If you were injured while working on a construction site, you may face a long recovery from your injuries, medical debt, rehabilitation, or lost pay due to being out of work. Even if you receive workers’ compensation benefits, what you get will not fully compensate you for all of your damages.
While you concentrate on your recovery, we can work for you. You should not take on the burden of your injuries and your personal injury claim on your own. A New York construction accident lawyer with Dansker & Aspromonte will investigate and build your case, Our team will also identify the parties responsible for your injuries and hold them accountable.
Paying Our Lawyers When You Cannot Work and Medical Bills Are Piling Up
It is understandable to feel hesitant about retaining legal services due to concerns about the potential costs. However, at Dansker & Aspromonte, our firm works on a contingency-fee basis, which means there is no risk when you enlist our help. You pay nothing up front, and your lawyer doesn’t get paid unless and until they recover compensation on your behalf.
This fee structure takes some of the financial pressure off you and your family so you can put your focus entirely on your recovery.
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Losses to Recover After a Dansker & Aspromonte Construction Site Injury
Often, construction workers sustain serious and debilitating injuries while doing their jobs. These injuries vary greatly, including head or brain injuries, fractured bones, spine injuries, disfigurement, organ damage, etc. Our serious injury lawyers could help you secure fair damages.
Your recovery from injuries may place an overwhelming burden on you and your family. Victims of construction negligence should be entitled to compensation for every aspect of their damages, including economic and non-economic damages. Each case is unique and based upon the specific facts and circumstances you experience.
Generally, the construction accident lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte will use the facts of your case to seek monetary damages for the following:
Pain and Suffering and Loss of Enjoyment of Life
An injury can lead to substantial physical and emotional pain and suffering. You may be able to pursue pain and suffering damages that compensate you for all of your injuries and the effect of those injuries on the quality of your life.
Short and Long-Term Medical Costs
You may have amassed medical debt that includes emergency room expenses, surgical expenses, in-patient hospital bills, physical therapy, follow-up visits to the doctor, pain management pain medication and other pharmaceutical expenses.
You can pursue damages for both your past and current medical bills and any future care you may need. .
Lost Pay from Being Out of Work
You may have lost income during your recovery even if you received workers’ compensation benefits. You can seek the full extent of your out-of-pocket losses through a construction accident claim and lawsuit.
If you can no longer return to your job because of your injuries, you may be able to obtain future lost wages or future loss of pension benefits.
If your loved one suffered fatal injuries in a construction site accident, your family might be entitled to compensation from a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. Some of the damages you can claim include loss of services, loss of guidance, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
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How We Can Assist You With Your New York Construction Accident Case
When you enlist the help of a New York construction accident attorney from Dansker & Aspromonte, we will investigate and build your case by doing the following:
- Obtaining all incident and accident reports
- Gathering any site photographs and video footage of the accident
- Consulting experts in construction safety
- Securing witness statements
- Collecting your EMS, hospital, and other medical records
- Negotiating with the other party or parties
- Retaining medical experts to prove the nature of your injuries and any permanency
- Hiring an economist to illustrate your financial losses due to your injuries
- Preparing your case for trial, if necessary
We only have so much time to carry out these tasks for you. If you wait too long to get started on your case, you may not be permitted to pursue compensation under the law.
The statute of limitations may vary depending on the details of your case. We recommend speaking with a construction accident attorney to determine how long you have to take legal action.
What to Do Following a Construction Accident in New York
It may seem that there is little you can do to protect your rights after the accident. However, being proactive and taking certain precautions can make all the difference when pursuing an injury case.
- Reporting your injury to your employer or whoever is in charge of the construction site
- Seeking medical attention and seeing your treatment through
- Avoiding any discussion about your accident on social media
- Keeping your own personal record of the accident and how life has changed for you since
When you take these steps, it can help to show a direct connection between the construction accident and your injuries. What’s more, it can leave less room for the insurance company to dispute your claim and allege that you made your injuries worse on your own.
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Construction Accident Claims Our Personal Injury Firm Handles in New York
We handle many types of construction accident cases in New York, such as:
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, or other high places
- Falling objects, materials, or debris
- Trips and falls on dangerous work sites and platforms
- Falls between stories
- Trench collapses
- Commercial vehicle accidents
You can make separate claims for injuries under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law and a negligence claim in many instances. Dansker & Aspromonte will coordinate your negligence claim with your worker’s compensation lawyer so that you obtain the compensation you need.
Parties Liable for Your Construction Accident Injuries
If you were injured on the job due to a fall from a high elevation, under Labor Law 240, the law can hold the property owner and the general contractor strictly liable for your damages under certain circumstances.
However, if you got hurt at work while on the ground, you can also hold responsible parties accountable for your injuries and resulting damages . These parties might include:
If you were employed by a subcontractor or to perform another trade on the job site, you may be able to hold the general contractor of the job liable. You could do this even if they were not directly responsible for causing a dangerous condition at the worksite.
Contractors Who Failed to Work Safely
If a contractor from another firm onsite behaved negligently and caused your injury, you may be able to hold that contractor liable for your injuries.
A property owner can be held liable if their negligence and/or failure to maintain a safe work site results in your accident and resulting injuries and damages.
Our team will help you determine which parties are liable for your injuries and build strong cases against each. In many instances, you could hold multiple parties liable for the same incident.
Common Causes of New York Construction Accidents
New York is always under construction, but site managers and property owners need to take proactive measures to maintain safe work zones. Failing to do so constitutes negligence and causes accidents like falls from elevated sites, being struck by falling objects and trip and falls.
Scaffolding needs to be well-constructed to hold the weight of workers and their equipment. When property managers or construction companies fail to ensure this, they put their workers and nearby pedestrians at risk of severe injuries.
Lack of Construction Zone Signage
Without proper signage, workers (and anyone passing by the construction site) will not be aware of potentially dangerous areas. When a construction company ignores sign regulations, they can be liable for injuries sustained around the unmarked work zone.
Construction Fencing Problems
Construction fencing saves lives by preventing potentially deadly accidents. However, missing or poorly constructed fences are hazardous and can lead to severe injuries for workers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
Missing or Poorly Construction Sidewalk Sheds
Sidewalk sheds create safety barriers between New York pedestrians and dangerous work zones. If you suffer an injury (such as getting struck by flying debris) because a property manager, owner or contractor failed to install proper sheds around a construction site, you can hold these parties liable for your damages.
A New York accident lawyer with our firm can help you determine who is responsible for your losses and pursue a fair settlement.
Get Help from a New York Lawyer on Our Construction Accident Team Today
To find out more about how a member of our team can help you recover compensation, call Dansker & Aspromonte today. Your first consultation comes at no cost or obligation to you.