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Construction Accidents New York City – Frequently Asked Questions
At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we can answer frequently asked questions about construction accidents in New York City. This is a city that never stops growing, never stops expanding. As the economy grows, so does our town but this cannot be possible without hard-working construction crews. These can be backbreaking and high-risk jobs. If you have one and were injured as a result, we can help you to receive the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. In the meantime, here are some frequently asked questions and our answers to them.
What is the leading cause of construction accidents?
OSHA calls them the “fatal four”. In the construction industry, the majority of accidents are caused by falls, electrocution, being struck by an object, and being trapped in between something. These four issues cause more than half of all fatal construction accidents.
What are hazards that lead to construction accidents in New York City?
There are numerous factors, but not having the right fall protection in place, setting safety protocols, proper scaffolding, respiratory protection, safety protocols regarding electricity, and so many more. The reasons for construction accidents are vast and regardless of what caused your injury, you should seek legal representation.
How do you prove whose fault the accident was?
After construction accidents in New York City, investigations are conducted by OSHA. We will also conduct an investigation and use the evidence we gather to build your case. This is necessary for proving negligence so that the responsible party can be held accountable. In most cases that is your employer directly. However, if you were using faulty equipment, the manufacturer of that equipment may also be liable.
Should I sue my employer?
We recommend that you schedule a consultation to discuss your case. After asking you questions, determining what caused your accident and the extent of your injuries, we can provide you with sound legal advice.
After being in a construction accident in New York City, should I sue if I cannot return to work?
Yes, if you were in an accident that caused severe enough damage to prevent you from returning to work quickly or ever, you should speak with an attorney. You should be able to return to work, in your same job with your same pay. If you cannot do so or are demoted to a lesser paying role, you need legal help.
Can I sue on behalf of a relative?
If your spouse, son or daughter was killed in a construction accident in New York City, you can bring a case on their behalf. If this has happened to you, we extend our deepest condolences. Nothing can replace them in your life. What we can do, is make sure that the family is taken care of financially by bringing a case against the responsible party.
Schedule a Consultation
At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we can answer any questions that you may have regarding your case and provide you with direction on how to move forward. After being in an accident, it is normal to have a lot of questions. We have a lot of experience in the construction industry and can answer them for you. To schedule a free initial consultation call 1 (800) 842-8462 or click here.