New York Work Injury Lawyer
Construction Accident Attorneys in New York City
Injuries experienced by workers constitute a large percentage of total injures reported in this country every year. This area of law has been a significant part of our firm's practice for many years. You should know from the start that, unfortunately, there is often no tort remedy for an injured worker and the only relief available against the employer is workers' compensation payments, which are often inadequate. (While our firm does not handle workers' compensation claims, we do refer clients to lawyers who practice in this field.)
Have you or someone close to you been hurt at the workplace? Please contact us today online or by telephone at (888) 260-0473 for a case evaluation with our experienced New York personal injury law firm.
Fortunately, in some worksite injury cases there are others involved in the accident that may be responsible for the injury. We look for these so-called "third parties" to sue, who may be required to pay full damages, including pain and suffering, if they are found to be liable.
Product liability-based suits are the most common third party worksite suits we handle. An example of this would be suing the manufacturer or seller of a machine which caused an injury, such as a brake press with inadequate safety guards. Another example of product-related worksite injuries is the release of toxic substances on the job, such as a chemical spill. Asbestos cases are another prime example of such third party suits.
Construction site cases are a major aspect of our worksite litigation practice. Special laws in New York and elsewhere give extra protection to workers in the construction trades and allow them to sue contractors and property owners for their injuries.