Construction & Workplace Accidents
Have you been injured in a construction accident? The workers' compensation package you are offered may not be sufficient for your expenses.
Before accepting any benefits package or settlement, consult with the construction accident attorneys of Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP.
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If you are dealing with the aftermath of a construction accident, you should consult with our attorneys as soon as possible. You definitely shouldn't accept any kind of workers' compensation package without having our construction accident lawyers take a look at your case.
Consultations at our Westchester County law offices are completely free of charge or obligation. You can request your free case review right now by contacting us online or by calling our firm.
The attorneys at our Westchester County law firm have recovered over $1,000,000,000 in damages for personal injury victims and their families.
Construction Is a Dangerous Industry
Among the most damaging of workplace mishaps, construction accidents can be particularly severe due to the amount of dangerous equipment and hazardous material present at many job sites. The types of cases frequently handled by our White Plains construction accident attorneys include scaffolding accidents, labor law or OSHA violations, slip-and-fall injuries, burns, broken bones, permanent back injuries, electrocutions, wounds caused by fallen objects, illnesses due to chemical exposure, and more.
In order to protect construction workers, many federal and New York state laws exist that require employers to conduct regular inspections of the job sites and the materials and equipment in use, as well as to provide employees with proper protective equipment such as goggles, helmets, gloves, and more. Additionally, it is the employer’s responsibility to train employees properly in the use of potentially dangerous tools and machinery. A minor oversight in any of these duties can leave workers at risk and can result in serious or life-threatening construction injuries.
What to Know about Workers' Compensation
In New York, employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance in order to provide for their employees in the case of a workplace accident. If you were injured in a construction site accident, your employer has probably already instructed you on how to file a workers' compensation claim.
A No-Fault System
Perhaps the best news about the workers' compensation system in New York is that it is a no-fault system. Regardless of what caused your construction accident (even if it was your own fault), if it happened while you were on the job, you can expect to receive workers' compensation benefits.
Time Limit & Other Considerations
Unfortunately, workers' compensation claims can be very complex, and the settlements offered by the insurance companies are often insufficient to cover the expenses of injured workers. Plus, there is a limit to how long you can collect workers' compensation benefits. If your personal injury has left you with a lifelong disability, workers' compensation alone may not be enough to provide for you and your family.
We highly recommend consulting with Worby Vecchio Edelman in White Plains before initiating any kind of worker's compensation or personal injury claim with an insurance company. Depending on the circumstances of your construction accident case, our attorneys can help you either:
- Construct a workers' compensation claim that is as comprehensive as possible to ensure you recover the maximum amount of compensation.
- Explore alternative legal solutions, such as a third-party lawsuit.
Consultations at our Westchester County law offices are completely free of charge or obligation.
Why Hire a Construction Accident Lawyer? Construction Accidents Are Complex
- After a construction accident, it can be difficult to know if you have a lawsuit on your hands. Injured workers typically can't sue their employers because of the workers' compensation system. However, if a defective product caused your injury, you may be able to sue the product manufacturer. Also, family members of workers who suffer wrongful deaths can sometimes file lawsuits against employers. When our White Plains attorneys review the details of your case, they can advise you on your best course of action.
- Insurance companies are not on your side. Your employer's insurance company will do everything they can to pay you as little as possible after a construction accident. Our lawyers can hold them accountable and walk you through the appeals process if necessary to make sure you receive the largest possible settlement.
- Calculating damages after a personal injury can be difficult. Workers' compensation is meant to pay for your medical bills and lost wages. However, in some cases, a personal injury lawsuit can result in compensation for other types of damages, including mental anguish and emotional hardship. Working with a construction accident attorney from Worby Vecchio Edelman enables you to pursue all potential compensation.