Many different types of accidents can take place at a construction site. From non-threatening scrapes, bumps and bruises to serious debilitating injuries and even death. While some injuries are unavoidable and nobody’s fault, others occur because of the negligence of an employer, manager or another employer.
When accidents occur because of negligence at a construction site, the injured party has the right to file a claim against their employer or another party to pay for medical treatment, time missed from work, and pain and suffering.
Listed below are some of the most common types of construction accident compensation claims:
- Workers’ compensation claims. When a worker is injured on the job or develops an illness at work, they have the option of suing their employer or filing a workers’ compensation claim. A successful claim makes an employee eligible to receive payment for medical expenses, lost wages and possibly other benefits.
- Scaffolding and falling injury claims. Construction workers are often expected to work at extreme heights. When doing so, it is crucial employers take the necessary precautions to protect their workers. Falls from scaffolding, cranes, ladders, and roofs are some of the most common construction accident injuries that occur and should be prevented at all costs.
- Third-party accident claims. This refers to claims brought against a party other than your employer whose negligence contributed to your injury. An example of a third-party claim would be when a worker is injured because a piece of equipment was manufactured properly; in such cases, a claim can be brought against the manufacturer of the product.
- Bystander accident claim. Not all accidents that occur at construction sites happen to workers. Sometimes a bystander or pedestrian passing through a construction site is injured by falling debris, a slip and fall, or in some other way.
- You are filing for disability. If your injury is severe and you can no longer perform your job, you can apply for disability insurance.
- Barriers and signage regulations violations injury claims. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sets regulations for how signs, signals and barriers should be set up and displayed at construction sites. When someone is injured because the standards were not followed, they can file a claim.
If you have been injured on the job and are considering filing a claim, contacting an experienced construction accident attorney in the Bronx is the first step.
Contact the Law Offices of Evan W. Kohn
With over 30 years of experience fighting for our clients’ rights, we understand the difficulties involved in being injured and how important it is for you to win your case. At the law offices of Evan W. Kohn, we provide quality representation so that you can move on from your accident and receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 718-409-5500 or contact us online with any questions you have.