The construction industry is notoriously dangerous for workers. However, it is an industry that is heavily regulated by the authorities in hopes of minimizing the chances of construction site accidents. Despite health and safety regulations, workers in New York still suffer injuries, and those workers need to understand their rights when their injuries have affected both their professional and their personal lives.
A construction worker can suffer injuries due to a multitude of accident types. Falls and injuries caused by falling objects are two very common accident types. Both can result in head injuries, broken bones, back and neck injuries. contusions and lacerations. Other common construction-site accidents are those involving heavy equipment and electricity.
While many injured construction workers turn to workers' compensation for financial relief after accidents, another option may be available depending on the accidents themselves. That option is personal injury compensation. This type of compensation is only available in certain situations -- usually when a third-party is responsible for workers' injuries.
If you were injured in one of New York's construction site accidents, you may find that you are eligible for personal injury compensation. If you would like to learn more about the difference between the types of compensation or if you would like help determining the type for which you are eligible, information is available on our website. If you do not find the information you need there, you can also schedule a free initial consultation by filling out the form on our website's contact page.