The construction industry is one of the toughest and most dangerous industries in which to make a living. Construction accident related deaths have consecutively topped the Bureau of Labor Statistics list for Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. In 2015, the construction industry once again topped the list with 937 worker fatalities. This was a 4% increase in occupational fatalities over the 899 reported for 2014. The numbers seem to be growing each year.
With such high risks of injuries and death, it is important that construction workers know their rights. If an injured worker fails to assert his or her rights after a construction accident, it can prevent him or her from getting the full financial resources to recover and make ends meet. Knowing your rights after a construction accident can make all the difference in the world.
Sources of Financial Recovery for Injured Construction Workers
If you are injured on a construction site while on the job, you have a right to bring a workers compensation claim for medical benefits and lost earnings. Depending on the specific facts of the incident, you may also be able to file a personal injury claim. In order to do so, you or your construction accident attorney will need to show that the accident was the result of negligence by a third party.
Holding the Right Parties Responsible
Everyone who works on or owns a construction site needs to make sure that the site is safe for workers and complies with all relevant codes and laws. This includes the property owner, general contractor, sub-contractor and/or all other vendors. Worker safety is important and without proper safety devices, a worker’s health and safety can be compromised.
When an injury does occur, workers need to protect their legal rights and immediately consult with an experienced construction accident attorney in New York City to make sure all responsible parties are held accountable. Injured construction accident victims may be entitled to the following types of compensation:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Lost earnings
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Out of pocket costs
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
When a construction site accident happens, it can seriously injure or even kill construction workers and even 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 have on the lives of victims and the lives of their loved ones. In fact, Jeff S. Korek, lead trial attorney and partner in the firm grew up in the construction industry and has first-hand knowledge of this kind 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.