Construction workers have a huge responsibility. They build bridges, high-rises, roads, and more. Unfortunately, those in construction are often exposed to unsafe work environments and sustain serious injuries as a result. If you’ve been hurt as a construction worker, you should speak with a New York City construction accident lawyer as soon as you can. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today.
Construction Accident Lawyer Serving Clients in New York City
We have enormous respect for our city’s construction workers. Unfortunately, construction workers seldom receive the great deal of gratitude they deserve. Here at the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum, we are honored to help those injured on construction sites fight for the compensation they need to get their lives back on track. You can rely on a New York City personal injury attorney from our firm to fight for the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Causes of Construction Accidents
Construction accidents can happen for various reasons, but often, they are caused by dangerous conditions in the work environment. Some of the causes and types of construction accidents that our firm has seen over the years are as follows:
- Collapsing scaffolds
- Defective safety harnesses
- Unsafe property conditions
- Burns (chemical or thermal)
- Slip or trip and falls
- Structural collapses
- Defective power tools
- Careless supervisors
- OSHA violations
Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits
In most cases, after sustaining an injury on the job, a construction worker will file what’s known as a workers’ compensation claim. In a workers’ comp claim, you will simply sue your employer’s insurance company, and as long as you can prove you were hurt on the job (regardless of who caused the accident) you should receive compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. You should note that it’s paramount you notify your supervisor or employer of your injury either the day of or the day after your injury and that you seek medical attention immediately after the accident. Once you’ve received medical treatment and notified your employer of your injury, you should make it a point to retain the services of a knowledgeable New York City construction accident lawyer as soon as you can.
Contact an NYC Construction Accident Attorney Today
Construction workers deserve a legal advocate who values their service to the city and truly cares about their right to be fully compensated for their injuries. Fortunately, if you’ve been hurt on a construction site, you’ve come to the right place. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today to schedule your free case evaluation with our firm.