Those who work in the construction industry are aware of the risks and know that their employers are too. These workers do what they can to protect themselves on the job and have every right to expect their employers to do the same.
Unfortunately, preventable accidents resulting in serious injuries and tragic deaths occur on job sites every year. When these deaths and injuries occur due to a lack of employee training or access to safety equipment such as fall arrest devices, workers and their families can get help.
Compensation for Workers and Families
While Workers’ Compensation benefits will cover injuries sustained on the job, they may not be an injured employee’s only source of compensation. In some instances, a third-party claim may be appropriate.
A third-party claim is on in which the worker files suit against someone other than his employer, such as a property owner, property manager, sub-contractor or equipment manufacturer. If filed successfully, this claim provides another source of compensation.
Construction Worker Fatalities
If a construction worker dies as a result of his injuries, his family can expect to encounter serious financial hardship. When the deceased was the primary financial support for the family, any death benefits they receive may not be enough to pay the bills. Our Long Island work accident compensation lawyer may be able to win a wrongful death claim to supplement any death benefits.
Contacting an Experienced Lawyer
Don’t take chances with a construction injury. Protect your rights with a call to the Law Offices of Robert Golan, PC. With years of experience, I assess your case and protect your right to be compensated fairly for your losses.Share This