When you are a worker or visitor injured at a construction site, the impact in your life can be devastating. While even a minor construction site accident can result in serious injury, because of the heavy equipment used construction injury victims often suffer severe injuries such as brain damage, or spinal cord trauma causing partial or complete paralysis. Some accidents can be fatal. If you or a loved one have been involved in a construction accident, the law firm of Norman M. Block, P.C., will work to help you recover the compensation for your injuries or wrongful death case. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
Frequently workers are injured because of the force of gravity. Whether falling from a ladder or scaffold, stepping into a hole which causes the worker to fall through a floor, or injuries related to lifting and moving machinery and construction supplies. The New York Labor Law provides special protection for these workers, and places absolute responsibility for these injuries on the building owner and the general contractor, without proof of actual negligence, and even though the worker may be partially at fault.
From our Hawthorne office, skilled personal injury attorney, Norman M. Block has represented construction accident victims and their families throughout the greater New York City area. He will negotiate the best settlement possible with all negligent parties, and he is fully prepared to take your case to court if necessary. Types of construction injury cases include:
- falls from ladders, scaffolding or girders
- stepping in uncovered or unprotected holes
- tripping on misplaced objects
- flying debris, or falling objects
- negligent vehicle operators
- defective equipment, augers and power tools
- fires, explosions or electrocution
- collapsing structures
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), paraplegia, and other types of catastrophic injury suffering in a workplace accident can last for months or years, causing economic strain on workers and their families. Lost wages, mounting medical bills, long-term disability, and a reduced quality of life are important considerations when seeking compensation.
Whether you are hurt at a building site or as a member of a road crew, construction workers in New York are entitled to special protection under state laws. You may be entitled to receive compensation from several parties including property owners, general contractors, or city and county governments.
Norman M. Block, P.C. understands the complexities of Section 240 of the Labor Law, OSHA regulations and can provide valuable assistance in applying for workers' compensation insurance benefits. In addition to helping you find compensation from negligent employers and their insurance companies for lost wages, medical bills and rehabilitation expenses, you may also be eligible for financial recover from other negligent third parties such as equipment manufacturers.
Our firm has 30 years of experience helping individuals hurt in construction site accidents and other personal injury matters with injuries ranging from traumatic brain injury (TBI) to paraplegia and other catastrophic injuries, get their lives back on track,.
If you have been injured or a family member has been injured or killed at a construction site, contact Norman M. Block, P.C. in Westchester County today to schedule a free consultation. We offer contingency fee representation in all personal injury matters, meaning you pay no attorney's fees until we recover compensation for your injuries.