New York Construction Accident Attorney
With construction sites come inherent dangers. That is why we have safety regulations to minimize the risks to construction workers and others who must enter or be near the site. If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and more. New York construction accident claims can be very complex and can involve multiple plaintiffs as well as multiple defendants. Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC is here for you. We have offices in Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as in Queens and Manhattan. Please call us right away.
Construction Accident Victims
The majority of construction accident victims are construction workers, but anyone on or near the site can be injured in a construction accident. We can help you recover just compensation for your injuries whether or not you are a worker. Examples of those who may be injured in construction accidents include:
- Construction workers
- Delivery persons
- Other types of workers who go to the site
- People who must pass by, including pedestrians and motorists
- People in nearby buildings
- Child trespassers
Compensation for Injured Workers
If you are injured as a construction worker, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. New York businesses are required to carry workers’ compensation for their employees, but not for independent contractors. Workers’ compensation eligibility is not always straightforward, as some employers will intentionally misclassify employees as independent contractor to get out of paying for the insurance. Our experienced New York construction accident attorneys can determine if you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
If you are eligible, you cannot sue your employer, but a third-party lawsuit may be appropriate. Workers’ compensation benefits are limited, but a personal injury lawsuit can cover all of your losses including your full lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Construction Accident Liability
Whether you are a construction worker pursuing a third-party lawsuit or another type of injured party seeking compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, one or more of the following may be held responsible for your injuries:
- General contractor
- Prime contractor
- Construction site owner
- Other design professionals
- Construction site manager
- Manufacturer or defective tool, equipment or materials
- Delivery company
- Third party contracted to repair or maintain equipment
If you have been injured in a construction accident in Long Island or New York City, we can help. Please call the New York construction accident attorneys of Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC at 888-LAW-2204 or email us today for a free claim evaluation. Time is limited to gather evidence and file a claim, so please don’t delay.