Questions Asked By Someone Injured In a Construction Accident
If Someone Sustains A Loss Of Limb Or A Burn From An Electrical Or Chemical Source At These Excavation Or Demolition Sites, What Option Do They Have Available In Terms Of Recoverable Damages?
Our White Plains industrial accident lawyer know that workers who are injured on construction sites in New York are entitled to workers compensation benefits which are medical payments, a portion of their salary, as well as a permanency award through the workers compensation carrier. New York construction workers, including those in White Plains, Yonkers, Ossining, New Rochelle, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Port Chester, Rye, Scarsdale, Harrison, Nyack, Ossining, Peekskill, Pleasantville, Mount Pleasant, Valhalla, Nyack, Clarkstown, Spring Valley, Mount Vernon have the right to sue the construction site owner and general contractor under the labor laws. To know whether an injured construction worker has a case, our Westchester construction accident attorneys will analyze whether the injury or fatality was caused by a violation of any of the underlying rules and regulations of the industrial code. An early on investigation is often necessary. Construction workers and laborers who are injured in a serious accident need to call OSHA and request that they do a workplace investigation and document exactly what happened. Usually OSHA will take photographs and document the workplace conditions which caused the accident. Alternatively, the injured construction worker can ask a coworker to take pictures of the accident scene so they can preserve the evidence that is also very important. Today, everyone has a cell phone with a camera and immediate photographs after an accident have helped our construction accident attorneys expose the truth on many occasions, since pictures don’t lie. Management and supervisors are often on the company’s side and cannot be trusted to accurately document what caused an accident, especially when it is against their interest to do so.
If our White Plains construction accident attorneys can prove that a Labor Law was violated the injured construction worker is entitled to recover their full pay and their medical bills through the lawsuit in addition to pain and suffering, loss of fringe benefits and compensation for any reduced earning potential. If the injured worker cannot work like they did before or if they can work only reduced hours or go back to some other type of work, they are entitled to the difference between what they can make before and what they can make now going forward with the rest of their life. This is in addition to damages for pain and suffering, for disability on a long term basis and our workplace accident attorneys frequently work with forensic economists to calculate our client’s losses.
If a construction worker or laborer has suffered fatality or a wrongful death on any construction site in Westchester or Rockland, their next of kin, (spouse and children) will be entitled to their financial loss that may have incurred because of their spouses and father’s death. An estate, will have to be set up and ultimately the family will be entitled to recover an award of money to compensate the person who passed away for their pre-death pain and suffering
People Injured In Construction Accidents Have A Number Of Questions To Ask. For information, call the Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC for a FREE Initial Consultation at (914) 574-8330 and get the information and legal answers you’re seeking.