Brooklyn, New York Construction Site Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
At a construction site, did you trip and fall?
According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 18% of the 1,176,340 non-fatal work injuries resulting in days away from work in 2020 were related to slips, trips, and falls. The construction industry has the highest rate of fatal slip, trip, and fall accidents.
Have you tripped, slipped, or been injured while working on a construction site? When most people think of construction site injuries, they typically picture heavy machines, falling materials, and hazardous exposure. Nevertheless, most incidents are simpler—yet no less deadly.
You deserve just compensation when you have serious injuries as a result of a construction-related slip, trip, or fall so that you can move on with your life. You can pursue all available channels for compensation and protect your rights with the assistance of a slip and fall injury attorney from Brandon J. Broderick.
For a free consultation to discuss how we might assist you, contact us now. You shouldn't automatically believe that workers' compensation is your only choice if you were hurt in a slip and fall accident while working on a construction site. You should speak with a knowledgeable Brooklyn construction slip and fall accident lawyer from our firm who can assist you in determining if you have a strong case for a personal injury claim. We are committed to seeing your case through to the end and have the means to do so.
Issues That Frequently Cause Trips and Falls
Property owners, general contractors, and other parties may be held liable under New York Labor Law 241 for failing to take reasonable safety precautions on their job sites. Even if they weren't the ones who created the issue, this is still true. You could seek a greater range of compensation if their negligence caused your injuries.
Accidents involving trips or slips may occur for a number of reasons, including:
Construction site debris - Is a significant contributor to trip-and-fall incidents on construction sites, notably the pieces of chopped rebar, wood, cement, metal, and wiring. Property owners or general contractors may be held accountable for accidents that occur when they neglect to keep a place clean and free of debris.
Unfinished and incomplete structures - While a project is in progress, unfinished structural components, including flooring, stairwells, and conduits, could pose a trip and fall risk. Owners and general contractors are in charge of managing building sites and must ensure that workers are protected from these risks.
Snow and ice - Buildup can increase the danger of slip-and-fall incidents when a building that is under construction is exposed to the elements. All workplaces where employees are present should be free of these substances.
You can rest easy knowing our firm will handle your claim with discretion and care because personal injury claims are not made against an employer. If you need to file a workers' compensation claim as well, we can help. In any scenario, make sure to seek the advice of Brandon J. Broderick Brooklyn and New York City construction trip and fall attorney for guidance you can rely on.
What Compensation is Available After a Slip and Fall in the Workplace Accident?
You are typically entitled to compensation through workers' compensation if you trip, slip, or fall at work. Through this no-fault system, you can seek benefits such as:
- Medical benefits for your medical bills
- Wage replacement
- Disability benefits
- Death benefits for surviving family members
There are several limitations on workers' compensation. Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, are not recoverable. Disability and wage benefits are very limited and might not make up for lost wages. It's possible that you may not be fully compensated for your damages.
You might be able to file a third-party claim to obtain further damages. You may seek compensation for pain and suffering, the full amount of your lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages if someone other than your employer was negligent and caused your fall.
You have additional protection under the New York Labor Law, which frequently holds owners and general contractors liable for slip and falls that occur on construction sites.
General contractors and owners may be held liable for slip and fall accidents under Labor Law Section 200 if they had prior notice of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident and did nothing to fix them. If they provided specific instructions that caused your fall, they are also responsible.
General contractors and owners are expected to make sure that pathways and work spaces on construction sites are free of trip hazards under Labor Code Section 241.
If your accident involved a fall from a ladder, scaffolding, or roof, Labor Law Section 240 will protect you. According to this law, owners and general contractors are typically strictly accountable for accidents involving falling objects and falls.
In accidents involving these safety violations, injured workers may file a lawsuit directly against the general contractor or property owner. You are permitted by these laws to seek compensation in addition to what you are entitled to through workers' compensation. Your workers' compensation claim will not be impacted by filing a Labor Law claim.
Get a FREE Consultation From Brandon J. Broderick, a NY Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
We prioritize your needs above all else, since we know that anybody who contacts us is going through a difficult time. Our company has proven that we can help families and employees navigate the legal system, and we are ready to discuss how we can help you as well. Attorney at law Brandon J. Broderick has a proven track record of success in cases involving slip and fall accidents and other types of accidents connected to the construction industry.
In addition to pursuing further compensation from any third parties who may also be responsible for your injuries, our legal team will ensure that you are receiving all of the benefits to which you are legally entitled under the Worker's Compensation program.
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