How to Recover Compensation Following a Construction Site Accident
We owe a great deal to construction workers, who are some of the most overlooked people in our society. We take our buildings, roads, and bridges for granted, day in and day out. Very rarely do we stop and think about how they got there, and the amount of hard work that went into each and every highrise we see. Another thing people seem to forget is the risk involved in assembling these massive feats of architecture. While there are far more safety regulations in place now than in years past, construction workers still put their lives at risk, day in and day out. If you are a construction worker and have been injured in a construction site accident, you may qualify for compensation, which can cover your medical bills, in-home care and more. If you are seeking compensation, here are some questions you may have:
What are some of the most common construction site accidents?
- Scaffolding accidents or collapses
- Falling debris
- Nail gun accidents
- Trench cave-ins
- Crush accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Lifting injuries
- Supervisor negligence
- Ironworker accidents
- Unsafe property conditions
- Slips and falls
- Defective tools
- Machinery failures
- Burn injuries
- Hazardous material injuries
- Wall or structural collapses
What are the qualifications for compensation following a construction site accident?
The main thing you need to consider is whether or not the other party’s negligence is responsible for your injuries. If you believe the injuries you have sustained would have been avoidable if the proper safety precautions were taken, then you are most likely entitled to financial compensation. Generally, these cases are known as third-party lawsuits, as you are not allowed to sue your employer directly. Instead, these lawsuits generally focus on property owners, architects, contractors, designers, builders, and equipment manufacturers. Additionally, you should note that if you are able to record the incident or its aftermath on video, you will greatly boost your chances of proving your claim. Supplementary eyewitness accounts of the accident may also help prove your claim, and it is imperative that you receive the medical care you need following the accident as well. Doing so will not only help your recovery process, but it will also provide you with the medical documents you may need to validate your claim.
Contact our experienced New York firm
If you are willing to put your life on the line to construct our massive, sturdy, New York structures, then you deserve an attorney who will tenaciously fight to protect your hard-earned rights in court.
Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of neglect in Westchester County and across the state of New York. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.