NY Construction Accident Attorneys Represent Injured Workers
Helping People Who Have Suffered Due to Construction Site Accidents
As a construction worker, you know that your work is both dangerous and demanding. You employ heavy machinery, climb to great heights, and perform your duties in an environment that is generally unforgiving. You can avoid an accident by staying vigilant and cautious; however, others around you, whether it’s your boss or a fellow employee, may not do the same, creating unsafe circumstances that lead to an injury. If you have been injured on a construction site, you may be entitled to compensation from your company and possibly other parties.
The experienced New York construction accident attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have witnessed the devastating results of construction accidents themselves. We understand how traumatic such an experience can be, no matter how minor the results. You should not have to handle your issues alone in the aftermath of a construction accident. Let us help you get the financial assistance you need. Call us today at (212) 986-7353 to discuss the details of your case.
What are the Common Types of Construction Accident Injuries?
Injuries commonly sustained in construction accidents are mostly severe in nature and they include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Bone fractures
- Partial or total paralysis
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Knee and back injury
What are the Possible Effects of Work Accident Injury?
Even a so-called "minor" accident can result in serious consequences. An injured construction worker may be burdened with financial stress brought about by exorbitant medical bills and lost wages during recovery. He or she may lose the ability to collect wages altogether if the injury is debilitating enough. In especially catastrophic incidents, a worker may suffer an injury that requires decades of treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation, all of which does not even guarantee a full recovery. The associated expenses can amount to six-figure, even seven-figure sums. In summary, physical losses in combination with great financial burden can make the aftermath of a catastrophic incident one of the most trying experiences in life.
What Should I Do After I Have Suffered a Work Injury in NY?
- There are essential steps you should take immediately after a construction accident to ensure you receive a compensation that is rightfully yours.
- Your health is your first priority. Receive immediate medical attention.
- Report the incident to your employer without delay, or make sure the report is made as soon as possible. It is central to your claim.
- Get in touch with an experienced work injury lawyer. He or she can conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your injuries and strengthen your claim.
- Contact the proper authorities, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to investigate your accident.
NY Employer Responsibilities
Your employer is required to keep workers' compensation insurance coverage for employees. A notice of such coverage must be posted in a conspicuous place. Upon request, your employer must grant access to all records, books, and payrolls. Your employer can be fined for not keeping accurate records of accidents, employee classification, etc.
Your employer may not discriminate against an applicant or employee simply because he or she has claimed workers' compensation in the past. Once you are injured, your employer is required to report your wages or other compensation as well as changes to your work status related to your injuries.
Other Types of Industrial Workplace Accidents?
There are numerous industrial jobs, other than construction, that offer additional risks, such as:
- Refinery: Oil and gas refineries are known for massive explosions that cause several fatalities. They often occur due to mismanagement of staff and toxic materials, among other negligent behaviors.
- Mining: Miners endure extremely difficult work in dangerous environments. They face the risk of explosion, exposure to toxic chemicals and gases, flooding, and, perhaps most dangerous of all, mine collapse.
- Chemical Plant: Unlike other industrial injuries, the illnesses associated with chemical work do not make themselves readily apparent. They usually take time to develop, and symptoms may not be discovered until years down the line.
Get in Touch with a Dependable New York Construction Accident Attorney
At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, our attorneys are highly experienced at filing workers' compensation claims and at handling appeals and hearings throughout New York. Contact us by using our online contact form or call us at (212) 986-7353.
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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today.
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$18 Million - Labor Law
$11.1 Million - Traumatic Brain Damage
$8.2 Million - Worker Paralyzed in Fall
$7.25 Million - Scaffold Defect
$5 Million - Wrongful Death
$4 Million - Construction Accident: Brain Injury
$3.75 Million - Construction Accident: Bricklayer Injury
$2.95 Million - Worker Falls Through Floor
$2.75 Million - Construction Site Accident
$2.5 Million - Scaffold Accident Crane Collapse
$2.4 Million - Construction Accident: Fall from Ladder
$2.2 Million - Workplace Injury
$2.2 Million - Scaffolding Accident
$2.1 Million - Construction Fall Injury
$2 Million - Five Story Fall on Job Site
$2 Million - Construction Worksite Fall
$1.9 Million - Fall from Upper Floor During Home Building
$1.75 Million - Workplace Accident: Fall from Ladder
$1 Million - Construction Stairway Fall
$1 Million - Construction Accident: Fall Through Floor
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