Third-Party Liability Claims After A Construction Accident
Construction workers, including electricians, carpenters, sheet-metal workers, roofers and many other workers are subject to enhanced risks in the course of their everyday work. Given the nature of the occupation, when an on-the-job accident occurs, these workers are frequently subject to catastrophic injuries and even fatalities.
At the New York City law office of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we have helped injured workers obtain the compensation they deserve for their work-related injuries for decades. In fact, one of the most rewarding components of our work are the referrals we receive from past clients who have told their family, friends and co-workers of the positive results we achieved for them.
You May Be Entitled To More Than Workers’ Comp
Under the workers’ compensation system, most injured workers are barred from filing negligence claims against their employer for injuries suffered on the job. In exchange, their employer provides workers’ compensation insurance to cover medical expenses and partial wage loss.
However, when a worksite accident results in catastrophic injury or fatality, workers’ compensation benefits may be inadequate and may be exhausted quickly, leaving injured workers and their families with ongoing financial problems related to the injury.
At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we have in-depth knowledge of the additional avenues of liability that frequently are available in cases involving construction accidents and other job site accidents. Third-party liability claims may be pursued against parties, other than the employer, who are responsible for the accident and injuries.
Third-Party Liability — In Addition To Workers’ Comp Claims
Lawyers at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., are dedicated to making a difference for clients who have been injured in a construction accident, electrical accident, fall from heights or other severe worksite accident.
When a client is already receiving workers’ compensation benefits, we identify opportunities to maximize his or her compensation by exposing negligence of third parties who may be held financially responsible. Some potential avenues of third-party liability may involve:
- Owners of job sites, general contractors and construction managers
- Negligent subcontractors, material suppliers or other individuals at the job site
- Parties responsible for defective or dangerous machinery, tools, equipment or products (manufacturers, engineers, distributors)
- Owners of scaffolding which collapsed or fell
- Other third-party individuals or businesses
By examining all possible sources of liability, our personal injury attorneys alleviate the financial impact of medical bills, pain and suffering, income loss, ongoing treatment and other damages associated with our clients’ injuries.
Contact Our New York Construction Accidents Law Firm
If you or a loved one is obtaining workers’ compensation benefits following a work-related accident, make sure you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled for your injuries. Contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., to arrange a free initial consultation. Call our Manhattan office locally at 212.732.4992 or toll free at 800-574-4LAW. We accept all construction accident cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.