Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. • Attorneys at Law

Construction Accidents

Construction workers in New York City and on Long Island are constantly at risk for sustaining an injury on a job site. For that reason, New York has laws that protect construction workers in the event that they are injured on the job.

Common construction site accidents include:

  • Falls from elevated heights or scaffoldings
  • Injury due to falling materials, objects or debris
  • Machinery accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Trench collapses
  • Wielding accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Building collapses
  • Unsafe equipment accidents

If you are injured while working on a construction site, you can make a claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits. However, in many cases, Workers’ Compensation benefits do not adequately compensate for the injuries and other damages, like loss of earnings and benefits, sustained by the victim of a construction site accident. For that reason, New York has laws that allow many construction workers injured in construction site accidents to recover for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages by bringing a lawsuit against responsible parties.

In the State of New York, while you cannot sue your employer if you are injured in a construction site accident, you can bring a lawsuit to recover for your injuries and losses based on the liability of third parties. Third parties that may be held liable under New York Labor law include property owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and manufacturers depending on each individual case.

If you or your loved one has recently experienced a construction related injury, the New York City and Long Island construction site accident attorneys at Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. are ready to provide you with efficient legal services to hold all of the appropriate parties accountable and to obtain fair and just financial compensation for your pain and suffering.

If you are hurt on a construction site, the first thing you should do is immediately seek medical assistance. Any injury that you have sustained should be evaluated by a medical professional so that the appropriate steps in your medical care can be taken in order to give you the best opportunity to properly heal from the injuries you have sustained. Additionally, this initial evaluation will provide a foundation for building your personal injury case.

The next important step is to notify your employer of the accident. Be sure to retain copies of all paperwork submitted or statements made that detail the happening of the accident and the events leading up to and following the incident.

Additionally, gather all available evidence to provide to your New York City and Long Island construction site accident attorneys at Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. Documenting the details of how the accident occurred, collecting contact information of all witnesses to the accident, and taking photographs of the accident scene, the contributing causes to the accident, and the injuries themselves are crucial steps in the initial investigation of any construction site accident case.

Construction accident lawsuits are very complex. It is imperative to contact an attorney who has experience handling third-party injury claims as soon as possible so that he or she can begin the investigation process right away. The construction accident attorneys at Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. have the experience and resources needed to take on the large insurance companies that will do everything they can to deny the compensation that you or your loved one are owed.

While not all construction accidents will allow injured workers to bring a lawsuit, it is important that you consult with the New York City and Long Island construction accident attorneys at Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. as soon as possible to find out what legal remedies are available. Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. offers no cost and no obligation consultations to review your potential case. Call us today to best protect your legal rights.