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Construction Accident FAQs

Who can I sue if I am injured at a construction site in New York?

If you’re injured in a construction site accident in New York, you should be able to sue any person or entity whose fault contributed to your injuries other than your employer. Several parties may potentially be liable for the construction accident, including contractors, subcontractors, negligent employees, property owners, or the manufacturer of defective equipment.

What are some common construction accidents and injuries reported in New York?

Common construction accidents in New York include falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and injuries caused by the operation of heavy equipment or machines. Common injuries caused by construction site accidents include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and sprains/ strains.

Do I need to hire an attorney after a construction accident in New York?

Construction accident cases can be highly complicated in New York. It’s best to hire an experienced construction accident lawyer early in the process to avoid costly mistakes. Consult with an experienced construction accident lawyer to know your legal options to get the maximum compensation you deserve.

Who pays for the costs of a construction accident injury in New York?

After a construction site accident, injured employees should be covered by an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. However, there are cases where workers’ compensation may not cover the total costs of an injury. When this happens, construction accident injury victims should speak to an experienced attorney about filing a third-party claim to recoup the total amount of their lost income, medical bills, and disability. To learn more, schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in New York.

Can you sue for injuries sustained while walking past a construction site?

Yes! You can sue any party responsible for your injuries at the construction site, including the owner, general contractor, and subcontractors at the site. Schedule a free consultation with our construction accident lawyer in New York to know your legal rights.

About The Author

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Michael Serres, ESQ.

Michael Serres, ESQ. is a reputed Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Astoria, Queens, NY. He graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1989. Mr. Serres was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1990 and is admitted in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and the Eastern Districts of New York. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Bar Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Queens County Bar Association.