Construction workers have a greater risk of work-related injuries and death than workers in any other industry in the United States. Every year, thousands of construction workers are seriously injured or killed while on the job. If you or your loved one have been seriously injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim.
At Dell & Dean, PLLC, we work hard to help you get back on track. Through our experience, skill, and dedication, we have helped numerous people get the money they need to keep their homes, pay their medical bills, and get financially secure once again. We will advocate for your rights and pursue the total and fair compensation you need and deserve.
Construction Accident Cases We Handle on Long Island, NY
At Dell & Dean, PLLC, we have a long history of protecting injured construction workers’ health and financial rights. For over 30 years, we have worked hard on behalf of construction industry employees to maximize compensation after a work injury. We know the law, and we know construction. We represent clients in a wide range of construction accident cases, including the following:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Falls from heights
- Crushing injuries due to heavy equipment or machinery
- Being struck by an object
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Burn injuries
- Ground collapses
- Defective/unsafe tools and equipment
- Excavation accidents
- Demolition accidents
The Benefits of Working with a Nassau & Suffolk County Construction Accident Attorney
Trying to pursue a claim for compensation while recovering from a serious injury can be challenging. You may need to decide whether to pursue a worker’s compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Working with an attorney can help you understand your legal options and develop a strategy to obtain the most compensation possible. After being injured and receiving medical treatment, the most crucial decision you’ll make may be choosing an experienced attorney. An attorney can help you submit all required paperwork, investigate your claim, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and negotiate the best outcome possible. The attorneys at Dell & Dean, PLLC will work with you every step of the way so you can focus on your recovery.
Who Is Liable for Construction Accident Injuries in New York?
Construction sites remain dangerous places. All too often, serious injuries and fatalities occur to workers trying hard to provide for their families. Unfortunately, even if precautions are taken, accidents happen. In some cases, proper safety procedures were not followed at the job site, or contractors issued faulty equipment. The construction site owner, property owner, contractors, and sub-contractors can be held liable when they fail to create and uphold a reasonably safe working environment for employees.
Similarly, contractors who fail to provide workers with reasonably safe construction sites or to alert workers of potential hazards can be held liable for injuries that occur. When an accident is caused by a third-party individual, such as another driver whom the construction company doesn’t employ, he or she may be liable. Finally, if defective equipment causes your injuries, you may have a right to pursue a product liability claim against the designer or manufacturer.
Damages Available Through a Personal Injury Lawsuit
When construction workers suffer serious injuries, they may take significant time off work. In some cases, they may be permanently disabled and unable to work due to their injuries. Few things matter more than your ability to provide for yourself and your family. When you can no longer work, it isn’t just your finances that suffer. Your health, and even your dignity, can be hard to recover as well. A personal injury lawsuit may be the best option to recover all your damages.
When you pursue a workers’ compensation benefit, you are limited in the types of compensation you can recover. You can recover compensation for your medical expenses and time off of work. However, you won’t be able to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, property damage, loss of consortium, and other losses. Before you agree to waive your right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, it’s crucial that you understand the different types of compensation that are available so you can make an informed decision.
Pursuing Workers’ Compensation Benefits Due to a Construction Accident
Workers’ compensation claims have provided insurance against work injuries and accidents for over 100 years. Unfortunately, the protection afforded by workers’ compensation has eroded significantly. It can be challenging for injured workers to obtain fair compensation. Insurance companies may argue that your injury is not as severe as you claim or that your injury did not occur while you were working or because of your job duties.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers can help you file a thorough and accurate claim. We can also help you appeal a denial. If you were injured at work, trust the personal injury law firm that has helped recover hundreds of millions in damages for the injured. When you choose to work with Dell & Dean, PLLC, you will always be treated with respect and compassion.
What is the statute of limitations on construction accidents in NY?
In New York, the statute of limitations for construction accidents is typically three years from the date of the incident. This means individuals have up to three years to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for injuries or damages sustained in a construction-related accident. It’s crucial to consult with a knowledgeable attorney promptly to ensure compliance with the statute and gather essential evidence for a strong case.
Can you sue for pain and suffering in NY?
Yes, you can sue for pain and suffering in New York from a construction accident. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident due to negligence or unsafe conditions, you may be eligible to seek compensation for pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
Call To Schedule a FREE Consultation With Our Long Island Construction Accident Lawyers
Whether you were injured at a construction site while performing job duties or a medical condition has rendered you unable to work, talk to us for a free initial consultation. We treat every client like family and welcome you to tell us your story. Once we understand your situation and legal needs, we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you need. Contact Dell & Dean, PLLC to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation and learn more about how we can fight for you.
Dell & Dean, PLLC, represents construction accident victims throughout Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island as well as the boroughs of New York City, and the surrounding areas.