Bronx Construction Accident Lawyers
Helping Injured Bronx Construction Accidents File Workers’ Compensation Claims
The construction industry is booming in around the Bronx, New York. Construction can come in the form of office buildings, high-rises, and hotels, and these structures are continuously growing bigger and higher than they ever have before. With this plethora of construction projects comes the possibility of injuries for construction workers while they are working on the job.
If you or someone you love is a construction worker who sustained a serious injury while at a job site, you may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits. The skilled Bronx construction accident lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman can review how your accident occurred, as well as your injuries, and determine your eligibility for potential workers’ compensation benefits.
What Causes Severe On-the-Job Injuries?
Construction workers’ close proximity to heavy and dangerous machinery significantly increases their chances of injury at a construction site. Common accidents that occur on job sites include the following:
Falls from a roof, ladder, or piece of scaffolding
Fires or explosions on the job site which cause serious burn injuries
Objects which fall on workers at the job site
Machinery malfunctions which cause a worker to become crushed
Electrocution accidents caused by getting too close to electrical wires
When a worker is present on a dangerous construction site, he or she can sustain spinal cord injuries, cuts, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. A worker could also suffer a serious illness while on the job if he or she gets too close to harmful chemicals. All of these conditions might require the worker to miss time from work in order to recover and obtain medical treatment.
Filing a Claim
Individuals who sustain their injuries while they are on the job and while they are within the scope of their claim employment could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. They may receive benefits for a portion of their lost wages, as well as for any temporary or permanent disability sustained.
Moreover, in cases where an employer is negligent, such as when construction equipment is not properly maintained, the injured worker could sue his or her employer directly under a negligence theory of recovery. The accident victim may then recover compensation for relevant medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other economic and noneconomic damages.
Call a Bronx Construction Accident Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Case
If you were injured on a construction job site in the Bronx, you may be able to file a claim arising out of workers’ compensation or negligence.
The skilled lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman have an excellent track record of success when it comes to obtaining compensation for their clients who sustained injuries while they were on the job. To schedule a free case evaluation and consultation with a Bronx construction accident lawyer, give us a call today at (917) 268-0344, or contact us online for assistance.