Whether dock builder, sheet metal worker, plumber, carpenter, electrician or any construction worker safety first must always mark every work minute. But still, inevitably accidents happen in such a dangerous space performing dangerous work.
New York State statues provide very strong worker protection especially when injuries occur on construction sites. Job related accidents cover three overall classes: 1-general workplace safety 2-falls from ladders and scaffolds 3-slipping and tripping in the workplace.
Any work place injury entitles the worker to a Workers Compensation Claim automatically but prevents a lawsuit being brought against the injured worker’s employer. If a company or individual, other than the worker’s employer caused the accident as often happens, then a so called Third Party Action lawsuit can be filed within
three years of the accident.
Experienced legal analysis should review every work site accident to explore if you have a Third Party case so call Attorney John C. Dearie if you’ve suffered an injury at 212-980-0404.