Adam King Hit By Falling Sheetrock And Trapped In Garage On First Street; Construction Accident Remains Under Investigation
GREENPORT, NEW YORK (March 9, 2018) – A construction worker was seriously injured after he became trapped under multiple layers of sheetrock in a garage.
Greenport authorities have been able to identify the man that was hit by the falling sheetrock as 30-year-old Adam King.
Adam King called out for help after the accident and was heard by neighbors.
Emergency workers were able to free Adam King and transport him to the Eastern Long Island Hospital in order to receive treatment for his injuries.
WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND THIRD PARTY LIABILITY IN CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
When a worker is injured in New York they will typically have access to the State’s worker’s compensation system in order to help with medical bills and lost wages. In addition to worker’s compensation claims, an injured worker may be able to file a third party liability claim against any entities responsible for the accident. In particular, New York Labor Law 240(1) was designed to hold business owners and general contractors ultimately responsible for gravity related accidents. Business owners must take due care to prevent objects from falling on workers and may be held liable in the event of such an accident. Any construction worker that is injured with a falling object may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the tragic accident that injured Adam King after sheetrocks fell on top of him. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this construction accident. It is our sincere hope that steps will be taken to help ensure worker safety and prevent these types of accidents in the future. Anyone that may have witnessed what happened should reach out to OSHA as they continue their investigation.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a construction accident involving a falling object you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.