New York Unsafe Construction Work Equipment Lawyers
Construction workers are injured on job sites every day. Many injuries involve unsafe or defective construction work equipment. In New York, property owners and general contractors can be responsible if the tools provided on a construction site are unsafe. If you’ve been injured, the attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC will fight to hold them accountable and get you the money you need and deserve.
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How Will a NYC Personal Injury Attorney Help Me After I Get Hurt?
If you get hurt on a NYC construction site because of faulty equipment, you might have a legitimate claim for workers’ compensation benefits. You might also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a property owner, contractor, or manufacturer.
Just because you have the right to seek compensation doesn’t mean it’ll be easy to get cash in your hands. Insurance companies will do everything they can to drive down the value of your claim. You might even be blamed by the people from whom you’re seeking compensation. Hiring an attorney levels the playing field.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll make the process of fetting money as easy as we can. Our construction accident lawyers will handle all aspects of your injury claim from start to finish. We will:
- Carefully investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident
- Determine why you got hurt and who’s to blame
- Demand money from anyone who contributed to your injuries
- Stand up to insurance companies when they try to deny or devalue your claim
- Work closely with injury experts to determine how your injuries might affect you and what your case is worth.
Our goal is to maximize the compensation you receive after you get hurt on a New York construction site. Contact our NYC law office to learn more about how we can help you today.
Who’s Liable For My Injuries If I’m Injured Because of Construction Equipment?
In New York, you can potentially seek compensation from anyone who contributed to your injuries. You might even be entitled to money for your injuries if your own negligence caused you to get hurt.
General Contractors and Property Owners
When you work on a construction site in New York, you’re entitled to have reasonably safe work conditions, adequate safety gear, and the tools to get the job done. If these things aren’t provided to you, property owners or general contractors might be liable for resulting injuries under New York’s labor laws. Property owners and/or general contractors should:
- Purchase the correct tools for the specific job that needs to be done
- Inspect construction equipment and tools regularly
- Replace or repair equipment or tools that are broken or defective
- Train workers how to use the tools properly, and
- Supervise workers to ensure that equipment is being used appropriately and according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
If you get hurt because a property owner or contractor was negligent, you might be able to hold them responsible for your injuries and suffering.
When a company sells construction equipment in New York, it has a responsibility to make sure those products and tools are safe. If a piece of equipment or a tool is defective, the manufacturer can be strictly liable for resulting injuries. This means that you don’t have to prove the company was negligent in designing, manufacturing, or marketing the tool. The fact that you got hurt while using the tool as intended because of a defect is enough.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance
In New York, almost all employers are legally required to have workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance can cover the costs of a laborer’s injuries, regardless of who’s at fault. When you decide to collect workers’ compensation, you waive your right to file a lawsuit against your employer. However, you’ll meet less resistance when seeking money for medical bills, lost wages, and disability.
It’s important to understand that while workers’ compensation can be a quicker path to getting money in your hands, there are limits on (a) the amount of benefits you’ll be awarded and (b) how long you can receive compensation. Always speak with a personal injury lawyer who has experience navigating the workers’ compensation system.
We Handle All Construction Work Equipment Injury Cases
Construction workers use dangerous tools on the job every day. If you’ve been hurt because a piece of equipment was defective or dangerous, we’re here to help you get money for your injuries. We handle all cases, including accidents involving:
- Skid steers
- Compact excavators
- Scaffolding, and more.
Contact our New York City law firm to discuss your case today. We’ll explain your options and determine the best strategy for getting the money you need.
Common Construction Work Equipment Injuries
Defective or faulty equipment can cause severe, painful, and debilitating injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Head injury
- Brain injury
- Lost limbs
- Wrongful death, and more.
If you’ve been injured, our New York injury lawyers are prepared to help you demand compensation. Give us a quick call to schedule a free consultation. If you can’t make it into our office, we’ll come to you. We can visit you at work, at home, or the hospital while you recover. All you have to do is call and ask for help. It’s that simple.
How Long Do I Have to Seek Damages After I Get Hurt in New York?
We know you’ve got a lot on your plate right now. It might take weeks, or even months, to get back on your feet. Even then, you might not be able to return to work or enjoy your life. Despite this, it’s important to assert your right to recover compensation as soon as you can. You could lose out on valuable money if you wait too long.
The length of time you’ll have to pursue comepnsation depends on how you decide to move forward.
Workers’ Compensation: You must notify your employer that you’ve been hurt within 30 days of your accident. Then you’d have one year to formally pursue benefits.
Personal Injury Lawsuit: If you decide to file a lawsuit, you’ll have to do so before the applicable statute of limitations expires. Generally speaking, this would be three years from the date you got hurt.
Call our New York Unsafe Construction Work Equipment Attorneys For Help
Are you struggling with an injury because you were given defective or unsafe work equipment? Contact the personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate assistance. You might be entitled to compensation because you were injured on a dangerous construction site. We’ll do everything we can to get you the money you deserve.
Your first consultation is free, so reach out to our New York City law firm to schedule yours today. We represent clients throughout New York, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester.