Construction sites continue to be one of the most dangerous places to work. If you suffer a workplace injury on a construction site, your first thought may be to file a workers’ compensation claim. Those benefits cover some of your medical costs and lost wages, but often fall short of covering the full cost of your injury. In New York, you cannot sue your boss for a personal injury claim.
You may have other options, however, and a White Plains unsafe job site lawyer can help you find them. You could have a personal injury claim if a third-party somehow contributed to your injury. The construction accident attorneys at StolzenbergCortelli, LLP, have over 45 years of combined legal experience. They can help you determine if your accident involved third-party negligence.
Third-party negligence simply means that someone other than you and your employer caused the accident that injured you at work. This can happen in many different ways at a construction site, between property owners, equipment manufacturers and all the different subcontractors doing different parts of the work. A few examples of possible scenarios include:
Unfortunately, job sites have hidden dangers everywhere, from malfunctioning nail guns to falling objects. Negligent actions by others increase the risk of injury at an already-dangerous job.
Severe injuries can cause financial hardship when medical bills start piling up and you can’t return to work. Your damages for a third-party construction lawsuit may include lost wages, medical care, pain and suffering, and emotional distress that your workers’ comp benefits don’t cover. We will help you pursue everything you are entitled to.
We are here to help. Contact us online or call to schedule a free consultation to discuss your accident. We can review your claim to help you determine the best course of action for your situation.