New York’s Construction Accident Statute of Limitations

New York’s Construction Accident Statute of Limitations

Construction accidents in New York are subject to the statute of limitations. Working in the construction industry is a hazardous job. Employers must comply with local, state and federal laws to ensure the safety of their employees. If you’ve ever been injured in a construction accident on the job, you know that compensation may not be enough. Your suffering may go beyond the initial shock and pain of the injury. If your employer fails you or your insurance company denies or under-funds your workers’ compensation claim, you may feel misled. 

One of the first things you need to do when you’re injured on the job site is to fight for compensation. Don’t rely on just any lawyer to represent you in your construction accident case. Insurance companies, construction site owners, and other responsible parties will fight you every step of the way. You should work with a New York construction accidents lawyer who has extensive experience handling cases like yours.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for Injuries? 

The length of time you have to file a claim for an injury depends on the type of claim you wish to pursue. 

Workers’ Compensation – If you were injured at a construction site, you have 30 days to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer. After that, you’ll only have a limited window of time to file a claim for benefits. 

Bodily Injury Lawsuit In New York – a claim for bodily injury has a statute of limitations of three years.

What to do Post a Construction Accident?

Every day, there are risks at construction sites that put you in danger of getting hurt. You might experience shock, discomfort, and tension following an accident on a construction site and be unsure of what to do next. After the accident, don’t be afraid to seek help. 

  • Look for medical help

The very first thing that you do post a construction accident is to get medical aid. Your health should come first, and your case will depend heavily on your medical data.

  • Report the collision

Your employer should be informed of the occurrence right away, and you should insist that they file a report because it can come back to haunt you. It’s critical that you apply for workers’ compensation payments.

  • Obtain a note from your doctor 

A letter from your doctor detailing your ailment, how it occurred, and why it keeps you from working should be provided. The insurance provider will require documentation of your condition and inability to resume work.

  • Photograph the accident site

After an accident, conditions on construction sites can swiftly alter for a variety of reasons. Take a picture of the flawed ladder as proof, for instance, if it caused your injuries.

  • Keep a list of witnesses

Note the names and phone numbers of any witnesses to the incident. They can support your account of the events by acting as witnesses and giving the insurance company statements.

  • Speak with a knowledgeable New York construction accidents lawyer

You will lose the opportunity to obtain the compensation you are entitled to if you wait too long to assert your legal rights.

Siler & Ingber have the best New York construction accidents lawyer team. They have attained some of the highest settlements in New York’s history. To ensure that you receive the just compensation, we will pursue litigation aggressively on your behalf. Contact Siler & Ingber team today and get a free evaluation of your case. 

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