Construction work is dangerous. Contractors and subcontractors who cause injuries by violating safety guidelines should be held accountable. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident due to no fault of your own, the dedicated Rockland County construction accident lawyers from Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today so you can tell us more about your case.
We understand just how frustrating a work injury can be. For this reason, we are dedicated to fighting, tooth-and-nail, for the maximum compensation on behalf of each of our clients.
Construction work is extremely dangerous. Construction workers often mistakenly believe that their employers have taken all safety precautions and measures. Also, construction workers often mistakenly presume that their coworkers are adequately trained and all equipment is functioning properly. The reality is that construction workers are constantly injured and die due to the negligence of others.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 874 construction industry fatalities in 2014. The leading causes of construction site deaths were falls, electrocution, being struck by objects, and being caught in/between objects. Just some of the most common types of construction accidents we see are as follows:
In New York State, most injured workers are prevented (by law) from suing their employers. However, the injured workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits provide for lifelong medical treatment for work-related injuries and awards for past and future wage replacement. An injured worker does not have to lose any time from work to be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
In New York, most injured workers cannot sue their employers. However, the injured worker could sue a third party responsible for his/her injuries. There are often numerous contractors working at a construction site. These contractors could be sued and held accountable for negligent acts causing injury. An injured construction worker could simultaneously pursue a workers’ compensation claim and third-party action. The workers’ compensation carrier could place a lien against any third-party recovery.
You need a competent law firm to get you the compensation that you deserve. At Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C., we will navigate you through the choppy waters of workers’ compensation and third-party actions for fair and just awards on your behalf.
The bottom line is that anyone who has been harmed in a construction accident deserves experienced and dedicated legal representation that can effectively fight for the compensation they need. Contact Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today to schedule your free case evaluation with our skilled personal injury law firm.