Are You Struggling With Construction Site Injuries?
Getting hurt on the job can take away your ability to work. Your injuries can also take away your ability to live your normal life and enjoy time outside of work. While recovering from a work injury, you do not 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.
At DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, our construction injury lawyers are here to fight for you to secure fair compensation and financial security after your work site injury. Injuries on the job at construction sites can often result in serious injuries that come with a large price tag from medical bills and other monthly expenditures that workers’ compensation may not be able to fully cover to support you and your family. Our construction site injury attorneys are here to help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
What Are Your Options?
The laws in New York protecting workers are plentiful. They can be confusing and difficult to understand, meaning that without an experienced lawyer, you are 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.
Can I Get Financial Compensation Even If I Am At Fault?
New York’s workers’ compensation program is a no-fault system, which means that even if you are responsible for your own injuries, you may still be able to collect financial compensation. Workers’ compensation benefits can cover many things that you may not know without the assistance of an experienced lawyer, including lost wages, death benefits and reimbursement for medical expenses including:
- Injury treatment
- Physical therapy
- Necessary medical devices
- In-home care
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.
What To Know About Construction Site Injuries
Depending on the type of workplace accident, you may also be able to file a third-party claim, holding someone else responsible for your injuries. The construction lawyers at DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, will work with you to find out who is responsible and make sure they are held accountable for your injury. Our lawyers have experience with all types of construction accidents, including:
- Roof, ladder, and scaffolding falls; slip-and-falls
- Crane or forklift accidents
- Dangerous machinery or tools
- Equipment malfunction
- Excavation work
- Fires, explosions
- Falling objects, materials or debris
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Welding accidents
In New York, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit related to injuries sustained as a result of a construction site incident, apart from workers’ compensation claims. You must file a lawsuit within three years of your injuries to have a chance of receiving compensation.
Have You Been Hurt At A Construction Site?
If you have construction site injuries, please contact the construction site attorneys at DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, online or by calling 315-413-7000 for a free case evaluation.