BEST ON STATEN ISLAND – COHEN & COHEN FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF INJURED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
In New York, builders and contractors working on construction sites are protected by special laws. Generally speaking, under the provisions of NY Labor Law Statute 241, a property owner is liable for compensating an injured worker for injuries resulting from a workplace accident. Additionally, the injured worker may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
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 Staten Island, contact our experienced and dedicated Staten Island construction accident lawyers at Cohen & Cohen Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. We represent construction professionals throughout Staten Islands in personal injury litigation matters. For more information, please feel free to contact us to arrange a free case evaluation with a Staten Island personal injury lawyer today.
In this article:
- Help with Third Party Liability Claims
- How Often so Construction Accidents Happen in Staten Island?
- Common Types of Construction Accidents
- Common Injuries that Happen at Construction Sites,
- Construction Vehicle Accidents
- Our Reviews
- Contact a Staten Island Construction Accident Lawyer Near You
OUR CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS NEAR YOU ASSIST VICTIMS WITH THIRD PARTY LIABILITY CLAIMS
It is important to note that Cohen & Cohen Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. is not a New York workers’ compensation law firm. Our firm assists injured construction workers in maximizing their monetary compensation by pursuing litigation against third parties who may be responsible for the accident or injuries. Examples of such a third party would be: In this article:
- The manufacturer of a defective device or tool
- The property owner
- A negligent co-worker or subcontractor working on the job site
Many injured construction workers will admit that the benefits provided under New York’s workers’ compensation laws are inadequate to cover the family’s expenses. The amount of monetary damages may be significantly increased by bringing a third-party lawsuit. That is the amount of money the victim of the construction accident will need to cover medical expenses, lost past and future wages, as well as pain and suffering. When an individual has been injured in a construction accident, they owe it to themselves and their family to pursue every dollar of compensation they are entitled to.
HOW OFTEN DO CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS HAPPEN OFTEN ON STATEN ISLAND?
Construction work seems to be happening non-stop on Staten Island and other parts of NYC for those who live and work there. Construction is in constant motion, which means that injuries are bound to occur. Although construction worker death rates have declined over the past twenty years, according to the official NYC website and a report by NYC Health, the death rate for construction work remains five times higher than for all other occupations.
The number of construction site injuries is often a matter of concern for many people. The NYC Department of Buildings has published a report that indicates there were 502 construction-related injuries in NYC in 2020. While Staten Island sees significantly less amount of construction accidents per year, that does not mean that they never happen. In 2019, 24 construction workers died in NYC, according to a report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
COMMON TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS THAT OCCUR ON STATEN ISLAND NY
Construction sites are the scene of a variety of injuries resulting from a variety of causes. Accidents still occur, and construction workers still pay the price for them, despite the regulations set by the state and federal governments, including the OSHA Construction Regulation 1926. In the construction industry, there are several types of accidents that are most common that can include, but are not limited to:
- Burn Accidents
- Falling Objects & Debris
- Repetitive Motion Accidents
- Chemical Spills
- Exposure To Chemicals
- Construction Vehicle Accidents
- Equipment Failure
- Equipment Related Accidents
- Forklift Accidents
- Heavy Machinery Accidents
- Crush Accidents
- Lead Poisoning
- Ceiling & Wall Collapse
- Structure Collapse
- Fires & Explosions
- Slip & Falls
- Trench Collapse
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Ladder Accidents
Cohen & Cohen Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. can assist any construction accident victim in obtaining more compensation. Additionally, we can assist construction accident victims in keeping more of their earnings.
Liens may be imposed on settlements and jury awards resulting from construction accidents. To ensure that victims retain control over more of their money while paying fewer liens, we use our experience and knowledge of estate planning laws. Victims will be able to preserve more of their money by setting up trusts and developing asset preservation strategies.
COMMON INJURIES SUSTAINED IN CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
A variety of injuries may result from the accidents described above. There are instances when these construction worker injuries can be life-threatening and may result in the termination of a career. The following are some of the most common types of injuries sustained in construction accidents:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Paralysis (Paraplegia & Quadriplegia Included)
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Sprained & Broken Bones
- Hip & Knee Injuries
- Shoulder, Neck & Back Injuries
- Vision Impairment
- Respiratory Disease & Injuries
- Impairment & Loss of Hearing
- Cuts & Lacerations
- Chemical Exposure Caused Illness
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Wrongful Death
- Much More
CONSTRUCTION VEHICLE ACCIDENTS EITHER ON SITE, OR ON THE ROAD
Construction vehicles are an imposing sight on city streets and highways alike. In the event of an accident involving one of these large vehicles, catastrophic injuries may occur, as well as death or severe property damage. A New York construction accident attorney can assist victims that have been injured in a construction vehicle accident or have lost a family member.
Having a personal injury law firm in Forest Hills and Staten Island, we are able to represent clients throughout New York City, who have been involved in construction vehicle and truck accidents such as:
- Material Haulers
- Cement Mixers
- Dump Trucks
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
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CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED STATEN ISLAND CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT ATTORNEY NEAR YOU
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