October 11, 2020
Top 3 Reasons You Need a Construction Accident Attorney After a Workplace Injury
By Jonathan Damashek
A workplace injury can be scary. You may not be able to work and unsure of what to do about the medical bills and lost wages. You need a solution that will cover all of your losses, and workers’ comp isn’t it.
That’s where a construction accident attorney comes in. With knowledge about your worksite, connections to experts, and an understanding of New York workplace regulations and laws, your lawyer can help you get the money you need.
The legal team at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek not only understands New York labor and personal injury laws, but we know how to hold the responsible parties accountable. Call us today at (212) 490-5700 to get your case started.
Here are the top 3 reasons you need a construction accident attorney from HKD after a workplace injury:
1. We understand construction worksites and your job.
We know that worksites can be inherently dangerous, but New York labor law makes the property owner and general contractor responsible for providing a safe construction site. If you are injured on the job, we can hold them accountable.
We know that construction jobs are difficult. You physically exhaust yourself on a daily basis. You must wear safety gear and be careful around big equipment that could seriously injure you – or worse. If you’re injured, we will prove that you were doing your job duties, and you’re not to blame. Once we determine who was at fault, we will hold them financially responsible.
2. We have connections with the right experts.
In many personal injury cases, especially those that involve significant compensation or complex proof of negligence (or determining who was at fault), expert witnesses are necessary. Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek routinely works with experts in the construction industry to support cases where our clients were injured and deserve compensation.
We might use an expert in your case to prove:
- That workers on the job site didn’t get proper training
- That you weren’t provided with the proper safety equipment
- That a general contractor wasn’t properly managing a construction site
- That construction equipment wasn’t properly maintained
- That the property owner didn’t properly maintain the site
We may also use experts to evaluate your medical costs and future need so that we make sure we get enough money from the insurance company to cover all of your past and future losses.
3. We understand New York labor and personal injury laws.
You need a personal injury attorney who also knows and understands New York labor laws and workplace regulations. There are many standards that general contractors are held to. If a property owner or general contractor fails to comply with regulations, they can put everyone at risk.
We will investigate your workplace accident and determine if the property owner, general contractor, or someone else is to blame. We will hold them accountable for their negligent actions or inaction. Because we understand your industry, we can put the pieces together in your case.
Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek Is the Construction Accident Team You Need
After an accident, you likely just want life to get back to normal. You need someone to make you whole again, or compensate you for all of your losses. Workers’ comp won’t pay you 100% of your wages and they don’t pay for things like pain and suffering. That’s where a third party claim can come in. Let our team of construction accident lawyers handle your work injury case.