Compensation Recovery Information from a Construction Accident Attorney Bronx NY Trusts
It’s no secret that working at a construction site is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. In fact, construction workers account for about 20% of all workplace fatalities in the United States.
All too often, these injuries are a result of either negligent or simply ignored safety regulations and protocols on the part of those responsible for ensuring the workers safety.
No matter what the cause or nature of the construction injury, workers are entitled to some kind of compensation. A skilled construction accident attorney in the Bronx from the Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky P.C. can diligently pursue these claims to ensure injured workers are awarded compensation for any damages resulting from the accident.
Typical Benefits After A Construction Accident
Even if a worker is injured due to a careless error or mistake of their own, in many states, they are still entitled to some form of compensation through the Workers Compensation Act (WCA).
These benefits often include compensation in the form of weekly payments and awards for medical expenses. Weekly payments are based on a percentage of a worker’s weekly earnings and on the severity of the disability, whether it is a temporary total disability or a permanent partial disability. Also, medical expenses cover only those treatments deemed necessary and related to the specific work injury. But, too often, the financial recovery is simply not enough to cover all of the additional pain and suffering associated with an on-the-job construction injury and workers seek additional help to cover the consequential costs of their injury.
In most cases, when a construction worker is injured on the job, there are regulations in place that make it difficult to sue their employer directly. However, a third party could be liable for negligence when a construction injury occurs on the job site.
Third Party Liability in Construction Accidents
Site owners, architects, contractors, and equipment manufacturers can all be held liable for accidents arising from insufficient safety measures. General contractors, as well as all subcontractors, are responsible for providing appropriate safety provisions that ensure a construction site is reasonably safe.
In most cases, contractors are legally obligated to:
- warn of possible hazards on the site
- hire employees who will use caution while working
- coordinate job safety throughout the site
- check that all safety specifications are implemented and followed
Manufacturers of construction equipment maintain a level of responsibility, even after their products have left their warehouses. They are responsible for designing and maintaining safe products in accordance with federal regulations. If products are defective, they become a danger to the work site, and therefore may be at fault in a construction accident. Even though most construction site equipment is inherently dangerous, if proper safety measures are not employed in its production the manufacturers of this equipment can be found liable when an accident occurs due to one of their products. Talk with a Bronx construction injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky, P.C. today, to understand third-party liability further.
Examples of equipment used on a construction site includes (but is not limited to) the following:
- woodworking tools
- power tools
- woodworking tools
- heavy equipment
- pressure vessels
- gas detectors
- other types of construction equipment
Hiring a Construction Accident Attorney
At the Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky, P.C., we have dedicated our lives to helping injured persons get the compensation they need. We understand how stressful and overwhelming an injury can be physically, emotionally, and financially; and we want to help ease that burden. With a construction accident attorney Bronx NY trusts, you can be sure that your case will be handled in a professional and timely manner. Contact our team, today.