What You Need to Know About Construction Accidents in NYS
Construction workers are among the hardest-working members of our society. They perform physical labor, day in and day out, and what’s more, their jobs do not come without risk. Unfortunately, most construction site accidents are caused by the negligence of another party. If you have recently been injured in a construction site accident, please read on and reach out to our experienced Westchester County personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.
What should I do if I am injured in a construction accident in NYS?
If you are injured in a construction site accident, there is a very good chance that you are too hurt to do anything other than call for help. However, if you can, you should take the following steps to maximize your chances of winning a personal injury claim in the future. They are as follows:
- First, notify your supervisor of the accident. Promptly doing so is a key part of winning injury claims. Your supervisor should then call an ambulance to the scene, which will take you to a hospital for treatment.
- Next, take pictures of the unsafe condition or product that caused your injuries so that it is documented in the event someone tries to clear it away before the police arrive.
- From here, ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number so they may verify your claim at a later date.
- Once you are treated at a hospital, ensure you receive medical documentation pertaining to your injuries, detailing how they will affect your daily life and thereby prevent you from returning to work.
- Finally, you should reach out to an experienced New York personal injury attorney who can gather all additional evidence, such as surveillance footage to win your claim. Generally, if workers’ compensation does not cover the full extent of your injuries, we can file what is known as a third-party claim, wherein we will seek to hold a third-party responsible for your injuries, such as a negligent equipment manufacturer or designer so that you do not have to sue your employer.
How long do I have to sue for an injury sustained in a construction accident?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is, generally, three years, giving the wrongly injured, in most cases, three years from the date of their accident to sue the party responsible. Do not wait too long, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing.
Contact our experienced Westchester County firm
Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.