Construction sites are required by law to provide safe working and living environments. Wherever the construction is taking place, a new site or remodel, it must be safe for workers and residents. People become injured or even killed when a construction firm fails to follow the laws and regulations. These construction accidents are entirely avoidable and unacceptable. You have a right to compensation if you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site. Reach out to our personal injury lawyers today.
At Mezrano Law Firm, we work on a contingency basis. A contingency fee schedule means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. Reach out today for a free consultation. We offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:
A construction accident lawyer is someone who will fight on your behalf when you have been injured at a construction site. Some of the things a construction accident lawyer will do is below.
We will work tirelessly to get you the worker's compensation, insurance coverage, or settlement you deserve. When you are injured at no fault of yourself, you deserve the highest amount of compensation possible. Contact our construction accident lawyers immediately if you get injured on the job. Once you get in touch after an accident at the construction site, the lawyer may request the following evidence and paperwork to get started on your insurance claim:
An attorney is trained and experienced in negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf, making them a better option than dealing with insurance companies on your own. Although some construction companies may offer compensation, e.g., medical compensation to their injured workers, the insurance adjusters of the construction company may make it hard for the workers to secure the full benefit of their insurance claim.
Our advice is to never talk directly with the insurance company and to let our experienced lawyers do that. Insurance companies have their lawyers and do everything they can to get you to settle for far less than you deserve. They want to pay the least amount possible.
At Mezrano Law Firm, we take your suffering and injuries seriously. We are not afraid to take your case to court. While settlements outside of court are always our first try, we prepare as though we are going to court with a jury and judge. Whether we decide to sue the construction company, the manufacturer of the product that causes your injuries, or an individual - we will fight hard for you. After experiencing a construction accident and sustaining injuries, we recommend contacting a construction accident lawyer.
Although a construction worker might receive a worker's benefits package after an injury to cover the medical expenses, most construction site accidents result from third-party negligence. This means that if other parties are involved in the factors that led to the injury, yet only the construction company compensates the worker, the other parties will not be held liable. An experienced attorney that has worked on several construction site cases will know which evidence or facts to look for to establish which parties are guilty.
Most insurance adjusters will always try to eliminate or minimize settlement payments. If you are dealing with an insurance adjuster, we recommend seeking the services of an experienced construction accident lawyer who will ensure that you are getting fair compensation. The insurance adjuster makes settlement decisions based on the employer's objectives instead of the amount of damage or injury to the employee.
Hiring a lawyer allows you to determine the actual value of your claims because the lawyer will highlight any damages that you may have overlooked in your original estimates, such as:
A lawyer understanding an accident's full effect on their client's life will ensure the client gets the highest possible settlement.
Contractors, subcontractors, and other third parties must inform construction workers of specific safety issues before beginning any construction project to reduce liability in case of construction site injuries. Some of the safety issues that construction workers need to be informed about include:
Here is a breakdown of the legal claims you can file after suffering a construction site injury. They include:
The Workers Compensation Act in various regions within the United States does not allow employees injured while at work to sue their employers for work-related injuries. This is because most construction companies offer their employees worker's compensation insurance, which benefits them even if they are injured due to their carelessness.
The worker's compensation benefits can include money for medical bills or weekly payments based on the percentage of the workers earning each week and the severity of the disability. A temporary disability status or a permanent disability status can influence the total amount of compensation that an injured construction worker receives. The greater the injury/disability sustained by the construction worker, the greater the compensation. Our worker's compensation lawyers can help with all of this.
In the event of a construction site injury, a third party, e.g., a product manufacturer or a property owner, can be liable for negligence. New York City has imposed laws that hold third parties, particularly organizations that control safety on construction sites, liable during construction site accidents.
This means that any third party involved in the construction project that is not your employer remains liable for personal injury case damages.
Suppose a construction worker dies due to the third party's actions or neglect (failure to act) in a construction project. In that case, the victim's family can claim the damages on behalf of the deceased with the help of a construction accident attorney.
Call our construction accident lawyer today for help if you have a construction accident case. Our law experts will fight for you every step and ensure you get fair compensation. Call us now.