When you work on a construction site, you may have a job riddled with risks to your health and safety. You may work below object that can fall at any time. You may also work high above the ground, balanced on safety equipment you are supposed to trust. If you have fallen from scaffolding or a ladder, you have a lot to consider about the future. You could face permanent injuries that will impact your entire life and degrade your enjoyment of everyday tasks. If you are injured on a job, you may be able to recover medical bills and lost wages from a workers’ compensation claim. In some cases, if your injuries are severe and the result of a third party’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages. It depends on your specific circumstances. If you need a law firm to assist you in your legal matter, The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish is ready to assess your case, guide you through your legal options, and fight for your interests.
Construction site accidents and your rights
Unfortunately, there are countless reasons a person could be injured on a construction site. Construction site workers have been injured from insufficient and defective ladders and scaffolding, lack of necessary safety equipment, failure to mark or turn off power sources, falling debris, failure to clear debris from the ground around the site, dangerous and defective equipment and tools, failure to use safety lines, just to name a few. If you have been injured on the site, you need to consider your options.
Whether you work in construction, demolition, or excavation, you are protected under the New York State Labor Law and The New York State Industrial Code. If you are injured on a job and it was not the fault of a negligent third party, you can file a claim with workers’ compensation. This will cover your medical bills and lost wages until you can get back to work or support you if you cannot.
Some property owners and contractors care more about the money saved than the safety of the workers. If you believe that a third party is to blame for your injuries, you may want to consider legal action. If you file a workers’ compensation claim and recover from a third-party lawsuit, you will most likely have to reimburse your employer and insurance company for the money paid to support you after your injuries through workers’ compensation. Insurance companies and employers may even issue a lien against your recovery.
Contact a White Plains law firm to help you after you are injured on a construction site
If you have been injured on a worksite in White Plains, Westchester County, or the Bronx, you need the quality legal services of an effective attorney. You have a lot to consider about your future. You may be able to recover support from a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party lawsuit. To navigate the legal labyrinth of workplace injury law, you should contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish.