NY Construction Accident Attorney
Injured on a Construction Site? You Have Rights.
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous and injury-prone
in the United States. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA), over 20% – or 1 in 5 – of all
worker fatalities in the U.S. in 2013 occurred in construction. If you
suffered an injury on a construction site, either as a worker or passerby,
we encourage you to contact a New York City injury lawyer at Mirman, Markovits
& Landau, P.C. today for a free consultation.
The top 10 OSHA violations in 2014, and the industries they occurred in,
were as follows:
- Fall protection - in the construction industry
- Hazard communication standards - in general industry
- General requirements for scaffolding - in the construction industry
- Respiratory protection - in general industry
- Powered industrial trucks-in general industry
- Control of hazard energy, lockout / tagout - in general industry
Ladders / Scaffolding - in the construction industry
- Electrical, including components and equipment - in general industry
- Machinery and machine guarding - general requirements
- Electrical systems design - in general industry
Of the seven violations cited in the general industry, most occur on construction
sites. The top four killers on construction sites, known as the "fatal
four," are falls, struck-by-object accidents, electrocutions, and
caught in-between accidents. When employers and supervisors fail to ensure
that jobsites are up to OSHA standards, they expose their employees to
danger. Take steps to protect your rights after an accident by contacting
our New York personal injury attorneys.
Workers’ Compensation Claims vs. Third Party Lawsuits
If you were injured at work, one option is to file a
workers’ compensation claim through your employer. Virtually all employees in New York are covered
by some form of workers’ comp insurance. Some of the benefits provided
by workers’ compensation include coverage for your medical expenses,
partial coverage for lost wages, and potential disability benefits. The
good news is that you are entitled to these benefits regardless of who
was at fault for your accident.
If, however, your accident was caused by the negligence of a third party—like
the manufacturer of faulty equipment, a grossly negligent supervisor,
or a negligent maintenance company—you may be seek further compensation
through a third party lawsuit. This would allow you to seek damages for
a wider range of losses, beyond what you would be able to recover through
When filing a third party lawsuit, you may be able to seek compensation for:
- Past & future loss of wages in full
- Your loss of earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Long-term rehabilitation costs
Why You Should Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C.
Our knowledge of
personal injury law is time-tested and proven. Our billion-dollar track record speaks for
itself. This is why so many of our clients have referred their friends,
families and neighbors to us. There is no substitute for experience, presence,
and reputation. With Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., you can find
all of this in one place.
More reasons to consider Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. include:
- We’re always available to take your call – 24 hours a day
- We work on contingency fees, so you don’t pay unless we win
- We have more than 100+ years of collective legal experience
- We have handled more than 20,000 personal injury cases
- Our team has recovered more than $1 billion for our clients
If you or your family member was hurt in a jobsite accident, you may be
wondering how to approach the legal implications of the case. Our New
York City construction accident lawyers understand the law exhaustively
and stand ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Call
Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for a free case evaluation.
Are you ready to get started on your case? Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for a
free case evaluation at (855) 295-2737.
Our firm proudly represents individuals in New York City, Brooklyn, Manhattan,
Queens, and the Bronx.