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Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer

Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer - The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

Hard hats, harnesses and steel-toed boots only offer limited protection. Construction accidents tend to cause serious or permanent injuries. Who pays the medical bills? What if you can’t go back to construction work? What if you can’t work at all?

If you have been injured on a construction site on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York City metro area, you need a personal injury lawyer who is experienced at handling the claims that can arise from such an accident.

At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe LLP, our construction accident attorneys have represented those who have been involved in construction accidents as well as construction site visitors and bystanders since 2003. As a worker, you may have a third-party claim against the construction site owner, a manufacturer of construction equipment, protective clothing supplier, or chemical solvent or materials manufacturer, for example. This would be in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.

As a bystander or construction site visitor, you may also have the right to compensation for your injuries resulting from a construction accident.

For information about your specific situation, contact us now for a free consultation and claim review.

Common Construction Accidents in Long Island

An almost endless variety of accidents can cause serious construction site injuries. Just a few of the most common types of construction accidents include:

Accidents such as these may result in many kinds of serious injuries, including:

  • Head trauma and traumatic brain injuries.
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis.
  • Amputations.
  • Burns.
  • Broken bones.
  • Back injuries.
  • Knee, ankle and shoulder injuries.
  • Wrongful death.

Compensation for Injuries on Long Island Construction Sites

If you have been injured while visiting a job site, or as a bystander in a supposedly secure zone in or around a construction site, you could be entitled to substantial financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses and other losses.

Falling scaffolds, ladders, building materials, or other objects often injure bystanders. In some cases the building owner may be liable in addition to the construction company handling the job.

Construction workers who are injured in the workplace may have multiple legal remedies, depending on the circumstances. Possibilities include:

  • Workers’ compensation — The employer must pay for medical treatment and lost wages, regardless of how the accident occurred. You may be entitled to additional benefits for partial disability, disfigurement or permanent total disability.
  • Labor Law Section 240 — Property owners are strictly liable for falls from heights, including scaffolding and ladders. If available, this compensation is in addition to any workers’ comp benefits you may receive.
  • Third-party lawsuits — Manufacturers, subcontractors, property management companies and other entities may be liable for defective equipment or safety hazards resulting in injury. These claims are also separate from and in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident of any type, please take the time to consult with a qualified law firm that has experience with addressing New York construction accident claims.

Contact Our Long Island Construction Accident Attorneys

At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we have been representing injured clients in construction accident claims for over 10 years, and we share 100 years of legal experience.

The importance of hiring a knowledgeable and competent construction accident and personal injury lawyer cannot be overstated. Your future medical bills, daily needs and your family’s financial health could very well depend on the quality of your legal representation in your case.

Finding the right construction accident lawyer who understands how premises liability, workers’ compensation, and other third-party liability cases work is extremely crucial to maximizing your ultimate financial recovery. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case where you can meet face-to-face with an attorney who understands the law in your case. If you cannot come to our offices, we will make arrangements to come to you.

We are committed to helping injured victims of construction accidents on Long Island and in the New York metro area. Contact us today.