A well-handled construction accident lawsuit always starts with a well-handled workers' compensation claim – period! After all, if you are seriously injured on a construction work site, your first priority is to get proper medical treatment. This medical care will be paid for by a workers' compensation insurance company.
It is likely that you will be called soon after your construction site accident by a workers' compensation claims adjuster. Saying the wrong thing to this claims adjuster without first talking to an experienced workers' compensation attorney could ruin any additional lawsuit you may have.
Do not talk to a workers' compensation insurance adjuster or investigator without speaking to Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P., first! Getting the right workers' compensation lawyer on board as soon as possible after your accident will preserve your rights to any additional lawsuit you may have and maximize your proceeds in addition to your workers' compensation benefits. If you were injured in a construction accident, you need a lawyer who can pursue compensation from all sources.
For over 25 years, Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P., has pursued injury claims on behalf of construction workers from Long Island and Queens. We work to maximize workers' compensation benefits and secure additional personal injury damages when the negligence of others contributed to a construction site injury.
Undocumented workers are entitled to workers' compensation benefits and lawsuit damages for work-related injuries. We have helped many Hispanic non-citizens obtain benefits and settlements for construction site injuries. Se habla español.
Scaffolding Accidents And Construction Injuries
We have represented carpenters and laborers, electricians and plumbers, roofers and painters, and others in the construction, remodeling and demolition trades. Our attorneys are familiar with the common causes of injury in these high-risk jobs, such as:
- Ladder and scaffolding accidents
- Falls from roofs
- Falls through holes in construction floors
- Falling tools or building materials
- Slippery surfaces and tripping hazards
- Trench collapse and cave-ins
- Building collapse
- Nail guns, saws and power tools
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Vehicle accidents (on-site or between sites)
- Hoist and elevator accidents
- Electrical shock
- Fires and explosions
- Welding injuries
We have handled serious and catastrophic injuries from construction accidents, including head trauma, severed limbs or fingers, broken bones, burns and lacerations. Construction workers also have a high rate of injuries to limbs and joints, including back and neck injuries, arm and shoulder injuries, and knee and foot injuries. Our clients have obtained multiple million-dollar verdicts and settlements involving construction site injuries.
Workers' Compensation · Section 240 · Third-Party Claims
New York State workers' compensation covers reasonable and necessary medical treatment for a work-related injury. It also pays wage benefits if you cannot work, including long-term benefits or lump-sum settlements for a serious and lasting disability. We represent construction workers throughout the life of their claim, including hearings and appeals, to obtain and maintain their benefits.
Under Section 240 of New York's Labor Code, property owners are liable for damages for injuries involving ladders, scaffolds, roofs and other heights. Our attorneys are well-versed in Section 240 claims and application of the law, such as ground-level injuries from falling objects or failure to enlist a hoist for heavy objects.
Lastly, an injured construction worker may be able to sue third parties for negligence, such as subcontractors, general contractors, land owners or manufacturers of defective equipment. This allows for damages in addition to workers' comp benefits, including recoveries for pain and suffering.
Free Case Evaluation And Contingency Representation
Construction accidents must be investigated promptly before evidence of negligence or OSHA safety violations "disappears." The Queens construction accident attorneys of Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco have recovered millions of dollars for clients.
Contact us today if you have been injured on a construction site to discuss your rights and the facts of your case in a free consultation in our office. Call toll free at 800-671-4927 or email us. We have six convenient offices across NYC and Long Island.