Construction Accident Lawyer in Long Island, NY
Without a doubt, construction sites are some of the most dangerous environments on Long Island. Construction sites tend to have a lot of chaotic activity and are often filled with heavy equipment, elevated work areas, moving vehicles, and dangerous materials.
Accidents are unfortunately quite common on these sites, even though many of them can be prevented when employers and contractors take care to keep workers and visitors safe. If you were injured in a construction accident on Long Island, a skilled construction accident lawyer can help you pursue the full compensation you deserve for the harm you have endured.
The family-run law firm of Finz & Finz, P.C. has fought to protect the rights and interests of injured victims for more than 35 years. Spanning three generations of lawyers, we will utilize our in-depth legal knowledge and experience to advance your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve following a construction accident on Long Island.
Protecting your best interests guides everything we do. You can focus on your recovery and getting your life back on track after a devastating construction accident. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with a Long Island construction site accident lawyer.
What Damages Can I Recover for a Construction Injury?
If you suffered an injury following an accident on a construction site, you may have multiple options for recovering compensation. If you were injured as a construction worker, you may be entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer to pay for medical bills and replace a portion of your wages.
Under certain circumstances, you may also be entitled to seek financial recovery for construction injuries through a third-party personal injury claim. If you were injured on the job as a construction worker, you normally cannot file a personal injury claim against your employer, but you may be able to file a personal injury claim when a third party caused the accident and your injuries.
For example, if you were working as a subcontractor, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the general contractor and the property owner for failing to ensure the construction site was operated safely. In addition, if your injuries were caused by defective equipment such as a crane, backhoe, mixer, forklift, or other piece of construction equipment or material, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer of that product.
An innocent bystander injured by a construction accident, such as an explosion, crane accident, or building collapse, may also be entitled to file a personal injury claim.
Financial recovery in a personal injury claim may include:
- Costs of long-term care for permanent disabilities that resulted from your injuries
- Costs of medical treatment, including hospital bills, surgeries, doctors’ appointments, prescriptions, and physical or occupational therapy
- Emotional trauma and distress
- Loss of wages or income for the time you miss from work
- Loss of future earnings and employment benefits if you are permanently disabled from returning to your job
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical scarring/disfigurement or disability that causes a reduction in enjoyment or quality of life