Getting Hurt On The Job
While suffering a personal injury in any line of work is difficult to overcome, it can be particularly hard when working in construction, due to the physical nature of the job. Simply put, construction sites are dangerous, and construction workers who get injured have a harder time returning to work due to the physical demands of the job.
Whether as the result of unsafe working conditions or the negligence of management, construction workers can suffer a variety of serious injuries leading to disability. Typically, construction accidents and injuries may occur due to any of the following:
- Falls from elevated platforms, including scaffolding
- Falling objects causing injuries
- Tripping at sites with hazardous working conditions
Any of these can result in a major, life-altering injury, and even in a wrongful death.
What To Do If You’ve Been Injured On A Job Site
After getting medical help, the most important thing to do is notify your employer. While you have up to two years to file a Workers’ Compensation claim with the Compensation Board, you only have 30 days to notify your employer of an injury. Notifying your employer lays the groundwork for getting Workers’ Compensation benefits and pursuing any claims down the road.
How We Can Help
Worker’s Compensation benefits pay for your medical expenses and lost wages while you are disabled. Our firm will assist you with your Compensation claim and fight for your rights before the Worker’s Compensation Board.
While each case has to be evaluated based on its own circumstances, those who have suffered a personal injury as a result of a fall on a construction site may be able to make claims against the general contractor and owner under New York Labor Law. If such an injury occurs, it’s important to review the case for safety violations and other issues that may have contributed to the injury for a personal injury claim. We can help you identify all your legal options, particularly as they relate to compensation for your personal injuries along with lost wages and medical expenses. While most attorneys don’t handle both Workers’ Compensation claims and a third-party case against a general contractor in Supreme Court, Minchew & Santner, LLP, provides full-service legal representation in both cases. In fact, if your case calls for it, we will also be able to help you file for Social Security Disability (SSD), significantly simplifying the process.
We are prepared to engage in litigation, no matter the difficulty or complexity. We provide you with access to attorneys who have over three decades of experience in the field, and a history of obtaining fair and just compensation.
We Offer Free Consultations
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a construction accident, contact our Staten Island, New York, office. Our lawyers are able to discuss your case in greater detail. Please call 718-727-7700.