used to, however, they still do occur, and if you’ve been seriously hurt in one, you should speak with a New York City & Westchester County construction accident lawyer at once. Contact The Bàez Legal Group today to learn more about construction site accidents and what we can do for you.
Do I Need a New York City & Westchester County Construction Accident Lawyer?
We know and respect the fact that construction workers are among the hardest-working members of our society. We have zealously fought on behalf of construction accident victims for years, and if you’ve been hurt in a construction accident, you can depend on a New York City & Westchester County work injury lawyer right here at our firm to fight for you as well.
Construction Accidents in New York
Though we’ve come a long way in construction site safety over the years, the truth is, construction sites will never be completely hazard-free, and at times, needlessly so. Some of the most common types and causes of construction accidents are as follows:
- Defective ladders
- Scaffold collapses
- Burns (due to heat or chemicals)
- Defective machinery
- Negligent supervisors
- Trench cave-ins
- Trip or slip and falls
- Crane or forklift errors
If you’ve been injured on a construction site, you should notify your supervisor at once, seek immediate medical treatment, and document the facts surrounding the incident by obtaining:
- Pictures of the unsafe construction site conditions
- Witness statements
- Video of your accident
- Medical documentation concerning your injury
You should then speak with an experienced New York City & Westchester County construction site accident lawyer as soon as you can. Our firm can file either a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party claim on your behalf.
Filing Your Claim
If you’ve been injured on the job as a construction worker, you will most likely file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance that helps cover the cost of a worker’s medical bills and a portion of his or her lost wages until he or she can return to work once again. That said, workers’ compensation may not have covered the entire cost of your injury, in which case, we may file a third-party claim on your behalf.
A third-party claim is filed against liable third parties that are not your employer, such as an independent contractor or a property owner. In a third-party claim, we can sue for maximum compensation to help cover the entire cost of your injury.
Contact a New York City & Westchester County Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction accidents are oftentimes devastating for those injured, as well as their families. Our firm proudly fights for construction workers in New York City, Westchester County and throughout New York, and we are prepared to fight for you as well. Contact The Bàez Legal Group today for a team of legal advocates that truly cares about your recovery. Our consultations are always free.