Construction sites, by their very nature, are dangerous places to work. Construction workers are exposed to hazards on a daily basis. New York law recognizes this fact, and protects its workers. The worker, property owners, contractors, and machinery and equipment suppliers all have a responsibility to keep the site as safe as possible. Risks and accidents, such as ladder falls, can be prevented by providing safe equipment and implementing strict and lawful safety measures. Examples are hiring qualified employees, posting safety signs and supervising compliance of safety laws. When any of these examples are not followed, when a “time is money” mentality exists…catastrophic injury or death may result. In New York City, White Plains or Hudson Valley, if you or a loved one has been injured, contact an experienced construction accident attorney.
Construction accidents and injuries are interesting because they often represent two types of legal actions:
- Negligence of the worker or co-worker occurring on the job are covered by workers compensation.
- Accident or injury resulting from “others” (third parties) can be filed as a lawsuit in an effort to recover compensation.
What types of damages can a construction accident victim receive in court?
These include, but are not limited to:
- Medical and Hospital Expenses – Present and Estimated Future Costs
- Lost Wages – Present and Estimated Future Earning Capacity
- Professional Care from Health Care Providers Such as Physical Therapists
- Pain and Suffering
- Possible Loss of Consortium Claims for Spouses of Injured Victims
Construction workers in New York and especially union workers and operating engineers make very good money because they have difficult jobs working in all elements. We work to maximize compensation not only for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, but also for loss of wages and benefits, insurance coverage and reduced pension benefits resulting from a serious accident. We consistently go the extra step and sit down with the union benefits coordinators to review the wage and benefit books and then work with PhD Economists to prepare a lost wage/benefit analysis that is airtight. We also work with Creative Capital to project maximum damages utilizing spreadsheets detailing enhanced recoveries using what is known as CPLR Article 50B. This is a bit complicated and we are happy to explain this face to face.
When you need a construction accident lawyer, you need the law offices of Francis X. Young