Falls are one of the most common injuries on construction sites in the Bronx, NY. In fact, falls are the leading cause of death for construction workers as far as workplace accidents are concerned. Whether it is a slip, trip, and fall or a fall from heights, a worker can be severely injured from falls on construction sites.
Our Bronx construction site fall lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC, have over 30 years of combined legal experience handling injury claims. Since 1992, we have won over $400 million on behalf of our clients. Let us put our skills, experience, and resources to work for you.
Focusing on your health and healing when you sustain an injury is your primary concern. However, you should also protect your legal right to compensation for your injuries and damages. We are here to help.
Our experienced legal team handles all aspects of your personal injury case. When you hire Oresky & Associates, PLLC to handle your construction accident case, you can expect us to:
We are here to help you and your family as you face this challenging time in your lives. Our Bronx construction accident attorneys understand how to pursue claims and win.
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Falls on construction sites can cause numerous injuries. The injuries can sometimes lead to life-threatening conditions or permanent disabilities. Common injuries from falls on Bronx construction sites include:
Immediate medical treatment can help reduce the risk of complications and long-term impairments. Prompt medical care also documents the injuries for workers’ compensation or third-party claims.
Many injuries caused by construction site falls are covered by New York workers’ compensation insurance. However, there could be third parties liable for damages for some falls.
For example, New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241 provide protection and rights for workers on construction sites. Workers must have safe, sturdy equipment for the task they are performing, including ladders and scaffolding.
In some cases, employers, supervisors, and property owners can be sued for damages if their negligence and violations of the law lead to a worker’s injuries. These laws are just some of the laws that could apply in a construction fall case. The best way to understand your legal options is to talk to one of our Bronx workplace injury accident lawyers.
Workers’ compensation provides medical benefits and wage benefits for injured workers. However, workers’ compensation does not cover all losses for a fall on a construction site.
If you have grounds for a third-party lawsuit, you can seek compensation for all lost wages and decreases in future earning potential. You might also receive compensation for economic damages not covered by workers’ compensation, including personal care and help with household tasks.
Additionally, a third-party lawsuit allows an injured worker to recover compensation for non-economic damages. Workers’ compensation does not cover pain and suffering damages, but a third-party claim can provide compensation for the following:
A negligence claim for a fall on a construction site can also provide more compensation for permanent impairments, scarring, and disfigurement than is available under workers’ compensation. The amount a worker can receive from a third-party claim depends on the facts of the case. Unlike workers’ compensation, third-party claims require the worker to prove negligence, and contributory fault could apply in the case.
Falling on a construction site can keep you out of work and unable to perform many of the activities you enjoy. We are ready to begin working on your case to get you the money you deserve.
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