If you have recently suffered serious injuries while working on a construction site, you may be facing a slow and painful recovery from your injuries, high medical debt, multiple surgeries, rehabilitation, or lost pay due to being out of work. Even if you receive some workers’ compensation benefits, what you get may not fully compensate you for all of your damages. A construction accident lawyer will identify the parties responsible for your injuries and hold them accountable for all of your injuries.
While you concentrate on your recovery, we can work for you. You do not have to take on the burden of your injuries and your claim all by yourself. A Manhattan construction accident lawyer will investigate and build your case.
To find out more about your legal options, contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates. We help victims of construction accidents. Call (212) 540-2987 for a free case review.
Parties Liable for Your Construction Accident Injuries
If you were injured as the result of an unsafe work environment, New York law provides extraordinary protections to certain workers, especially those working above the ground. Any parties that played a part in your injury could be held liable for your injuries. These parties might include:
Under many circumstances, a property owner may be held liable for construction accidents even if they were not on the site at the time of the accident.
If you were employed by a subcontractor or other trade on the job site, you may be able to hold the general contractor of the job liable even if they were not directly responsible for causing a dangerous condition at the work site.
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.
If a defective tool caused you to suffer injuries, we may be able to help you hold the manufacturer liable for your injuries and losses.
Our team will help you determine which parties are liable for your injuries and build strong cases against each. In many instances, there are multiple parties who can be held liable for the same incident.
Losses to Recover After a Manhattan Construction Site Injury
Very often construction workers sustain serious and debilitating injuries while doing their job. These injuries vary greatly including head or brain injuries, fractured bones, spine injuries, disfigurement, organ damage, etc. Your recovery from injuries may place an overwhelming burden on you and your family. Victims of construction negligence are entitled to fair and just compensation for each and every aspect of their damages including both 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 in order to claim 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. The law entitles you to a monetary award that fairly compensates you for all of your injuries and the effect of those injuries on the quality of your life. A skilled construction lawyer will ensure that the value of your claim for pain and suffering is maximized.
Short and Long-Term Medical Costs
You may have amassed a large medical debt that includes emergency room expenses, recovery room, physical therapy, follow-up visits to the doctor, pain pills, and other medication. You are entitled to compensation for both your past and current medical bills and any future care you may need that is otherwise not paid by worker’s compensation benefits or other insurance.
Lost Pay from Being Out of Work
You may have lost income during your recovery even if you received worker’s compensation benefits. Your construction accident claim will claim the full extent of your out-of-pocket losses.
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 caused by your inability to return to work because of the accident.
If your loved one suffered fatal injuries in a construction site accident, your family may be entitled to compensation from a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to compensate for any accident-related expenses, loss of services, loss of guidance, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
How We Assist With Your Manhattan Construction Accident Case
When you enlist the help of a Manhattan construction accident attorney from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, 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 medical records
- Negotiating with the other party or parties
- Retaining medical experts to prove the permanent nature of your injuries
- Hiring an economist to illustrate your financial losses due to your injuries
- Preparing your case for trial, if necessary
Call us now at (212) 540-2987 to get a free case assessment. Your time to file a claim following a construction accident is limited. If you fail to bring your claim within that time limit, you may be forever barred from receiving monetary compensation for your injuries.
Construction Accident Claims We Handle in Manhattan
We handle many types of construction accident cases in New York, such as:
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, or other high places
- Electric shock
- Falling objects, materials, or debris
- Getting caught in between two objects
- Trips and falls on dangerous work platforms
- Falls between stories
- Trench collapses
- Machinery or equipment failure
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Vapors, chemicals, or toxic substances
In many instances, you will be able to begin separate claims for injuries under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law as well as a negligence claim. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will coordinate your negligence claim with your Worker’s Compensation lawyer so that you obtain the highest compensation. Contact us today and let us discuss how we can use our decades of experience to fight for you. Call (212) 540-2987.
Common Causes of Manhattan Construction Accidents
Manhattan 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, crushes, and electrocutions.
Scaffolding needs to be well-constructed to hold the weight of workers and their equipment. When property managers or construction companies fail to do 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 are liable for injuries sustained around the unmarked work zone.
Construction Fencing Problems
The Wall Street Journal reports that at least once a month, a passerby gets injured near a New York building site. And most of these injuries are due to inadequate construction fencing.
Construction fencing saves lives by preventing deadly slips and falls. However, missing or poorly constructed fences are hazardous and lead to severe injuries for workers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
Inadequate Plumbing Protocols
Plumbing repairs and installations are dangerous if technicians do not receive sufficient safety gear or equipment. Some of the top plumbing accidents that occur on construction sites include:
- Gas-related incidents
- Eye injuries
- Asbestos exposure
- Hearing loss
Missing or Poorly Construction Sidewalk Sheds
Sidewalk sheds create safety barriers between Manhattan pedestrians and dangerous work zones. If you suffer an injury (such as getting struck by flying debris) because a property manager or owner failed to install proper sheds around a construction site, you can hold these parties liable for your damages.
Defective Mechanical Systems
Construction managers must equip their teams with functioning mechanical tools. Failing to provide safe mechanical systems is negligent behavior that leads to construction worker accidents.
In some cases, defective equipment results from manufacturer negligence, which means the company supplying the equipment is liable for your injuries. A Manhattan accident lawyer can help you determine who is responsible for your losses and pursue a fair settlement.
Lack of Safety Sprinklers
Construction areas are prone to fires, so sites need to have sprinkler systems at the ready. Neglecting to install or maintain a sprinkler system at a construction site can lead to catastrophic injuries, fatalities, and extensive property damage.
Get Help From a Manhattan Construction Accident Lawyer
To find out more about how a member of our team can help you recover compensation, call us today at (212) 540-2987. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no risk when you enlist our help. You pay nothing upfront and nothing unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf.