Every day in Long Island and across New York, people sustain injuries in construction accidents. Sometimes innocent bystanders are injured in construction accidents, but more often it is people who earn a living in the industry that end up with serious injuries. Because of the dangers involved in construction work, injuries are often debilitating and sometimes deadly. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, contact an attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. for a free initial consultation.
Employers are generally required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. If you were injured at work in a construction accident, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits will cover medical expenses and some lost wages. If a third party was responsible for the accident, you might be entitled to additional compensation under a personal injury claim.
Construction work is a uniquely dangerous occupation because of the significant injury risks that are always present on the job. Construction work often involves work on scaffolding, working near electrical hazards, heavy equipment, busy construction zones, and exposure to toxic chemicals and substances. These dangers frequently lead to injuries that impact the ability to work and to carry out regular daily chores and activities. Sometimes these impacts are short-term, but often they are long-term or permanent.
Construction workers may face financial struggles after they have been injured in a work accident. They often face quickly mounting medical bills and disability accommodation expenses. They may also suffer lost income because their injuries limit their ability to work. When injured construction workers are unable to work, their family members, who count on their income for support, are also impacted.
Our attorneys try to minimize our clients’ financial stresses. We take our construction accident cases on a contingency fee basis. Our injured clients do not pay any attorneys’ fees until we have helped them secure financial compensation. We work with our clients to help simplify the legal recovery process so that they can focus on their health and their loved ones.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, we can help. Contact a construction accident attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. so that we can help you and your family with the financial recovery process. We care about our clients, and we will aggressively pursue your claim so that you receive the compensation that you deserve. The recovery process may not be easy, but it is much easier when you have an experienced legal advocate on your side.