Yonkers Construction Accident Lawyer
When a construction accident occurs, it can result in severe injuries to workers or even wrongful death in Yonkers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages. Call (914) 993-0393 or send us a message online to arrange a free consultation today.
Why Choose Our Yonkers Construction Accident Lawyer?
- Our Yonkers personal injury lawyers have the extensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
- We are committed to providing personalized, quality service to our clients. We take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs.
- Our team understands the legal complexities involved in construction accident cases and can help you navigate the law to get the best outcome.
Liability for Construction Accidents
Determining liability for a construction accident can be complicated. Workers cannot legally sue an employer, but in many cases, there are multiple parties responsible for the accident. For example, a property owner, general contractor, subcontractor, or equipment manufacturer may be liable. Identifying who can be held accountable will require a thorough investigation and gathering of evidence. Additionally, you will need witness statements and possibly testimony from experts, such as a medical professional, regarding the extent of your injuries and the long-term effects they may have on your life.
Types of Compensation Available after a Construction Accident in Yonkers
In Yonkers, workers’ compensation benefits are available to any worker who is injured while working on a construction site. These benefits include:
Reasonable medical expenses are paid to cover the cost of medical treatment, including hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, and prescriptions.
Temporary Disability Benefits
Temporary disability benefits will cover partial lost wages if the injured employee is unable to work for a period of time due to their injury.
Permanent Disability Benefits
Permanent disability benefits are paid if the injured employee cannot return to their pre-injury job due to their injury.
If an injured worker has the ability to file a third-party claim against a party other than their employer (e.g., property owner, subcontractor, etc.), they can recover further compensation. For example:
Any medical bills that workers’ comp benefits did not cover.
Compensation for the difference in total lost wages and benefits that workers’ comp does not pay for.
Diminished Earning Capacity
Compensation for the difference in the amount of income that you can make now compared to before the accident.
Pain and Suffering
Compensation for the physical and emotional pain experienced as a result of the injury.
Punitive damages may be available in cases where the at-fault party behaved with an extreme disregard for the safety of others.
Contact Our Yonkers Construction Accident Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our Yonkers Accident Lawyers have the experience and resources to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call (914) 993-0393 or reach us online today to arrange a free consultation.