Construction Site Accidents
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Due to the inherent dangers of construction work, construction site accidents frequently result in serious injuries or lead to the death of workers and pedestrians in the area. Workers often must lift heavy objects, operate large machinery, and perform job duties at elevated heights. Proper protocol and safety practices are required to decrease the risk of a worker or passerby being injured. When someone causes a preventable construction accident through negligence, he or she may be liable for the victim’s injuries. For example, a general contraactor or a supervisor at a construction site is responsible for enforcing and maintaining a certain level of safety. Employers of construction workers must properly train their employees and follow the regulations required by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Companies that manufacture construction equipment or machines that cause injuries may also be liable for defective products.
Some states, such as New York, have labor laws where construction workers injured due to a scaffold fall are entitled to potentially millions of dollars of benefits without having to prove complex theories of liability. Both New York and New Jersey require all employers to protect their employees by purchasing Workers’ Compensation Insurance which provides income and medical coverage to injured workers without proving fault. Even if a construction worker was responsible for his or her own injuries, they would still be fully covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance and receive full benefits. These benefits are available even if someone worked “off the books.”
Often claims for additional money for medical care, pain and suffering, loss of life and emotional trauma can be made against companies other than the employer. These claims are called Third Party Claims. Unlike Workers’ Compensation, there are no legal limits to the amount of money a person can recover in a third party claim.
Partner Marc C. Saperstein, who worked as a construction worker before going to law school, recently won a jury verdict in New York in the amount of $20,000,000 in behalf of a construction worker who fell on the job and suffered serious injuries. The construction worker was in the US as an illegal alien. The illegality of ones immigration status does not prevent a person from making a claim for a personal injury. In fact, the fact that a person may have been an illegal alien should not be used against them at trial. That fact may be excluded from all evidence.
Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., handles complex construction accident cases, including accidents involving defective scaffolds, falls from heights, injuries from collapsing floors or walls, electricity, fires and explosions, ladder injuries and more. We complete a thorough investigation to ensure that your case is handled efficiently and effectively.
Our lawyers are committed to the safety of construction workers in New York, New Jersey, and around the U.S. We will do everything possible to make sure you are protected by the law. Our firm’s Workers Compensation Department will act immediately to obtain immediate benefit for the injured worker or his or her family.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Our firm ensures construction workers receive the maximum amount allowable to compensate for injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other expenses. Contact Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. today to speak with an experienced construction accident lawyer. Be sure to mention you found us through www.teanecklaw.com.
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Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. your New York and New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers, for more information on Construction Accidents.