Construction is an important part of our infrastructure. Without construction workers, we wouldn’t have roads, bridges, buildings, or our homes. As important as the industry is, however, it is also one of the most dangerous lines of work. Every day that construction workers go out on the job, they risk getting badly injured at the worksite. With a booming economy, construction is on the rise, which also means that the number of injuries will also increase.
An injured construction accident victim has certain legal rights. Although filing a personal injury claim will not undo the harm, it will get the financial relief needed to get the medical treatment necessary for your injuries. Filing a claim can also bring a sense of justice against the parties whose negligence caused so much pain and suffering.
Your Rights to Compensation
Depending on the specific injuries, there are different types of compensation available which will depend upon the following factors:
- Nature of injury (permanent or temporary)
- Extent of injury (whether the injury has caused temporary or permanent disability)
- Loss of wages due to the injury
- Past and future medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury
- Emotional and mental trauma
- Pain and suffering
Determining Construction Accident Responsibility
Construction accidents happen as a result of a variety of factors. Below are important questions your NYC construction accident attorney may ask you in order to identify responsibility for your injury:
- Where did the accident occur?
- What were the conditions of the accident site?
- What equipment was involved?
- Was the equipment used properly?
- Who had control over the site and equipment at the time of the accident?
- Who do you work for?
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
When construction site accidents occur, it can seriously injure or kill construction workers as well as innocent bystanders. These victims and their loved ones may have a valid personal injury claim or wrongful death claim against the responsible parties.
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the consequences that construction site accidents can have on victims and their loved ones. In fact, senior partner and lead trial attorney Jeff S. Korek grew up in the construction industry and has first hand knowledge of the inherent dangers in this line of work. Such experience allows us to aggressively fight to protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve.
We Can Help You If You Are Injured
When you are injured in a construction site accident, you need to hire an experienced New York construction injury attorney to protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of the monetary compensation that you deserve.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York construction injury attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.