The construction industry has one of the highest worker injury rates of any industry. Hazards and risks in construction work are often known but hard to control in workplaces that change constantly and involve the use of heavy equipment, machines, scaffolds, and ladders, all of which may be unsafe or used improperly. Construction accidents are caused by many other factors, including work methods, site conditions, worker failure to use safety equipment, and a lack of proper worker training. Injuries and deaths commonly involve falls, explosions, burns, electrocution, exposure to asbestos and toxic chemicals, and asphyxiation.
Unfortunately these accidents continue to occur despite the fact that many state and federal regulations, as well as industry standards, require owners, general contractors and sub-contractors to implement a wide variety of safety measures.
Workers’ Compensation laws were created to avoid costly lawsuits when a workplace injury occurs and to allow injured workers to obtain medical treatment and lost wages without having to prove their injuries were the employer’s fault. Although Workers’ Compensation aids employees injured on the job, it is often not sufficient to fully compensate injured workers for all damages sustained as a result of their work-related accident. Owners of property, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, and even equipment manufacturers may be held responsible when a construction site accident occurs. Often, third-party liability exists and additional sources compensation are available for pain and suffering, additional wage loss benefits, additional medical benefits. You will only know this by contacting a firm that is skilled in handing these types of matters. At Zimmer & Associates, we have that skill.
Our construction accident lawyers have been handling complex construction accident cases in New York City and Long Island for years and have an extensive wealth of knowledge about New York State Labor Laws and the Industrial Code.
The law firm of Zimmer & Associates does not merely handle cases. We represent families with real problems on an individual basis. We handle claims in which people have suffered financial loss, personal injuries, or even death as a result of negligence. Call us for a free consultation and get compensated for your injuries today. All injury cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means you can be confident that our firm does not get paid until you are fully compensated!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, call Zimmer & Associates now at 1-866-270-HURT (4878), or fill out our simple case evaluation form and we will contact you within 24 hours.