Understanding Third-Party Liability in New York Construction Accident Claims

Understanding Third-Party Liability in New York Construction Accident Claims

Construction workers frequently receive no compensation for the hazards they take on a daily basis. For workers in the New York City construction industry and their families, getting harmed at work may be devastating. To make matters worse, workers’ compensation benefits may not even come close to covering the mental anguish and bodily suffering brought on by an on-the-job injury.

There is, however, some good news: even if you are already getting workers’ compensation payments, you may still be entitled to further compensation for your injuries, particularly if a third party is to blame. A New York construction accident lawyer can help represent the hurt construction worker in third-party disputes.

Who is the Third-Party?

On a building site, third parties are frequently liable for some mishaps. Owners of real estate, producers of equipment, or contractors and subcontractors are examples of these third parties. In any case, the settlement you might get from a lawsuit like this could be far higher than your payments from workers’ compensation. Working with a qualified accident lawyer who comprehends third-party negligence is crucial for this reason.

In third-party negligence cases, a law firm protects all varieties of workers, including undocumented workers. Meeting with NYC attorneys who are familiar with accident cases at construction sites should be your initial move. You might discover that you can still recover charges for medical bills, pain and suffering, and even punitive damages from a third party when you do so. Plus, the case evaluation is also free. 

Type of Injuries Caused by Third-Party Negligence

Not every accident at a construction site may qualify for third-party compensation. However, due to the nature of work at a project site, which typically sees the involvement of numerous parties and entities in regular operations, the odds of a third party or parties causing an accident at a construction site are increased.

To correctly identify those who should be held accountable, you will need the assistance of an experienced New York construction accident lawyer. This is especially important if you want to get the right kind of money for your injuries and lost wages. Construction site mishaps frequently require the filing of third-party injury claims for the following reasons:

  • Injuries caused by falling objects
  • Injuries caused by exposed wires 
  • Injuries due to toxic fumes
  • Slippery floors causing accidents
  • Injuries caused due to crane
  • Injuries due to explosion of fire
  • Injuries due to falling from a height

Workers are safeguarded by OSHA standards in the event of injuries from the kinds of accidents mentioned above. But even if your employer’s negligence, wrongdoing, or inability to comply with the law caused the conditions that led to your injuries, these regulations do not allow you to sue them.

On the other hand, if another party’s involvement causes adverse conditions on the construction site, you might be able to make a strong case for damages against them.

Dependable and Competent New York Construction Accident Lawyer

Workers’ compensation payouts may be grossly inadequate to cover all of an injured worker’s costs and damages in cases of serious construction-related injuries. In order to ascertain if you have a solid foundation to launch a third-party lawsuit and seek compensation in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits, Siler & Ingber’s qualified attorneys are skilled at performing prompt investigations. 

Our construction accident attorneys at Siler & Ingber will put up all of their effort to pursue the full amount of compensation you are entitled to. You won’t be asked to pay a fee until we have won your case; our assistance is yours without any up-front costs. One of the first and top personal injury law firms in New York is ours. Call and get in touch with the team today!

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