The construction industry is one of the most dangerous and injury-prone in the United States. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over 20% – or 1 in 5 – of all worker fatalities in the U.S. in 2013 occurred in construction. If you suffered an injury on a construction site, either as a worker or passerby, we encourage you to contact us today for a free consultation. As one of the most trusted firms in the state for construction accidents, we know what it takes to represent you effectively.
Workers’ Compensation Claims vs. Third Party Lawsuits
If you were injured at work, one option is to file a workers’ compensation claim through your employer. Virtually all employees in New York are covered by some form of workers’ comp insurance. Some of the benefits provided by workers’ compensation include coverage for your medical expenses, partial coverage for lost wages, and potential disability benefits. The good news is that you are entitled to these benefits regardless of who was at fault for your accident.
What Damages can I Recover in a Third Party Lawsuit?
If your accident was caused by the negligence of a third party—like the manufacturer of faulty equipment, a grossly negligent supervisor, or a negligent maintenance company—you may seek further compensation through a third party lawsuit. This would allow you to seek damages for a wider range of losses, beyond what you would be able to recover through workers’ compensation.
When filing a third party lawsuit, you may be able to seek compensation for:
Past & future loss of wages in full
Your loss of earning capacity
Physical pain and suffering
Long-term rehabilitation costs
Our knowledge of personal injury law is time-tested and proven. Our billion-dollar track record speaks for itself. This is why so many of our clients have referred their friends, families, and neighbors to us. There is no substitute for experience, presence, and reputation. With Dalbir Singh & Associates P.C, you can find all of this in one place.