Construction Site Accidents
Construction work is dangerous. Contractors and subcontractors who cause injuries by violating safety guidelines should be held accountable.
The lawyers at Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. will fight for the compensation that you deserve.
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Ladder Accidents
- Falling Debris Accidents
- Faulty Equipment Accidents
- Crane Accidents
- Machine Accidents
- Electrical Accidents
- Burn Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
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, struck by object, and caught in/between.
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.
THIRD PARTY ACTION
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.
The attorneys at Mitchell J. Schroeder P.C. are experienced construction site accident lawyers. We handle cases throughout the NY metropolitan area. Please call us at (844) 851-8511 for a FREE NO-OBLIGATION consultation.