K L Sanchez Construction Accident Lawyers
Were You Injured in a Construction Accident in NYC?
As one of today’s most dangerous industries, those who work or spend time around construction or renovation sites in New York City are far more prone to accidents and injuries than any other industry. How dangerous are they? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), out of the 4,779 worker fatalities in private industry in the United States in 2018, 21.1 percent of fatal accidents were in the construction industry.
At K L Sanchez Construction Accident Lawyers, we have devoted our personal injury law practice to the victims of injuries due to the negligence and carelessness of others. We are New York construction accident lawyers who are experienced in cases involving workplace injuries, particularly as they apply to construction accidents and understand the complex federal and state regulations that apply to these cases.
Unfortunately, here in New York City, our fatality and injury numbers are even grimmer than the national data. As a result, many laws have been passed to protect vulnerable construction workers. New York, in particular, has passed laws that allow injured construction workers to hold negligent parties accountable for their injuries and damages.
Construction workers and even passersby are exposed to many dangers every day on construction sites in New York City. The construction industry itself requires many people working in close and limited proximity, using large equipment, and navigating potentially dangerous obstacles and situations. Add this to employers pushing construction workers under unreasonable time schedules. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, speak with a lawyer today. Call K L Sanchez Construction accident lawyer for a free consultation. ABOGADOS QUE HABLAN ESPAÑOL!
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Construction Incidents We Handle in Queens, Bronx, and New York City
OSHA has put out a list of what they call their “fatal four” or most common construction accident categories that account for the most fatalities in the United States. These are
- Construction falls
- Strikes by objects on construction sites
- “Caught-in-between” construction accidents or compression or crushing accidents
These types of construction accidents can be created by many different obstacles, equipment, and potential hazards that are on nearly every construction site in New York City and throughout the country. At K L Sanchez Law Office, our New York construction accident lawyers have seen victims who have suffered injuries due to:
- Scaffolding accidents on construction sites
- Ladder accidents
- Operating construction equipment accidents
- Construction crane accidents
- Electrical construction site accidents
- Welding construction site accidents
- Unsafe construction equipment accidents
- Construction fires and explosion accidents
- Gas explosion accidents
- Construction structure failure accidents
- Construction trench collapse accidents
- Compressor accidents
- Building collapse accidents on construction sites
- Nail gun construction site accidents
- Brazing construction site accidents
- Construction equipment malfunction accidents
- Window washer accidents
- Insufficient construction training
- Poor safety precautions and oversight on construction sites
- Improper use of construction equipment accidents
- Toxic substance exposure on construction sites
If you or a loved one are a worker who was injured on a construction site or as a passerby, you may be entitled to medical expenses, workers’ compensation benefits, or a large settlement. Call to speak with a skilled construction accident attorney and learn if you can seek compensation. Call to speak with a lawyer now (646) 701-7990.
Who Can I Sue If I Was Injured in a Construction Accident in New York State?
Construction site accidents can be complex since there are many potential parties and subjects of liability involved. They can include
- The owner of the property
- The construction contractor
- Other construction workers
- Any associated subcontractors
- Any associated vendors
- Construction equipment manufacturers
- Construction equipment rental companies
Consequently, holding a party liable for a construction accident may be difficult with many different parties pointing the finger of blame at each other, including the injured party. This is when it is essential that you have the representation of skilled NYC construction accident lawyers on your side.
Under the law, all property owners in the State of New York must ensure that their property is reasonably safe for anyone who is on-site. Under premises liability laws, these owners may be found responsible for injuries that are sustained due to unsafe conditions on a construction site.
The contractor or other construction workers may have caused the unsafe conditions and could be held accountable for injuries. Even equipment and tool manufacturers and rental companies that supply construction equipment can be held liable for injuries due to equipment that was not manufactured safely or maintained appropriately.
Unfortunately, proving negligence and the points of liability in construction accidents are often complicated and require extensive investigation. An experienced New York construction accident lawyer understands the concepts surrounding negligence as they apply to the laws and will ensure that all matters are considered when pursuing a personal injury claim. To speak with a New York construction accident attorney call us now or use the contact form to get in touch. Call to speak with a lawyer now (646) 701-7990.
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Can You Sue Your Employer for a New York Construction Accident?
In most cases, probably not. Workers’ compensation laws are set out to protect employers from lawsuits should an employee get injured on the job.
In some cases, however, construction employees find that they are not covered under workers’ compensation, particularly if they are considered independent contractors or subcontractors. But depending on the unique circumstances of the construction accident and injuries, there may be other points of liability in order to collect compensation for injuries. This is just one of the jobs of NYC construction accident lawyers.
How Construction Labor Laws Cover You
New York labor laws require that construction workers are properly protected from injuries. Any failure by the contractor or property owner to abide by these laws affords an injury victim the right to hold them liable for injuries. At K L Sanchez Law Office, our staff of experienced New York construction accident attorneys and personal injury lawyers will investigate any violation of labor laws to ensure that any responsible party is held liable.
What is the New York Scaffolding Law?
New York State labor laws offer special protections for construction workers who may be injured on particular devices such as scaffolding, ladders, hoists, ropes, and other equipment used frequently by the industry. This is unique to New York State labor laws and known commonly at the “scaffolding law.”
Under this law, injured construction workers may bring an injury suit against a contractor or a property owner who has been found in violation. The same New York labor laws also offer protection from falling objects on the site.
New York State labor law also requires compliance with all provisions set out by the New York State Industrial Code. This goes further to ensure the liability of parties who have not provided adequate safety precautions for construction workers.
How Does K L Sanchez Construction Accident Lawyers Handle My Construction Accident Case?
Because of the complicated nature of a construction accident case, it requires diligence and expertise to prove negligence and liability under our laws. At K L Sanchez, our team of expert New York NY construction accident lawyers hit the road running.
After a free consultation where we determine whether you have a winnable construction accident case, we look for many things. We look to see if OSHA or the building department has seen other violations or infractions from the parties involved. We look at police records, medical records, first responder records, and any prior workers’ compensation claims against the parties. We investigate all construction contracts and contractors involved, who owned and controlled equipment that was used, insurance policy provisions, job documents, and safety memos to establish if any safety standards had been violated. We then collect witness testimony and fully investigate the scene of the accident.
In this way, we can establish who was on the construction job, who was supervising or was delegated supervision, and what conditions led to or caused the accident. Call to speak with a lawyer today (646) 701-7990.
What Kind of Construction Injuries Can I Receive Compensation For?
Construction accidents can be the cause of many different types of injuries, from minor to catastrophic. But if negligence was at play, compensation is recoverable for any injuries or damages that are sustained as the result of a construction accident. These can include
- Chemical injuries
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Eye injuries and blindness
- Orthopedic injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Back injury
- Pain and suffering
- If someone you loved died as a result of a construction injury
As a construction worker, you are protected under the New York Labor Law. Your rights matter. Experienced construction accident attorneys K L Sanchez and team are here to help in construction accident cases big and small. Schedule a free consultation by phone or via contact form today (646) 701-7990.
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What Kind of Damages Can I Receive Compensation For?
For those who are covered under workers’ compensation, they are covered for a limited number of benefits under the worker’s compensation policy of the employer. These can include medical care, a portion of lost wages, and family death benefits if the accident resulted in a fatality. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation has many drawbacks and disadvantages.
A workers compensation settlement is not always sufficient to cover costs that have been incurred in an injury or future medical attention that may be needed. Any settlement in a workers compensation claim will revoke an injured party’s eligibility for compensation for future medical treatment, with any future expenses being paid out of pocket.
Before you settle with workers compensation, you should get the advice of a NYC construction accident lawyer to understand your options and the other potential verdicts and settlements you may want to consider.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, workers compensation may have its advantages and disadvantages. A construction accident injury claim will serve to recover things that workers’ comp doesn’t, such as
- Medical costs including surgeries, medications, and other future medical interventions
- Physical therapy
- Your full lost wages as well as any reduction in future earning capacity
- Ongoing living expenses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Impaired quality of life
- Emotional distress and counseling
In addition to recoverable compensation for injuries, if a fatality has happened as a result of a construction accident, certain family members may be entitled to wrongful death benefits in the way of economic losses, emotional losses, the loss of parental care, and others.
You should consider the pros and cons before you consider any settlements in a worker’s compensation claim. Construction accident attorneys K L Sanchez and team are here to help. If you’ve been in a construction site accident, don’t wait, find out your rights under New York labor law today. Whether you are a construction worker or a passerby, call us now.
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Call K L Sanchez Construction Accident Lawyers in Queens
When you have been injured in a construction accident, you deserve a legal representative ensuring your legal rights and your rights to financial compensation for your injuries. Because of the complicated nature of these accidents, you should not try to navigate the system yourself.
The New York NY personal injury attorney at K L Sanchez and the team are here to help. Contact us for a free consultation today to get the best legal representation in Queens, the Bronx, and New York City and to understand your rights to compensation for your injuries. Call us for a free consultation (646) 701-7990.