What Damages Can I Recover In A Construction Accident Case?

Construction workers can be injured in myriad ways. They may fall from ladders or scaffolds, trip over debris, be injured by a careless worker or suffer burns in explosions. Regardless of the cause, construction accidents often cause significant financial losses for workers. Medical expenses can pile up while household bills and rent go unpaid. Workers and families need some way to recover for their losses.

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., our attorneys focus on helping construction workers pursue damages for injuries in on-the-job accidents. We are committed to holding negligent parties responsible for accidents that cause life-changing injuries and helping our clients obtain the money damages they need to rebuild their lives.

Beyond Workers' Compensation Benefits

Many injured workers are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, which provide medical coverage and partial wage replacement. However, workers' compensation may not cover all of an injured worker's losses. Workers generally may not sue their employers for injuries, but they can often hold negligent third parties accountable for accidents.

Third-party claims can result in higher damages than workers' compensation. These personal injury lawsuits can result in damages that include:

  • Lost wages
  • Reduced ability to earn a living
  • Medical expenses, including physical therapy and other therapies, surgery, doctor visits and medication
  • Counseling and mental health treatment
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

Families who have lost loved ones in construction accidents may be able to collect damages for losses their loved one suffered as well as damages for loss of companionship and financial support.

Contact Our Attorneys

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, the lawyers at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., can evaluate your case for potential claims against third parties. We are recognized for our knowledge of New York construction law cases and our dedication to helping our clients obtain the compensation they need to put their lives back together.

From our offices in Manhattan, we serve clients in New York City and throughout the region. Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.574.4529 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We handle construction cases on contingency, which means that you won't owe attorney's fee unless we are successful.