Recovering Damages for New York Construction Site Accidents and Construction Work Injuries
Most construction workers are unaware that they have special legal rights and tremendous protection under New York’s Labor Law if they are injured on the job. Because construction work is so dangerous, New York law specifically provides injured construction workers with expansive legal rights to recover money damages for their injuries. In many instances, the injured worker doesn’t even realize at first that he or she has a solid personal injury case. For example, if a construction worker falls from a ladder, trips on construction debris, slips on a wet floor, falls from a plank or is struck by a falling object, the worker often has a very strong personal injury case for substantial damages against the building owner, general contractor, construction manager and other entities under special Labor Law and Industrial Code provisions.
With a practice focused on personal injury and wrongful death claims in New York City and Long Island, The Pryor Law Firm routinely helps workers who have suffered injuries on all types of construction sites, rehabilitation projects and installation jobs. Don’t assume that workers’ compensation is your only available option if you were hurt on a job site. Contact us in Brooklyn, Manhattan or Nassau County to find out if you have a case for personal injury damages after a construction accident.
The Pryor Law Firm offers free consultations in all accident and negligence cases. We only get paid for our legal services if we are successful in recovering money for you through a negotiated settlement or a victory at trial. Although construction accident cases can be expensive to investigate, develop and prove through litigation, our firm advances all of the expenses necessary to prepare and prove your case. We only recover what we’ve paid out if we are successful on your behalf.
Understand Your Right to Collect Personal Injury Damages for Construction Injuries
Many injured workers mistakenly assume that if they are hurt on the job, they are limited to workers’ compensation benefits as their only source of payment. This can be a very costly mistake. While workers’ compensation may be the exclusive remedy against the worker’s employer, the Labor Law routinely provides construction workers with the right to seek personal injury damages from companies or contractors other than their employer, such as the building or property owner, the general contractor and construction manager. The amount of damages recovered in construction accident cases is often very substantial.
With many different contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and vendors involved in different aspects of a construction project, we can often prove that someone unrelated to your own company was responsible in whole or in part for your accident. This gives you the right to pursue personal injury claims even while your workers’ compensation application is going through your employer’s insurance carrier.
File for Workers’ Compensation benefits and Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney
You can have a personal injury lawsuit and a workers’ compensation claim going on at the same time. In most cases, personal injury lawsuits cover a wider range of damages and losses and will provide a much greater recovery than a workers’ compensation claim, so it works to your advantage to sue a negligent third-party for personal injury whenever the facts and the law will support the civil action. Unlike workers compensation claims, you have the right to a jury trial in personal injury cases where you can recover substantial pain and suffering damage awards that are not available in a workers’ compensation claim.
At The Pryor Law Firm, we can give you a clear understanding of your legal rights following any injury or accident on a worksite. New York construction accident lawyer Kenneth A. Pryor represents construction workers from all trades, such as carpenters, electricians, steam fitters, plumbers, iron workers, laborers, HVAC, masons, demolition, bridge painters, sandblasters, heavy equipment operators, roofers, road workers, welders, gas company workers, utility company workers, landscapers and drivers who have suffered injuries on the job. Our firm will help you develop and prove your personal injury case for money damages across a variety of circumstances:
- Fall from scaffolds
- Falls from ladders
- Falls from heights
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Trip and fall injuries on construction site
- Slip and fall injuries on construction site
- Eye injuries from debris or flying objects
- Accidents caused by structural collapse
- Injuries while using power tools and other construction equipment
- Injuries due to unsafe construction practices
- Injuries due to OSHA violations and safety code violations
- Trip-and-fall injuries caused by poorly stored materials or debris
- Excavation accidents and trench collapses
- Manhole accidents and steam injuries
- Crane accidents
- Electrical shock injuries
- Fires, explosions, burn injuries and chemical burns
- Excavation accidents
- Construction vehicle accidents
While working on your case, The Pryor Law Firm can also help you gain access to the best possible medical treatment for your injuries. We are ready to help you and get started working on your potential case.
Call 855-HURT-855 (855-487-8855) for a Free Consultation with a Lawyer
Find out how an experienced construction accident attorney can protect your rights and the value of your legal claims. We have collected millions of dollars in compensation for workers injured on job sites. Contact The Pryor Law firm at any of our three New York locations for a free consultation.
The Pryor Law Firm, LLC, helps people with many kinds of personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the New York metro area, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County and communities as Garden City, Uniondale, Hempstead, Roosevelt, Freeport, Levittown, Valley Stream, Laurelton, Rosedale, Valley Stream, Massapequa, Lindenhurst, Hauppauge, Deer Park, Ronkonkoma, Selden and Huntington.