The construction industry experiences an influx of skilled laborers and professionals looking to improve the industry's quality. Unfortunately, the frequency of fatalities in workplace accidents in construction sites stands at 20% - representing at least 1 in 5 workplace deaths.
Having a Brooklyn construction accident lawyer helps you collect credible evidence from the scene to file a claim and get compensation for any damages incurred. The lawyer will help you fight your battle and understand your options.
Here are some benefits of getting a personal injury lawyer.
Helps You To Understand How and Why You Should Initiate the Claims Process
A Brooklyn construction accident lawyer helps you file your case correctly and follow up on the case, encouraging quick action.
Injured workers often don't understand their rights and how much to claim from the insurer or company. A lawyer critically analyzes your case to gauge the value of your claims. This way, they'll determine whether you have a shot at getting compensation.
When filing claims, you must have proper documentation to prove the employer's negligence and the accident damages or losses incurred. In addition, each state has its timelines and requirements when filing your claims.
For example, in Brooklyn, you must prove liability using documented evidence like a police incident report, medical and insurance records, or photos to compel the insurers to disburse your compensation.
Depending on the accident, you may file multiple compensation claims like worker's compensation, third party, scaffolding, or personal injury. Again, your lawyer will advise you on how to get a worthy settlement.
Help You Negotiate for Worthy Compensation
Common injuries at a construction site include falls, electrical accidents, and scaffolding could cause severe injuries and sometimes death. With such consequences, you could likely lose a portion or the entire income, jeopardizing your dependents' lives.
A lawyer helps you get the necessary compensation to cover your expenses until you get back on your feet. Your settlement depends on the following factors:
- Lost income (past and future)
- Medical expenses
- Costs and fees relating to your treatment plan
With an experienced accident lawyer, you'll get a large settlement catering to all your needs improving your quality of life till you get back on track.
They Handle the Documentation and Paperwork
An accident lawyer handles the documentation and paperwork you should have after the accident for claims filing. They ensure you submit the paperwork on time to avoid any denial. Experienced lawyers will also launch investigations on the accident to enrich your claims case by doing the following:
- Reviewing the photo and video evidence
- Analyzing the witness statements and incident reports
- Getting the medical records and treatment plans
- Going through your employment and union records
This data is crucial when determining your compensation. It recalculates your expected settlement based on parameters. The result gives you a settlement that compensates for the adjustments you must make. Additionally, the lawyer helps identify the guilty party.
Sometimes, your injury may be because of the intervention of a third party. For example, your employer might have all the safety measures in place, but the negligence of a third party causes an accident where you get injured.
A good example is if you get injured while using a piece of new yet faulty equipment. This situation puts the blame on the manufacturer or supplier. Again, your lawyer can help you file the case of a third-party claim and calculate an appropriate settlement for the financial and physical damages caused.
A Lawyer Understands Your Rights and Fights on Your Behalf
A Brooklyn construction accident lawyer understands the compensation laws in your state and will advise you per your case details. They will tell you when to accept a settlement offer or when to fight the insurers for a better package. They are your first line of defense, as they understand what you need and how you can get it.
Lawyers also understand the timelines and demands for compensation claims. As a result, you'll have a smoother process if you contact your lawyer than when you do it yourself.
The Lawyer Can Initiate and Follow Up With Your Lawsuit
Lawyers can defend your case if you go to court to fight for emotional compensation. Workers' compensation claims don't always cover emotional pain or suffering. But personal injury claims cover punitive damages.
Your temporary and permanent emotional or physical suffering gets fairly compensated. Your attorney will recommend this lawsuit based on your case details and prospects.
Contact Us For Help with Your Brooklyn Construction Accident Claim
A construction site is often chaotic; any one or more entities may be legally liable when a construction worker is injured or killed. If you’ve been injured, you should contact an attorney who can help you understand your options.
At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we are dedicated to assisting clients throughout Brooklyn, all of New York City and New York State. We have years of experience in both workers compensation and personal injury claims. Our top-rated attorney team has the extensive resources you need to secure a fair case result. If you or a loved one has been injured at work, contact us immediately to discuss your case.