Some people think that undocumented construction workers have no legal rights. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many construction workers in New York are working without papers, and they do the hardest, dirtiest and most dangerous work, often only a step away from terrible injury.
Oresky & Associates, PLLC. recovered $8 million for an illegal alien who fell from a scaffold at a construction site*. He was badly hurt and broke his ankle, and required back surgery twice. Don’t be misled because the law in New York is clear. If you are hurt in a fall, especially from a ladder or scaffold, you most likely have the legal right to sue the owner and general contractor for medical bills, lost wages and the pain and suffering caused by your injury, even if you have no papers.
The construction accident attorneys at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. have your back and will fight for justice for you.
How Legal Representation Can Help after a Construction Site Fall
It’s hard to think yourself lucky if you only break your leg. Many construction workers are killed in falls or have back, neck or head injuries that last a lifetime. Congratulations on having survived, but the future may still hold disability, pain and a life that is permanently changed. You probably had plans that have been affected. How would it be fair if only your hospital bills were covered and nobody recognized the damage to your and your family’s happiness and future?
It is easy to put a number on the cost of medical care or lost wages, but insurance companies always question the “pain and suffering” part of personal injury lawsuits. The folks who have never been there treat it as insignificant. A good construction accident attorney recognizes this and will help prepare your case so that people recognize what you have been through and how the accident has changed your life.
If you or your loved one were hurt in a construction site fall, find out what you may be entitled to and how the law protects you. The accident attorneys at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. can help. Contact us so that we can explain your legal rights to you. Call us today at (718) 993-9999 for a free and confidential consultation.
*Prior results do not guarantee a future similar outcome.