New York Fall at Work Accident Lawyer
Every day, workers face countless hazards on construction sites that put them at risk of fall injuries. While working on ladders and scaffolds is inherently dangerous, injuries that occur due to slip and falls or trip and falls on the ground at a job site can be just as severe. Unfortunately, when proper safety measures aren’t in place, the risk of falls for construction workers rises substantially — and so does the potential for serious injury or fatality.
If you’re a construction worker who suffered a fall at work, or lost a loved one to a construction site fall accident, you may be entitled to monetary recovery. With more than three decades of experience, The New York construction accident attorneys at Dearie Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to helping injured construction workers secure the compensation they deserve and obtain justice for their fall at work injuries.
Skillful Representation for New York Construction Site Fall Accidents
Falls are some of the most common causes of injuries that occur on construction sites. Tragically, many of them could have been prevented if proper safety precautions were taken. While contractors, owners, and other parties involved in a construction project have an obligation to ensure a job site is properly maintained, they sometimes fail to do so, leading to an increased risk of accidents — and catastrophic injuries.
Some common causes of fall at work accidents on construction sites can include:
- Construction debris or garbage
- Tools or equipment blocking passageways
- Holes or depressions in the flooring
- Oil, liquid, or chemical spills
- Snow, ice, and weather conditions
- Inadequate lighting
- Misleveled elevators
- Defective scaffolding
- Broken ladders
- Lack of protective gear
If you suffered a slip and fall or trip and fall, or fell from a height while working on a construction site, it’s critical to have counsel on your side who understands the complexities of workplace accidents. Although New York Workers’ Compensation laws bar you from suing your employer, there may be a third-party — such as a sub-contractor or property owner — who is responsible for your injuries. The personal injury attorneys at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. have the skill and acumen necessary to thoroughly investigate your claim and ensure that a responsible third-party is held accountable for your damages.
Pursuing the Maximum Compensation You Deserve for Your Injuries
Fall injuries can have life-altering consequences. If you’ve suffered from a fall at work accident, you may have sustained broken bones, fractures, disfigurement, lacerations, concussion, spinal injuries, nerve damage, and paralysis. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, a fall on a construction site can also leave a worker permanently disabled.
Workers’ Compensation will pay up to a certain amount of medical costs and lost wages in connection with a fall at work injury. However, it is usually not enough to cover the full extent of your monetary damages — it also doesn’t compensate you for the physical pain and emotional suffering you may be facing. Regardless of whether you received Workers’ Compensation benefits, you may still be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third-party who may be liable for your fall at work accident injuries.
In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be eligible to recover for your economic loss, including unreimbursed medical expenses, lost wages, out-of-pocket costs, and future lost earnings. A jury may also award you compensation for your pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life you experienced as a result of your fall at work injuries. Additionally, the surviving spouse and dependents of a construction worker who passed away due to fall injuries may be eligible to receive compensation to help ease the financial burden their family may be enduring.
The attorneys at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. understand the devastating financial and emotional effects a fall at work accident can have on you and your family. We are committed to working tirelessly toward obtaining the maximum compensation you’re entitled to receive for your injuries.
Contact an Experienced New York Fall at Work Accident Lawyer
If you were injured as a result of a slip or trip and fall — or fell from a roof, ladder, or scaffold — on a construction site, it’s critical to contact a fall at work accident lawyer immediately who can protect your rights and help you obtain the maximum recovery possible. The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. provides high-quality legal services for workers who have been injured in construction site accidents and has achieved positive results in their cases for more than 30 years.
The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has offices conveniently located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, and mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Long Island in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Contact us at (212) 970-6500 for a consultation.