New York Construction Accident Lawyer
Whether you work in construction or pass through a construction zone on your daily commute, you face certain dangers. Construction sites pose many hazards, from trip and fall accidents to encounters with heavy machinery. If you or a loved one has an injury from a construction accident in the State of New York, the attorneys at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP can help. Contact us now to request a free consultation with our lead attorneys.
Why Choose Fiedler Deutsch, LLP?
- We believe relationships matter. Our relationships with clients are second to none. We also take pride in our relationships with judges and construction accident experts.
- We have over 50 years of combined experience in construction accident law. Our New York construction accident attorneys have the experience you need for a strong case.
- We use a relentless work ethic, highly qualified experts and high case selectivity to recover millions of dollars for our clients.
Common Construction Accidents and Injuries
In the State of New York, construction accidents occurred in 2018 at a rate of 2.8 incidents per 100 workers, with about 9,500 total accidents (New York Department of Labor). At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we accept a variety of construction accident claims, including:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Crane collapses
- Transportation accidents, such as a White Plains truck accident
- Caught-in equipment
- Saw injuries
- Electrocutions and burns
- Forklift accidents
- Elevator and shaft falls
- Jobsite amputations
- Crushed limbs
- Wrongful death
When you come to our law firm for assistance with a construction accident claim, we will begin by asking you to tell your story. We will listen to the facts of your case to help you determine if you have grounds for an injury claim. If so, we will investigate further to identify the responsible party and collect sufficient evidence. Our attorneys at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP will help you build a claim for maximum compensation. We will be there for you when you need us the most.
Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claim
Workers’ compensation is a program that provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job. Like most states, New York reimburses employees for their medical expenses and lost wages for occupational injuries and diseases. To qualify for these benefits as the victim of a construction accident, you will need to report your accident to your employer within at least 30 days. If you did not discover a disease until after the date of exposure to a hazardous substance, you will have 30 days from the date of discovery to report to your employer.
If you have a valid workers’ compensation claim for a construction injury, the Workers’ Compensation Board will issue a check for your past and future medical expenses, as well as about two-thirds of your lost wages from missed time at work. You could also receive death benefits if you lost a loved one in a workplace construction accident. However, keep in mind that workers’ compensation benefits are subject to a weekly state maximum. You will also not be able to seek benefits for pain and suffering damages. For these reasons, it may be in your best interest to file a personal injury claim instead.
A construction accident injury claim could reimburse you for 100 percent of your lost wages, as well as many other losses, including noneconomic damages. To file a claim, you will need to identify the person at fault for your construction accident. This may be your employer, a general contractor, a coworker, a subcontractor, product manufacturer or property owner. Then, you or your lawyer will need to prove that this party was negligent and caused your injury. Find out if you have grounds for an injury claim during a free consultation at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP.
Contact Our Construction Accidents Lawyers Today
A construction accident injury can significantly affect your life. We are here to help you get your life back on track. Fiedler Deutsch, LLP represents clients injured in construction accidents in Westchester County, Orange County, Dutchess County, Yonkers, New Rochelle, White Plains, Beacon, Poughkeepsie and many other areas of New York. Contact us today or call (914) 993-0393 for a free consultation.