Bronx Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction has been a dangerous industry in which to work since its inception. Despite great advances in the industry where worker safety is concerned, there is still room for accidents to occur, though when proper safety procedures are set in place, construction accidents should be limited to a minimum. Often when a construction worker is hurt at their place of work, this is as a result of safety standards not being observed by management, which can be grounds for the injured worker or their family to seek compensation. We have outlined how the construction accident personal injury claims process works below.
Why make a claim?
New York covers construction workers under its somewhat comprehensive Workers Compensation. Though construction workers are covered under Workers Compensation for injuries incurred at work, pain, and suffering as a result of workplace injury are not. If you or a family member has become injured as a result of negligence, you may have a fair claim to compensation. When you have been rendered unable to work or have rising medical bills due to an injury, you should ensure that you are still able to provide an income for yourself and your family, which is why Bronx Personal Injury Lawyers is here to help!
What can lead to injury?
Many factors may lead to injury at a construction site. This can be as a result of improper guidelines being observed by the worker or site manager, but can also include improper tools or materials, where malfunctioning can lead to injury, in which case a tool or materials manufacturer may be held liable for injury incurred. It is also possible that the site owner or developer may not have provided a safe environment for a worker to perform their job, in which case these parties would need to be held responsible for claims laid by the worker.
Why seek legal counsel?
Due to the nature of many construction accident claims, there is a wealth of facts that need to be made available when seeking legal action against a negligent party. At Bronx Personal Injury Lawyers, our team are experts in ascertaining the information required to carry forward a claim against a negligent party. If you would like to be assured that your case has a team of experts who are skilled at acquiring the facts of the case and presenting them in a way that ensures that you are fairly compensated, you should call us today!
Families of a deceased worker
Construction is in the top ten most dangerous jobs in America, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The nature of this industry can lead to dire consequences, should proper safety codes not be observed. When a family has lost a breadwinner as a result of this, it can have devastating effects on the financial state of your home. Cases where families of a deceased construction worker have the right to claim may include, but are not limited to, a worker falling, being struck by an object, being electrocuted, or crushed. If you have lost a breadwinner and believe that you have the right to claim, call us for consultation and allow us to determine if you have a viable case.