New York City Construction Site Brain Injury Lawyer
Representing Individuals in New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens who have Suffered Serious Brain Injuries in a Construction Site Accident
When a serious construction site accident causes a brain injury, the side effects can be long-lasting and sometimes permanent. The most serious traumatic brain injuries require a lifetime of care and can prevent the accident victim from being able to function long-term.
If you or a family member has suffered a serious brain injury in a construction site accident, the New York City brain injury attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman could assist you with your claim. Our legal team has been handling serious construction site injury claims for 80-plus years and has a strong track record of success. Our attorneys are not afraid to litigate your case when the situation warrants. Call us today at 212-285-3300 or contact us online to find out how we could assist you throughout your legal matter.
How Brain Injuries Occur
Brain injuries can occur in a variety of different ways on New York City construction sites. For a worker to suffer a serious head injury, he or she must usually strike the ground hard – or an object must penetrate the worker’s head. The force of this impact can cause damage to the brain’s axons and neurons, causing them to malfunction (or sever), and affect brain functioning. Serious brain injuries on construction sites could occur because of any of the following:
● Defective construction equipment and tools
● Falling from scaffolding and other high places on the construction site
● Careless workers on the job site
● Falling out of a construction site work vehicle
Taking Legal Action
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in a construction accident, you might be able to take legal action against your employer – regardless of who or what caused the accident or injury. If you were injured while on the job and while working within the scope of your employment, you could file a workers’ compensation claim. To be eligible for workers’ compensation, your injury must also prevent you from working at your regular-duty position. You must also provide notice to your employer within the necessary time period that is required by statute.
If your workers’ compensation claim is accepted, you could receive a variety of benefits. Those benefits might include disability benefits (both temporary and permanent), vocational rehabilitation and training, and a portion of your lost wages. Our experienced legal team could help you pursue these benefits as part of your workers’ compensation claim.
Speak with a New York City Brain Injury Lawyer Today
The lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman understand the significance and potential long-term consequences of brain injuries that workers incur on construction sites. Our legal team will be prepared to review your accident case with you and present all available options for moving forward.
To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a New York City brain injury lawyer, please call us today at 212-285-3300 or contact us online.