New York Injury Attorneys Fight for Construction Site Accident Victims
Aggressive lawyers help injured construction workers in the Suffern area recover compensation
Construction sites are inherently dangerous workplaces. In fact, one out of five worker deaths in the United States involves construction workers. Every ladder, walkway, platform or scaffold has the potential to seriously injure a worker at the site. If you've been injured on a construction site, the experienced injury lawyers at Buckheit Partners LLP will assert your rights to compensation and fight for the justice you deserve for the harm you've suffered. We represent workers injured on sites in the Suffern area and throughout New York so they can get the damages they deserve.
New York advocates handle a range of construction injury claims
Nearly every item, tool or machine on a construction site is capable of causing injury, especially when mandated safety procedures are not followed by site owners. Workers may suffer injuries caused by:
- Falls from scaffolds or platforms
- Falling equipment such as hammers, saws, and other construction tools
- Burns and electrocution
- Exposure to dangerous materials, including toxic chemicals
The most common causes of worksite deaths are falls, falling and moving objects, electrocutions, and workers getting caught or stuck in between surfaces. Our attorneys press for damages for injured workers and their families regardless of the cause of the accident.
Those who have been hurt on New York construction sites will have different legal rights and remedies depending on the cause of their injury. Depending on who is responsible for the actions or conditions that caused your injury, our attorneys will either be able to help you file a workers’ compensation claim or bring a third-party claim.
Experienced workers’ compensation attorneys fight for clients in worksite accident claims
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system in which employers provide benefits for injured workers. This process is the standard way for injured construction workers to get their medical bills and other costs paid when they're injured on the job. Although each state has its own workers' comp regulations, benefits generally cover medical bills and partial wages for the duration of the time that you are injured and unable to work. There may be limits on which doctors you can visit, how much you can recover per week and the duration of payments. Our attorneys strive to get injured construction workers the benefits they are entitled to under New York law.
Proven advisers assist injured workers with third-party claims for compensation
While the law prevents workers from suing their own employers, it does not prevent lawsuits against other people or companies on a construction site. Workers are frequently able to bring negligence claims against other contractors, subcontractors and property owners for injuries sustained on a construction site. Our lawyers will work with you to decide whether bringing a negligence claim against a third party is an option in your case.
Assertive counselors help families after fatal construction accidents
When a construction accident is fatal, we will work to get the victim's family justice. Families might be entitled to workers' compensation death benefits that include reimbursement for final expenses and wage replacement. If the accident was tied to a third party's negligence (as opposed to the victim or employer), we will assist your family in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit that seeks compensation for a range of losses that aren't included under workers' compensation.
Contact our determined New York attorneys for help with a construction site injury
At Buckheit Partners LLP, we provide strong and skilled representation to injured construction workers throughout New York. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries on a construction site, our attorneys will seek the maximum possible compensation. Call us at 845-357-0265 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our office is in Suffern.