As construction begins to resume in the City, more and more construction site injuries will begin to occur. This is disheartening because most of these accidents are preventable. However, if you are someone who has been wrongly injured in a construction site accident, just know that our firm is here to fight for your right to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most construction sites happen?
Construction site accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons, though unfortunately, not unlike other accidents, they are most commonly a result of negligence. When OSHA rules are violated, serious injuries can occur. Some of the most common causes of construction site injuries can include negligent property owners, defective scaffolds, defective power tools, electrocutions, explosions, cave-ins, and more.
How do I sue after being injured in a construction site in NYC?
If you are injured in a construction accident, you will have to retain the services of an experienced attorney who can gather and present all evidence needed to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. That being said, if workers’ compensation does not cover the full extent of the damages you’ve incurred, you will most likely file what is known as a third-party claim. This means that you will sue a party outside of your employer, such as a negligent product designer or manufacturer, general contractors, or otherwise. By filing a third-party claim, you can recover the compensation you need without having to risk losing your job by suing your employer.
How long do I have to file a third-party claim in NYC?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is, generally, three years, which means that if you have been injured, you must begin the claims process within three years of the date of your accident. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from taking legal action. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for your right to compensation today–all you have to do is ask.
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At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.