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Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, an experienced attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. An experienced attorney will help you fight for your rights and ensure that you and your family are taken care of. This is what our law firm has done and continues to do.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Getting injured on the construction site can be caused by a great deal of factors. Whether by mistake or accident, the resulting injury can nevertheless be severe. A small slip can lead to a large accident, which is why safety is always mandated around the site. These are some of the most common causes of construction accidents:
- Hazardous Materials
- Trips and Falls
- Falling Debris
- Vehicular Accident
- Equipment Malfunction
- Ladder Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Vehicular Accidents
Despite continuous efforts to increase safety measures, the amount of workers who get into accidents is still alarmingly high and still leads the statistics for work-related injuries around the country each year. Our lawyers have a team of experts who properly investigate these accidents and determine the cause of each one. When the cause of liability is properly determined, it is much easier to get compensation.
Scaffolding accidents are so prevalent on construction sites that New York has a distinct area of law surrounding them. Known simply as the “Scaffolding Law,” Section 240 of New York’s Labor Law, this statute outlines the manner in which dangerous equipment, such as scaffolds, within a construction site must be secured, erected, and fastened on a site. The statute also provides injured workers with the right to hold general contractors or property owners liable when they become injured by or on:
Anyone who is injured on these types of equipment while erecting, demolishing, repairing, altering, painting, or cleaning a structure or building likely has a valid claim. The statute also states that general contractors and property owners can be held strictly liable in these instances. Strict liability means you do not have the burden of proof to establish that a property owner or general contractor was negligent, or careless. You must simply prove that you were injured while working on any of the above equipment.
Filing For Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claim
Common injuries are usually simple to deal with in the construction workplace as the workers are oriented in getting a workers’ compensation if they ever get into an accident. A workers’ compensation gives them a safety net for the expenses they have to settle related to the accident. It covers minor expenses and loss of work compensation for the most part, but it is not as extensive as if one gets a personal injury claim. When a worker feels that the workers’ compensation is not enough to cover the costs, they can file for a further personal injury claim
A personal injury claim allows an injured victim to file for legal compensation for the expenses involved in the accident. This is more favorable to the worker as they can set the terms and allow for full coverage of the expenses should they win the case in trial. A personal injury claim gives the victim a better guarantee.
Ask4SAM Knows Long Island Construction Injury Law
A good law firm is one that recognizes the area it operates in. This is why Ask4SAM has flourished in the boroughs of New York because they know their clients and how to handle the law in each of the counties in the city. Our firm has served New Yorkers for years and has established their name around the city. Long Islanders have put their trust in our firm over the years and we have proven ourselves time and time again.
SAM Nassau County Construction Accident Attorneys
600 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
SAM Suffolk County Construction Accident Law
300 Vanderbilt Motor
Pkwy Suite 200
Hauppauge, NY 11788
For more information, answers to your questions or directions to our office locations, you can access the SAM website contact page https://ask4sam.net/contact/. Or, if you want a direct, free consultation from SAM Long Island car accident attorney you can contact the hotline at 1-877-ASK4SAM.