Citizenship or legal status is of no importance in bringing a lawsuit. Anyone and everyone can bring a lawsuit if they are hurt on the job. You can even bring a lawsuit if you are paid off the books. Being off the books may affect how much money you can recover for lost wages, but… Read more »
Generally, lawyers representing injured construction workers operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that the client is not billed by the hour and only pays a legal fee if the lawyer obtains a recovery
The most important qualification is experience. An experienced lawyer’s knowledge and wisdom from other cases can always make a big impact in the results of a case. Integrity, trust and concern are also qualities that clients need from their injury attorney.
Workers’ Compensation is provided through the employer’s insurance company, allowing for immediate coverage of medical and hospital expenses. Workers’ compensation money received by the injured worker must be paid back to the insurance company when there is a recovery in a personal injury lawsuit.
The damages include loss of earnings, medical expenses, rehabilitative expenses, compensation for the pain inflicted, compensation for permanent disability, and more.
Without the Scaffold Law, more building owners and contractors in the highly competitive construction industry would cut corners on safety. The owner who signs the construction contract and makes the payment can and should insist on full compliance with all safety standards. By making building owners and general contractors responsible for work site safety, the… Read more »
The Scaffold Law specifically does not apply to owners of one or two family dwellings. The other sections (200, 241) of the Labor Law apply only if the owner actually controls or supervises the construction.