A job as a painter can come with many risks of occupational illnesses and injuries; from ruptured paint hoses and eye injuries to falls from ladders. An injury while painting could result in a personal injury lawsuit if someone else is liable for the injuries sustained. Contact our personal injury attorneys to discuss your case if you have suffered an injury while painting in New York.
Painting-related injuries can be severe. An injured painter could suffer serious eye injuries from contact with paint, broken bones from bad falls, or a number of other injuries that could cost thousands of dollars in medical bills alone. Do not let a workers’ compensation or other insurance companies take advantage of you. Hire a lawyer to take over communications with insurance companies and to fight for just compensation. An attorney can let you focus on recovering while he or she takes care of legal processes for you.
A painter can encounter many different hazards in a typical day, including ladders, scaffolds, power tools, toxic paint or fumes. Although protective gear goes a long way toward protecting workers, many different occupational injuries can still occur. Hundreds of painters end up in the hospital every year with job-related injuries. Some accidents and injuries are more common than others:
Painting injuries can cause temporary or permanent disabilities. A bad accident could force a painter out of work, cost thousands of dollars in medical bills, and cause the victim significant pain and suffering. At Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C., we accept construction accident cases involving a variety of personal injuries. We dedicate the same amount of attention to detail to each case, regardless of size or injury type. We strive for full compensation in every case.
It is the responsibility of contractors and construction site owners to take reasonable precautions to prevent painting accidents and injuries. Construction site managers should take certain steps to reduce the risk of personal injuries, such as properly training workers and providing personal safety equipment including face masks and respirators.
If you suspect a third party may be at fault for causing your painting accident, do not accept a settlement before speaking to a lawyer. A lawyer can help you determine liability and prove fault.
If someone else caused your injury while painting, you could be eligible for financial compensation. You may have grounds for a claim based on negligence, statutory liability, product liability, premises liability, or wrongful death. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.