Construction workers are responsible for our buildings, our bridges, our roads, and more. We owe a lot to construction workers, not only for all their hard work–but the risks they take on a daily basis. Construction is one of the most dangerous lines of work, and if you are someone who was injured in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to compensation. If you are seeking compensation, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the most common causes of construction site accidents?
- Slips and falls
- Nail gun accidents
- Falling debris
- Scaffolding collapses
- Ladder collapses
- Ironworker accidents
- Unsafe property conditions
- Supervisor negligence
- Lifting injuries
- Crush accidents
- Truck and heavy equipment accidents
- Trench cave-ins
- Fatal accidents
How do I know if I qualify for compensation?
The main factor in determining whether or not you qualify for compensation is proving another party’s negligence. If you can prove that another party’s negligence caused the injuries you have sustained, then there is a good chance you will qualify for compensation. It is worth noting, however, that you will not be suing your employer directly, so you do not have to worry about losing your job if you file a claim. Keep in mind that video and photographic evidence is generally the best way to prove another party’s negligence, though eyewitness testimony and medical records may also help a great deal. This is why it is so crucial you seek medical assistance following a construction site accident.
What is a third-party lawsuit?
Since you are not allowed to sue your employer directly in the state of New York, these lawsuits generally turn to the liability of other responsible parties, such as architects, designers, the property owner, general contractors, equipment manufacturers, and leasing agents. Each one of these parties will be closely examined to get a clearer picture of who was responsible for the injuries you have sustained.
Contact our experienced New York firm
If you or someone you know was involved in a construction site accident due to another party’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced attorneys today. Construction site accidents tend to be particularly destructive, and if you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not hesitate to take action against them. Construction work is one of the country’s toughest occupations, so you should not let yourself be taken advantage of in the event of an entirely preventable accident.
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