Were you or a loved one injured or tragically killed in an accident on a New York construction site? Banville Law is here to help you in this extremely challenging time. We can help answer questions you have such as:
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America was built on industry, on labor – on the world’s toughest, most dedicated workforce. No less than any other state, New York has been an industrial capital since our nation’s founding. Today, much has remained the same. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that, at any given time, America is home to more than 8 million work sites. In all, there are nearly 130 million American construction workers on the job each year. In 2012 alone, 4,628 construction workers were fatally injured on work sites. Experts agree that construction work is one of America’s most dangerous occupations. But OSHA only employs 2,000 inspectors – men and women ensuring that work condition standards are met across the nation. Obviously, the danger of workplace accidents is far greater than the government’s response. In many cases, New York City’s injured construction workers are left without their government’s assistance. Instead, they must turn to experienced personal injury lawyers.
Most injured construction workers in New York City assume that New York State’s Workers Compensation System will support them during this trying time. In fact, construction workers have an absolute right to compensation after a workplace injury. Workers compensation generally covers medical expenses, lost wages, and ongoing care if temporary or permanent disability results from a work accident. But tragically, New York State’s Workers’ Compensation Board routinely denies applications for compensation – even in cases where injured workers have every right to it. The construction accident lawyers at Banville Law have handled construction accident cases for decades. We take a three-pronged approach to every injured clients’ case: strengthening initial workers compensation claims, guarding against denials, and preparing personal injury lawsuits for trial. Our mission is and has always been to seek maximum compensation for New York City’s injured construction workers.
In many cases, New York’s Workers Compensation Board makes an offer that is simply insufficient to cover medical expenses and lost wages. Most serious injuries sustained in construction accidents require legal action. By filing a lawsuit, construction accident victims can seek compensation from negligent parties. In our decades of experience, the construction accident attorneys at Banville Law have successfully handled cases involving the following circumstances:
Don’t see your construction accident in the list? Don’t worry – Banville Law’s personal injury attorneys are pleased to assist any and all construction workers injured on the job. We have represented clients from various areas of the state, including a large number of workers from Brooklyn, Queens, and the other boroughs and counties of the city. Contact our construction accident legal team to review your case.
It’s common knowledge that construction accident cases are some of the hardest lawsuits to pursue. New York State’s Workers Compensation system makes it impossible for a worker to directly sue their own employer for negligence. But there are many other avenues to pursue in the search for accountability. Numerous parties are involved on each construction site. There are often multiple independent contractors, equipment producers, architects, and property owners. This plurality of interested parties makes determining liability exceedingly difficult, even for a seasoned construction accident lawyer. In fact, any one of these parties may have created the conditions that led to your accident through their own negligence. It is the work of a distinguished personal injury attorney to determine who should be accountable.
In addition to the sheer number of individuals and businesses involved, many of them possess vast financial resources, allowing them to hire extensive teams of lawyers for their defense. The New York City construction accident lawyers at Banville Law believe that every worker in deserves thorough, experienced legal counsel – no matter their circumstances. That’s why we always work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing unless we secure a favorable verdict or settlement in your case.
Were you injured in a construction accident? Before speaking to an insurance company, or filing for Workers Comp, contact the New York City construction accident lawyers at Banville Law. Our personal injury attorneys approach each case with compassion while pursuing guilty parties aggressively. We offer a free consultation to every injured construction worker in New York. We believe in your case and want nothing more than to protect your future.
Were you injured in a New York City construction accident? Are you suffering from injuries that have kept you out of work, and facing significant medical expenses?
Every day, injured construction workers turn to the trusted legal guidance and expertise of the personal injury lawyers at Banville Law. Our attorneys have helped workers for decades – and now we want to help you.
New York’s Workers Compensation System was established to protect construction workers. Employers are now required to purchase insurance that will cover their employees’ medical expenses and lost wages after an accident. In exchange for this guarantee, workers lost the ability to directly sue their employers for negligence and damages. Workers Comp was a bargain – a bargain that handed the lives and livelihoods of workers across New York City over to insurance companies. Companies that routinely deny injured construction workers their rights, and the compensation to which they are entitled.
The system has failed. Instead of protection, workers got hours of paperwork and the run-around from huge corporations that make substantial profits. So who really protects construction workers in New York City? Who provides for their futures?
Personal injury lawyers, especially those experienced in construction accident law, step in when Workers Comp abandons workers. Although we can only sue your employers in rare instances, many construction accidents are actually caused by third parties: engineers, architects, independent contractors, subcontractors, and property owners. If these parties acted negligently, they can be pursued in a court of law. And injured workers stand to receive fair and adequate compensation for their injuries.
For more related reading, see our page on wrongful death in New York: https://banvillelaw.com/medical-malpractice/birth-injury/wrongful-death/