Useful Information For Construction Workers
Workers’ Compensation Is Not Your Only Recourse
Special laws in New York give construction workers added rights and protection. An injured worker may be entitled to recover substantial sums for their pain and suffering, permanent injuries and lost earnings, beyond what is paid by workers’ compensation. For example, if a worker falls from a height, such as a scaffold or a ladder, the worker is often able to sue the owner of the property and the general contractor even if they had no direct involvement in the accident!
Many workers are also protected by New York construction laws if they trip or slip due to debris or other hazards. These laws were designed so that property owners and general contractors will ensure construction sites are safe and that all workers are protected. Many construction workers suffer devastating injuries. The effects upon the injured worker and his or her family are often profound and lifelong. Please call Manhattan attorney Howard Sanders to find out more important information for construction workers.
Facing Financial Challenges During The Legal Process
Many victims of accidents have rent or mortgage payments and families to support while waiting for their cases to resolve. We know the time it takes for the legal process to work its way is often a burden, but especially so when you’ve lost your source of income. We can advise you on ways to ease the path until your case is resolved.
Your Legal Status Does Not Affect Your Right To Sue For Injuries
You have the right to bring a lawsuit for your injuries caused by the careless and negligent actions of others, regardless of your legal status in the United States. Talk to us about your rights and our successful representation of those without legal status.
Contact Us Regarding Injury Claims Or For Additional Legal Problems
Immigration? Estate and probate? Matrimonial? If we are unable to assist you, we can often refer you to an experienced and skilled lawyer who focuses on these areas of law. Contact our law firm by calling us locally at 212-983-5151 or toll free at 800-731-9976.