Syracuse Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction accident? We’re here to fight for you!
Getting hurt on the job doesn’t just take away your ability to work, it can also take away your ability to enjoy the little things in life. While recovering from a work injury, you don’t need the added stress of worrying about your financial security, you need an experienced and devoted team that will relentlessly represent you in your quest for justice.
The construction accident lawyers at the DeMore Law Firm are your best bet when it comes to securing fair compensation and financial security after your worksite accident. Construction accidents usually result in very serious injuries, and when medical bills pile up and you’re struggling to recover, workers compensation may not be enough to support you and your family. Our construction accident lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
What are your options?
When trying to recover from your workplace injuries, it’s important to get all the money you deserve to stay financially stable while receiving the medical attention you need. The laws protecting workers can be confusing and difficult to understand, meaning that without an experienced lawyer, you’re facing an uphill battle trying to get the full compensation you deserve. Workers compensation is the best place to start with your financial compensation. Depending on your accident, you may also be able to hold someone else responsible for your injuries through a third party claim. The construction accident lawyers at the DeMore Law Firm will work with you to find who’s responsible and hold them accountable for your injury.
Workers Compensation Benefits:
Workers compensation benefits can cover many things that you may not know without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. You may be entitled to lost wages, death benefits, reimbursement for medical expenses including:
• Injury treatment
• Physical therapy
• Necessary medical devices
• In-home care
Can you get financial compensation even if you’re at fault?
Workers compensation is a no-fault system, which means that even if you’re responsible for your own injuries, you may still be entitled to financial compensation. The only scenarios where your fault will prevent you from receiving compensation are if you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if you caused the accident on purpose.
Types of Construction Accidents:
• Brazing accidents
• Crane accidents
• Dangerous machinery accidents
• Dangerous tools accidents
• Debris accidents
• Electrocution accidents
• Equipment malfunction accidents
• Excavation work accidents
• Falling object accidents
• Forklift accidents
• Nail gun accidents
• Roof, ladder, and scaffolding falls
• Toxic chemical exposure
• Welding accidents
New York State Construction Accident Statistics
• 78% of private construction worksite deaths were non-union (Source)
• There were 417 construction related deaths from 2009 to 2018 in NYS
• 222 workers died from construction site falls from 2009 to 2018 in NYS, accounting for 48% of construction worker deaths, making them the most common cause of construction site deaths
• Construction workers aged 55-64 make up one of the lowest percentages of construction workers, yet were still the most likely to die on the job. (Source)