What to do After a New York Construction Site Accident

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What to do After a New York Construction Site Accident

New York’s construction workers among the hardest-working in the country. Our laborers care deeply about their craft, and it shows–our buildings are strong, beautiful, and they last forever. Construction workers are some of the most honorable members of our society, which is why when they are injured due to a negligent party, they deserve compensation to help them get back on their feet again. If you were injured in a construction site accident, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:

What are the most frequent causes and types of construction site accidents?

Construction sites are one of the most dangerous working environments. Since construction sites are hubs of powerful, potentially hazardous equipment and materials, a wide array of accidents can occur. Here are some construction site accidents and their contributors:

  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Supervisor negligence
  • Lifting injuries
  • Falling debris
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Ladder collapses
  • Crush accidents
  • Truck and heavy equipment accidents
  • Trench cave-ins
  • Fatal accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Explosions

How do I recover financial compensation following a construction site accident?

To recover financial compensation, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, you must hire an experienced attorney who can help you do so.

How can I prove my injury claim?

Your attorney will work to recover security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, police reports, witness statements and more to prove your claim. You must seek medical attention after an injury as a physician will treat your injuries and provide you with medical documentation that you may use to prove your claim.

Additionally, you should always be very careful about what you post on your social media accounts after filing a claim. The insurance companies may be monitoring your accounts to see if you post anything that contradicts your claim. If you do, they may use it to deny you the compensation you need.

What is a third-party lawsuit?

When you are injured in a construction site accident, you are not allowed to directly sue your employer by law. Therefore, you will file a third-party lawsuit. These lawsuits generally seek to hold designers, general contractors, architects, equipment manufacturers and more liable for your accident. An experienced attorney will closely examine each party’s contribution towards your injuries to determine who is most responsible.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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