Have You Been Injured On a Construction Site?
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If you are injured in an accident at work, you may be entitled to recover more than just Workers Compensation. There are special protections under the New York State Labor Law for construction workers who fall at work or who are injured as a result of unsafe conditions on the job.
The obligation to provide a safe place to work extends, not just to employers, but to commercial property owners and General Contractors as well. If you or a family member have been hurt in a fall at work or because of an unsafe condition on a work site, let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
The knowledgeable attorneys at NVNO know how to handle personal injury lawsuits involving construction accidents and are aware of the regulations needed to make these claims. We can help you navigate these laws to help you recover compensation for your losses. When it comes to these cases, there are several people who may be liable for your injury. Through investigating medical records, the construction site, and gaining witness statements, we can determine who should be held liable for your injuries.
Common causes of construction accidents:
- Insufficient training
- Safety oversights
- Collapsed structures
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Slips and falls
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falling objects
- Crane accidents
- And much more
Statute of Limitations & Why You Need to Act Quickly After a Construction Accident
We want to ensure that you can file for a personal injury lawsuit when you have been in a construction site accident. That being said, we will help you understand the time constraints surrounding personal injury lawsuits.
Under New York State Law, there are statutes of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. The statute of limitation is 3 years. If you have been hurt on the job of a construction site, you need to act timely to ensure you can file within 3 years. The time limit starts on the date that the accident took place. The law requires you to file a notice of that claim in the court of claims or in the applicable municipal court within 90 days of the accident giving rise to your claim. Although the court may allow a late notice upon a showing of good cause, an untimely notice generally bars your claim.The knowledgeable lawyers at Napierski, VanDenburgh, Napierski & O’Connor, LLP are here to assist you throughout the process.
Construction accidents occur for a number of reasons despite OSHA regulations and job safety programs. If you or a family member has been hurt, please call our personal injury attorneys today.