Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction is a dangerous industry for all involved. The risks are many, including hazardous materials, dangerous equipment and working from heights. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers it the deadliest industry in the United States. If you or a loved one has injuries from a construction accident anywhere in New York State contact Fiedler Deutsch, LLP for a free consultation. Our attorneys are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

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The Importance of Hiring a Construction Accident Attorney in New York

Construction accidents can cause serious and life-changing injuries. During the insurance claims process, an insurance company may not offer as much compensation as your injuries are worth. Insurance companies like to save money by underestimating client injuries and denying valid claims without reason. You may need an attorney to help you negotiate with a claims adjuster a fair amount for your injuries and losses. An attorney can take over the claims process while you focus on healing from your construction accident injuries.

Types of Construction Accidents

There are countless different ways a construction worker can get hurt on the job, and the most common construction site accidents are preventable. Here are some examples:

According to OSHA, the four accidents that most commonly lead to construction worker deaths are falls (36%), electrocutions (9%), struck-by objects (10%), and caught-in/between objects and equipment (2%). These four causes were accountable for more than half of all deaths in construction in 2018. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we  successfully represent clients in all kinds of construction accident cases. We understand what causes these accidents and who to hold responsible.

Common Construction Accident Injuries in New York

Severe injuries and fatalities happen when someone is careless or reckless at a construction site. Common construction accident injuries that occur, include:

Having a physician evaluate you immediately following a construction accident will be critical to your health, as well as to obtaining the compensation you deserve. Even if you are not in pain or discomfort, there must be medical documentation that you were involved in an accident. That way, if your injury has delayed symptoms (e.g. head or brain injuries, internal injuries), there will be no gap in treatment, which is a reason why insurance claims are often denied. While any injury can impact your life for a time, these serious construction accident injuries may result in permanent changes to your quality of life and ability to earn a living. You can’t afford the risk of a third-party’s insurance adjuster believing your injury is not related to the accident. 

How Do Third Parties Affect Construction Accident Claims?

Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to protect employers from being sued for construction accident injuries. It is a no fault system, meaning the employee and employer are not blamed, but it may only cover some of your costs. In some cases, however, an injury is caused by a negligent third party since many construction jobs involve interaction with people from other companies, or equipment that is made by a third-party. This is referred to as third-party liability. 

You will still receive workers’ compensation benefits, but third-party liability gives you the opportunity to file a lawsuit against the responsible party, which might be a: 

Determining who is responsible for your construction accident injury can be complicated, and these types of third parties often have teams of attorneys representing them. A New York construction accident lawyer can help you investigate, prove their negligence, and hold them accountable. 

What Compensation is Available in a Construction Injury Claim

A successful personal injury claim after any construction accident may compensate you for past and future losses. These include medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. You may be eligible for financial recovery through New York’s workers’ compensation system, a negligence lawsuit against the at-fault party, or both. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we can review your options and choose the right one for you. Trust us with your case for the best chance of obtaining maximum compensation from your employer, an equipment manufacturer, a contractor, a property owner or another party. We will properly evaluate your case and fight aggressively for your best possible outcome.

What Compensation is Available in a Construction Injury Claim

A successful personal injury claim after any construction accident may compensate you for past and future losses. These include medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. You may be eligible for financial recovery through New York’s workers’ compensation system, a negligence lawsuit against the at-fault party, or both. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we can review your options and choose the right one for you. Trust us with your case for the best chance of obtaining maximum compensation from your employer, an equipment manufacturer, a contractor, a property owner or another party. We will properly evaluate your case and fight aggressively for your best possible outcome.

Contact Our New York Construction Accident Lawyers

Whether you were working on a construction site or simply passing through as a nonworker at the time of your accident, someone may owe you compensation for your injury. The lawyers at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP are here to help you through the process. Contact us today to request a free consultation.