New York Law Has Special Protections For Construction Workers
New York has unique laws protecting the rights of builders and contractors working construction sites. To summarize, in provisions of NY Labor Law Statute 241, the property owner may be held liable for compensating the injured worker for injuries related to accidents on the job. In addition, workers’ compensation benefits may be payable to the injured worker.
If you are a builder or subcontractor in the construction trades and have suffered an injury related to work or an accident on the construction site in the New York City metropolitan area, call COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. From our offices in Forest Hills, our firm represents injured construction professionals in personal injury litigation matters in Queens and throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with a Queens construction accident attorney today.
We Pick Up Where Workers’ Compensation Falls Short
We are not a New York workers’ compensation law firm. We help injured construction workers maximize their monetary compensation by pursuing litigation against the third party who may be held liable for causing the accident or injuries. Such third parties may include:
- The property owner
- The manufacturer of a defective or dangerous tool
- A negligent co-worker or subcontractor working on site
Most injured construction workers will admit that New York workers’ compensation benefits do not pay enough to cover the bills for their families. A third-party lawsuit can often increase the amount of monetary damages significantly. That is money you need for ongoing medical care, lost wages and potential earnings and pain and suffering. You owe it to yourself and your family to fight for every dollar of compensation you are entitled to receive.
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We help you get more. We help you keep more.
Settlements and jury awards for construction accident injury cases are subject to liens. We use our experience and knowledge of estate planning laws to help you retain control of more of your money while paying less in liens. Setting up trusts and helping you with your asset preservation strategies gives you the advantage of keeping more of your money for your family.
Contact an Experienced Queens & Brooklyn Construction Worker Personal Injury Attorney
We provide a free, no-obligation case evaluation and handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay lawyers’ fees if we do not help you recover monetary compensation for your claim. Call 800-247-8164 to arrange an initial consultation. You may also use our convenient email contact form to request a return phone call about your case.