Brooklyn Construction Accident Lawyer
Assisting Construction Accident Injury Victims in Brooklyn with Filing their Claims
If you are a worker on a Brooklyn construction site, accidents and injuries can be an unfortunate fact of life. Construction sites are inherently dangerous areas for both workers and bystanders alike, and when equipment malfunctions, serious accidents and injuries can result.
If you have suffered an injury as a worker on a construction site, you may be eligible to make a claim against your employer for workers’ compensation damages. The knowledgeable Brooklyn construction accident lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman can determine your eligibility for a claim and could file one on your behalf.
Workers’ Compensation Eligibility
In the State of New York, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. This means that you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who caused your accident or injuries.
To qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, most claimants must meet some basic standards. First of all, they must have been injured while they were working on the job. Next, they must have sustained their injuries within the course and scope of their employment. Some workers are not able to file a workers’ compensation claim, such as those who were traveling to or from work on a construction site at the time they sustained their injuries. Our knowledgeable Brooklyn workers’ compensation legal team can determine if your construction injury fits within the workers’ compensation statute.
Injuries Suffered in a Brooklyn Construction Accident
Brooklyn construction accidents can result in serious injuries which may be addressed through the workers’ compensation system. These injuries may include crush injuries, motor vehicle accidents on construction sites, injuries from falling objects, and fall injuries when a worker falls from a roof, ladder, or scaffolding. A worker could also be crushed by heavy machinery if it malfunctions.
Malfunctioning Equipment on a Construction Site
When equipment on a construction site malfunctions and a worker suffers injuries, in addition to the workers’ compensation claim, the worker may also be able to make a claim against the employer and equipment manufacturer. This type of claim would be based on negligence. For example, the worker could allege that the employer did not take measures to properly inspect or maintain the defective equipment. Furthermore, the worker could allege that the equipment was not designed properly, causing it to malfunction and cause a serious injury.
Our team of experienced Brooklyn construction accident lawyers can determine if you might be eligible to assert a negligence claim as part of your case.
Reach out to a Brooklyn Construction Accident Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
If you have been injured on a construction site, the experienced attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman may be able to help you get the compensation you need. Our legal team can investigate your circumstances and explore filing a claim for workers’ compensation or negligence on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Brooklyn construction accident lawyer, please call us at (212) 285-3300, or contact us online today.