Why Are Third Parties Often Sued In Construction Site Accidents?

If you are injured on a construction site in the course of doing your job, you likely have a claim for workers' compensation benefits. What many construction workers do not know is that, depending on the circumstances of the incident, they may also have grounds to seek additional damages under a separate personal injury claim — frequently referred to as third-party claims.

A third-party claim may be advisable when the negligence of someone other than your employer was responsible for the accident that caused your injuries. Understanding which third parties are often sued in specific construction site accidents can help to ensure that victims receive full compensation for their injuries and that all negligent parties are held accountable.

A Dedicated NYC Construction Injury Law Firm

The attorneys at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., represent construction workers throughout New York City who have suffered serious injuries on the job. We understand the types of injuries that can happen in these cases, and we know what type of compensation is typically required to facilitate recovery.

Let us help you with your claim. We have helped many hundreds of individuals who have suffered injuries at a construction site.

Helping You Through A Difficult Process

Third-party claims can be difficult to navigate in construction site injury cases. The negligent parties frequently attempt to avoid responsibility in these cases by trying to assign blame to other parties. We work tirelessly to accurately identify the responsible parties and pursue every available option in an effort to see that they pay for the harm they have caused.

Our lawyers have represented injury victims in claims against a variety of third parties. We can help injured workers with claims against:

  • Property owners
  • General contractors
  • Manufacturers and providers of scaffolding
  • Manufacturers and providers of concrete forms and shores
  • Manufacturers of defective equipment and the companies that perform the maintenance
  • The employers of negligent workers who caused an accident on the job site

In many construction accidents, the reason a third party is liable may not be apparent to the injured worker. Laws and regulations impose specific duties on property owners, contractors and their agents. Construction workers have expertise in their industry; personal injury attorneys understand how a construction accident can result in a third-party claim.

Do You Need Help With A Third-Party Claim?

Contact our Manhattan law office to discuss your third-party claim. We offer a free initial consultation where you can get your questions answered without obligation. 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 800.340.4992 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.