Queens Construction Accident Attorneys
Representing NY construction workers injured on the job
The construction industry is inherently dangerous. Those who work on construction sites are exposed to the potential for significant harm at every turn. Though most take the necessary precautions to work in a safe environment, accidents still happen. Construction workers trust in the safety equipment provided to them by employers and third parties. They also trust that owners, general contractors, and subcontractors will comply with safety codes. Unfortunately, these accidents can cause serious injury and death on construction sites. Some of these injuries and conditions too numerous to list. A construction worker is covered under his or her employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. If the accident was caused by the negligence of a third party, a worker may be able to pursue compensation for their injuries, including lost wages, medical bills, and more. If you have been injured in a construction accident and believe that your workers’ compensation reward is not just or need to take legal action against a third party, contact The Law Offices of George Poulos for a consultation.
Construction accidents and workers’ compensation
Workers’ compensation protects the rights of those injured because of their occupation. It helps an individual financially and medically while they do their best to return to the workforce. Almost every employer is mandated to pay for this coverage and maintain it in case of a workplace accident. If a worker utilizes these benefits, they will not be able to take legal action against his or her employer and the care provided will not be impacted by a person’s fault for the injury, unless it was caused by substance abuse or a purposeful act.
Construction accidents and third-party claims
Though workers’ compensation bars you from taking legal action against your employer when receiving workers’ compensation benefits, if another party is responsible for your injuries, you may be able to pursue legal action. It is important to note that a person seeking compensation must satisfy his or her burden of proof, proving that negligence occurred. A person can take legal action against a third party if they can prove that the hazard that caused a serious injury was known or should have reasonably been known and was not addressed.
Contact a Queens construction accident attorney
If you are injured on a construction site, it is important to protect your rights. Through the workers’ compensation process and the possibility of a third-party lawsuit, having quality legal representation can mean a world of difference. The Law Offices of George Poulos has over 25 years of experience fighting for injured workers. If you need legal advice or support, contact our firm to discuss your legal matter and explore your legal options.