Construction industry is hazardous for workers due to the frequency of accidents that happen at construction sites. Every year thousands of people are harmed or killed due to construction site accidents. As builders work at height, there is a danger of falling down or other employees on the same site may encounter the risk of falling objects when they work at ground level.
The contractor or the owner must take necessary steps to provide safe working environment. If anyone is injured due to unsafe work environment, they can file a personal injury claim.
The construction accident attorney from New York Mr. Fatos Dervishi1 who has been practicing personal injury law for several years tells–Construction Accidents frequently occur on construction sites. Whether you experience a crane accident or back injuries due to heavy lifting, a construction accident can debilitate and result in hefty medical bills. Thousands of construction workers are injured or killed in construction work site accidents every year. There is no excuse for a construction company not providing a high standard of safety in the workplace. A Personal Injury Lawyer can help you with filing claims against those responsible for your injuries.-(Ref: Dervishi Law Group P.C., http://www.dervishilaw.com/areas-of-practice/construction-accidents/) Construction Accident Liability It is not necessary that construction accidents always result from the direct action of an employer. The failure to provide a safe working environment for staff can be through lack of training and any other form of negligence. But, it is important to prove that the employer negligence gave scope for the accident to happen.
The experienced personal injury attorney from New York Mr. William H. Cooper2 tells–Serious injuries impact the lives of the victims, as well as their family members. When you are severely injured while performing your job duties on a construction site or where you work, you may be wondering if you have any legal rights. Under New York Statutes, if your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, whether it was caused by an employer, driver, landowner or other responsible party, you can pursue compensation for your injuries.-(Ref: Marvin A. Cooper P.C., http://www.dervishilaw.com/areas-of-practice/construction-accidents/ ) Contributory Negligence Contributory negligence is the legal principle that an injured party, i.e. the employee, may possibly have contributed to his or her own injury by acting in a negligent manner when faced with the obvious and known risks, which may reduce the amount of compensation awarded. Employment Status To pursue compensation from the owner, it is not necessary that you are hired by him directly. If you are supplied to him by a sub contractor or by any other agency, even then the claim exists against a number of potential defendants e.g. the proprietors of the building in which you were working.
1.Fatos Dervishi:Fatos Dervishiis a Personal injury attorney in New York. He has also served as the Deputy Attorney General of Albania from 1994 to 1998. The goal of Dervishi Law Group, P.C is to offer comfort in times of need, unyielding dedication to clients and their families and to give a sense of trust and confidence. Call Dervishi Law Group, P.C at718-619-4525 or917-300-0797 or Fax at718-484-4758. Office is located at 2322 Arthur Ave., Suite 3A Bronx, New York 10458. Visithttp://www.dervishilaw.com/for more information or you can e-mail .
2.William H. Cooper:William H. Cooper began practicing law in a large New York City law firm before joining the law firm of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., in 1991. Over the years, he has established himself as one of the most successful personal injury law practices in the New York Metropolitan Area. Since 1960, the law firm of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. has provided expert legal advice, services and representation to clients residing in the Bronx, Westchester, Kings, Queens, New York, Rockland & Nassau Counties.His office is located at245 Main Street, Suite 510, White Plains, NY 10601. For more information, visithttp://www.cooper-law.com/or email . You can also call him at914-357-8911/?212-385-1954/?718-619-4215 or Fax: 914-428-4126.