People who work on construction sites face daily risks when working around and with heavy equipment. Worker’s compensation benefits are available to both the injured person and the family members of people who die in accidents, but the benefits are often a poor form of payment.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured at a work site, you are entitled to sue the responsible parties as well as your employer. Lawsuits can be brought against:
Every single day, people go to work on construction sites and never return home. That’s because too many people are injured or killed in workplace accidents. Sadly, some injuries are so severe that the person never fully recovers. These types of tragedies that significantly disable workers, devastate their families, and damage the economy, are preventable. This is particularly the case of construction sites and factory floors where workers are required to operate heavy machinery daily.
Often, these workers have an obligation to put in long hours on the job just to put food on their family’s table. They may be tired, machines may not be adequately maintained, and general workplace accidents can occur. Heavy equipment accidents usually make up 9 out of 10 of the most common workplace injuries.
The 5 most common types of injuries that are associated with heavy equipment include:
Machinery that is poorly maintained or improperly operated can cause serious injury or death when an accident happens. Such heavy equipment includes:
According to New York laws, workplaces should always be operated in a safe manner. In fact, the New York State Industrial Code mandates certain rules that govern the way construction work and sites should be conducted.
Sometimes, the injury is the result of the careless operation of equipment. In other cases, the damage is the product of a defect in the equipment. Our heavy equipment accident lawyers will carefully investigate your case and hold all responsible parties accountable.
Sometimes, the injuries a worker incurs has nothing to do with an employer’s negligence. In certain heavy equipment accidents, a worker can be hurt due to a defective product. A piece of heavy equipment has malfunctioned due to faulty design or missing parts which result in an injury.
In such instances, our team will help you build a liability case that renders the designer of the machinery, or the supplier of the parts, as the responsible party.
Along with you, we will work to prove:
Construction accidents on site or at the workplace are eligible for worker’s compensation. However, this can vary and is often not enough to cover the expenses incurred by the injury. Several common elements are found in most worker’s compensation policies, including:
In our state, worker’s compensation includes an injured employee’s entitlement to medical benefits, including:
These compensation benefits make up two-thirds of your weekly wage. If a construction accident causes an employee to die, their surviving spouse and children will receive death and survivor benefits.
If you are injured, or a loved one has died in a heavy equipment accident on a construction site in the city, you could be entitled to bring a lawsuit against the responsible parties. You can also file a claim for worker’s compensation.
Our knowledgeable team and Dansker & Aspromonte have successfully dealt with numerous construction site accident claims in our 30 years of operation. Let us help you pursue all the avenues of compensation to help you get what you rightfully deserve.