We Are Dedicated To Helping Those Injured On Construction Sites
Construction site work involves risk. When you suffer serious injuries because of someone else’s negligence on the job, your future earnings are at stake. Will you be able to return to work? How long will recovery take? Who will provide for your family if you are unable to do so?
Prompt Notification Is Important
If you have been injured while working on a construction site, it is important to let the contractor or property owner know about your accident immediately. Get medical attention right away and keep good records of your injuries. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, but these benefits may not cover all your injury-related expenses.
How We Maximize Compensation
At Chopra & Nocerino, LLP, we understand that construction injuries often cause life-changing and costly injuries. Your medical expenses frequently go beyond the amount provided for by workers’ compensation benefits, so we look to the complete range of third parties that could be responsible for your injuries.
Our knowledgeable lawyers can help secure the maximum compensation available for your pain and suffering and for the loved ones of a worker who has been killed in an accident. Our construction accident attorneys are experienced in a variety of cases, including those involving:
- Scaffolding and ladder falls
- Faulty equipment and malfunctions
- Crane, derrick, conveyor, winch, backhoe grader and scraper injuries
- Boiler explosions
- Power line injuries
- Trenching injuries
- Inadequate safety barricades
- Building collapses
- Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) noncompliance
- Other injured construction workers on the site
- Toxic chemicals
Contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, electricians, scaffolding companies and other manufacturers of equipment are responsible for providing safe practices and equipment on a construction site. When they do not and their negligence injures you, our lawyers have the comprehensive experience in construction site injuries to fight for your rights.
Special Considerations For Workers On High-Rises
New York labor laws are designed to provide extra protection for workers who are injured while working on high-rise buildings. Under Labor Law 240, high-rise workers are entitled to specific safety equipment. Labor Law 241 builds in strict liability for safety code violations. Our lawyers will assess your circumstances, aggressively investigate the facts of your case and hold negligent third parties liable for your injuries.
Sometimes workers injured at a construction site think their legal options are limited. They become frustrated because filing a workers’ compensation claim keeps them from filing a lawsuit against their employer.
The workers’ compensation system is not your only option. In many construction site accidents, third parties other than an employer may be responsible for worker injuries. For example, it may have been defective machinery or the negligence of another contractor that caused the problem.
We Are Committed To Fighting For Your Rights
If you’ve been injured at a construction site, contact Chopra & Nocerino, LLP. Our knowledgeable attorneys are dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation to help you recover. We are experienced and know the best way to fight for your rights. Call our office in Garden City at 855-NYC-HURT (855-692-4878) or email us for a free consultation.
Our Spanish-speaking attorney can answer your legal questions and concerns if your first language is Spanish.