Long Island Construction Accident Lawyers Helping Victims Pursue Fair Compensation for Damages
The skilled legal guidance you need in Suffolk and Nassau counties
Thanks to the workers compensation coverage that New York requires employers to carry for full-time, part-time and even borrowed workers, individuals injured while working at construction sites can generally receive appropriate medical attention without sustaining out-of-pocket costs. Nevertheless, in some instances, workers receive unfair reductions or denials of benefits. If the cause of injury in such cases involves defective equipment or third-party liability, a Long Island construction accident lawyer from Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Common construction site accidents
Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. In fact, despite great strides made in the reduction of construction injuries and illnesses, the American Public Health Association reports that nearly all construction workers experience one or more work-related accidents or illnesses over a lifetime. Additionally, these workers have a greater risk of premature death.
One of the most common types of accidents faced by construction workers is a fall from a high elevation — which is common among roofers, carpenters, electricians and people who build or repair tall structures. But workers can also suffer serious injuries from flying objects from an elevated worksite or while using heavy equipment. Many also sustain full or partial hearing loss from excessive noise at a site. These injuries often lead to long-term or permanent disabilities that diminish future earnings.
How we help with construction site injury claims
While workers compensation law prohibits workers from filing lawsuits alleging negligence on the part of their employers or co-workers, it does not prohibit the pursuit of claims against third parties whose liability caused their injuries. The attorneys at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP have the investigative resources to research possible external sources. We can help construction workers take legal action for third-party claims such as the following:
- Falls sustained due to manufacturing flaws in scaffolding
- Falls sustained due to failures of scaffolding, ladders, buckets, hoists or other elevation devices
- Injuries caused by flying parts from defective tools and equipment
- Accidents involving inadequately-maintained cranes and other heavy equipment
- Burns and illnesses caused by the use of chemicals stored in containers without prominent warning labels
Schedule a free consultation with an experienced construction accident attorney in Long Island
If you suffer injuries at a construction site in Suffolk County or anywhere else on Long Island, our construction accident attorneys can help you pursue the full compensation you deserve. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees unless we help you secure compensation for your claim. To discuss your legal issues and learn how we can help you, contact us online or call us at 631-360-0400.