At Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., in Queens, New York, we understand that you may have questions about what to do after a construction accident. To discuss the following common questions and others with an experienced attorney, please call us at 718-380-1010 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. דוברים עברית. Se habla español. Мы говорим на русском.
Whom can I sue after a construction accident?
Whom you seek compensation from depends on who was responsible for your accident. Construction accident claims are extremely fact-specific. Your lawyer can help you determine whether the building owner, contractor, subcontractor, equipment manager or another third party played a role in causing your injuries.
Is workers’ compensation my only option?
It is a common misconception that your only option for financial recovery after a construction accident is workers’ compensation. This is not always true. You can file a personal injury lawsuit and receive workers’ compensation if a third party (not your employer) was responsible for or contributed to your injuries.
What if my employer is responsible for my injuries?
In this situation, your best option is to seek workers’ compensation. Although our attorneys do not handle workers’ compensation, we work closely with a law firm that does. We will make sure that you receive the assistance you need to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Can I file a personal injury lawsuit if I was injured while walking through or past a construction site?
A construction company may be responsible for injuries sustained by a pedestrian or passerby. Construction companies are responsible for ensuring that neighboring sidewalks are free from debris. If a construction company failed to erect signs or barriers to protect the public from its construction site, it may be held liable for injuries sustained by pedestrians and others.
How much compensation can I obtain for my injuries?
The amount of compensation you can obtain for your injuries depends on the severity of your injuries and their long-term impact on your life and your family’s life. Working with an experienced lawyer who will pursue all possible avenues to obtain the compensation you need is the best way to ensure your best interests are protected.