New York is the city of dazzling skyscrapers, bridges and historical monuments, and the construction industry is booming. There is always something new being built. Walk down any street in New York, and you’ll see countless construction workers perched on scaffolding, or engaged in other actions, hard at work. Unfortunately, construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces, and construction workers are at high risk of suffering serious injuries. If you were injured on a construction site, the Law Offices of Justin Brandel will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Why Construction Sites Are So Dangerous
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, construction workers are at high risk for injury or death: In fact, about one out of every five worker deaths in the USA occur on construction sites. Some common ways construction site injuries happen are:
Being struck by a heavy object
Caught in or between
Exposure to toxins
Many of these injuries or deaths were entirely preventable. New York law has provisions to protect construction workers. Under Labor Law 240, workers who are performing duties at high elevations must be provided with specific safety gear. Although construction workers have the right to workers’ compensation benefits, the amount of compensation can be shockingly low. As most construction sites have third party contractors, it is crucial that you have your injury claim evaluated by attorney Justin Brandel. Identifying a third party who holds liability can allow you to recover compensation far beyond what you can expect through workers’ compensation.
How You Can Receive Compensation
A worker sacrifices the right to sue for compensation if they are injured on the job, unless certain conditions exist. Your construction accident injury case should be fully evaluated by our firm. If a settlement must be negotiated with workers’ comp, in a case of permanent injury or death, the value of the settlement will be in large part, the result of the efforts of your lawyer. Talk to us before you make any decision — we can help.
Attorney Justin Brandel has extensive experience in construction site accident cases, and is committed to fighting for the maximum possible settlement. He works directly with each client at every step of the process. If you have been injured on a construction site, we urge you to connect with our firm immediately. Call us for your free initial consultation today.