Injuries sustained by workers on construction sites are more common than
at any other work setting. Unsafe working conditions, defective equipment,
and insufficient training are the most common causes of
construction accidents. From such unfortunate circumstances, laborers may lose their ability
to work and generate income as well as become recipients of mounting,
expensive medical bills.
Experienced Newburgh construction accident attorneys emphasize the need to seek immediate medical attention and document everything
a doctor communicates. Injured workers should obtain copies of medical
documents that detail their diagnosis, treatment plans, and prognosis.
If you have been injured at a construction site, gather as much evidence
at the scene of the
construction accident as possible. This will help corroborate your claim for compensation of
injuries sustained. For example, take photographs of the surrounding area,
equipment involved, and your bodily injuries. Also, obtain witness statements,
video footage from surveillance cameras, and any relevant email correspondence.
It is important to promptly notify all relevant insurance carriers of the
accident in order to receive adequate coverage for your
construction site injuries. For example, you may be entitled to New York Worker’s Compensation
benefits from your employer if your injuries stem directly from your job.
If your claim is not disputed by your employer or the insurance carrier,
you will be entitled to weekly cash benefits and paid medical expenses.
On the other hand, if your claim is disputed you will have to wait until
the Worker’s Compensation law judge determines whether or not your
injury is work-related before your claim can be paid. In the meantime,
you may be eligible for disability benefits.
If your injury results solely from drug or alcohol use, intent to injure
yourself, or from another person on site, then you lose your right to
Workers’ Compensation. If another worker or contractor on site harms
you then you may have a claim for
personal injuries for tortious conduct. If your injuries are a result of defective equipment,
the manufacturer or supplier may be liable for the accident.
In order to preserve your claim, it is critical to retain an experienced
Newburgh construction site accident attorney. Construction site accidents
in New York can be very complicated and intricate. You need a highly knowledgeable
legal professional to help you navigate through this process and obtain
the compensation you deserve.
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injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
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