Dutchess County Construction Accident Attorney
Representing New York clients after construction accidents
Working in the field of construction is inherently dangerous. Construction workers are at risk for injury at every turn. For the most part, safety equipment and procedures are in place, properly protecting a person on the job who is high above the ground or working under heavy objects that can easily fall. Workers trust in these safeguards. They trust that owners, subcontractors, and general contractors will take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety. Unfortunately, accidents continue to occur on construction sites. For most cases, a worker is protected under New York’s workers’ compensation laws. These laws provide support after a workplace accident. If you are injured because the negligence of a third party, including the owner of the land or the supplier of equipment, it may call for legal action through a personal injury case. If you have been seriously injured in a construction accident, contact The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC for a consultation to discuss your legal matter.
Construction accidents and workers’ compensation
For the most part, construction accidents fall under workers’ compensation laws. The notable exceptions are when a person purposefully hurts themselves or is hurt because of intoxication. Workers’ compensation provides support directly after an accident. It will help a worker get proper medical care and support them financially if they cannot return to work for over a week. Workers’ compensation also protects the employer from legal action regarding negligence. If you get support through workers’ compensation, you are barred from taking legal action against your employer. It is important to have legal representation to protect your rights and future when dealing with an insurance company that needs to protect the bottom line at your expense.
If your injuries were caused by the negligence of a third party, including suppliers of equipment, it may be time to consider taking legal action with a personal injury case. Like all other personal injury cases, the injury must be serious and the claimant must satisfy the burden of proof. If you can prove that the third party acted negligently, you may be entitled to damages. It is important to note that if you do take legal action after you are supported through workers’ compensation, the insurance company may issue a lien against your future reward to cover the compensation you were provided directly after the accident.
Contact an experienced construction accident law firm
If you are injured in a construction accident, you should consult with an attorney. It is critical that your rights are protected through the workers’ compensation process or the pursuit of damages against a third party. The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC is a seasoned law firm with extensive knowledge of personal injury law. We will fight for your future any way possible. For a passionate and effective law firm, contact our firm for a consultation.