What Options Do I Have If I'm Injured In A Construction Accident?

In any workplace injury case, accident victims often have a lot of questions and not many answers. What recourse do I have? If I'm injured in a New York City construction accident, who is responsible for my medical care? Will I be compensated for my lost wages?

These are all important questions that require serious attention and prompt answers. Getting the information you need from your employer can sometimes be difficult, however, and the assistance of an experienced lawyer can help to ensure that your interests are protected.

The attorneys at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., have represented many hundreds of clients in a variety of construction site accident claims.

Understanding Your Options After A Construction Accident

In any workplace injury case, employees have the right to seek workers' compensation benefits. In these cases, you would work directly with your employer and the company's workers' comp insurance company to obtain coverage for lost wages, medical bills and treatment.

In many construction site injury cases, however, employees can pursue additional damages in a third-party personal injury claim. These cases are completely separate from workers' compensation claims and do not limit your ability to receive workers' comp benefits.

Third-party claims are not brought against your employer or your co-worker; instead, they are brought against others who contributed to an accident. Contractors, owners of job sites and others are frequent subjects of third-party claims in construction site accidents.

Learn More About Your Legal Options

Our attorneys have a strong track record of obtaining positive results in third-party claims. Contact our Manhattan law office to discuss your case at a free initial consultation. We accept all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not pay attorney's fees unless we are successful.

Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800-574-4LAW or complete our contact form to get started. If you are unable to come to us, we will travel to you.

Case Results

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  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.