Frequently asked questions
I was working at a construction site and was injured. Who can I sue?
If you are injured while working at a construction site, it is important that you and your legal counsel consider all of the potential defendants who may be liable for your injuries. These can include other subcontractors whose employees were negligent, the property owner or the manufacturer and distributors of defective construction equipment and tools. Each case is different and it requires thorough investigation and careful review of the facts to identify the at-fault parties.
Can I file a lawsuit against persons or entities that caused my injury even if I am collecting workers’ compensation benefits?
Yes. If third parties other than your employer caused your injuries, you may bring a “third-party” lawsuit against them even though you are collecting worker’s compensation are limited by state statute and do not include many significant damages such as pain, suffering, emotional distress or disfigurement.
What if my employer is at fault for causing my injuries?
In New York and most other states you are barred from suing your employer for negligence. That means that if you or your employer is 100% at fault, you remedies will be limited to workers’ compensation benefits. There is a narrow exception where the conduct of the employer is so outrageous as to be considered intentional or wanton and reckless. However, if a third-party such as employee of another supplier or contractor contractor contributed to the accident, you may still file suit on a third-party claim.
What types of accidents occur on construction sites?
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The Importance of Legal Representation
New York has special provisions to address the unique dangers faced by construction workers.
Workers at a construction site are routinely subject to dangerous conditions and potentially serious injury. When a worker is injured, he/she is covered by workers’ compensation. But that is often not sufficient to cover the severe injuries that occur at construction sites. Furthermore, construction sites are usually occupied by numerous employers (contractors, subcontractors) at a time. Often one of these third parties will be the cause of an injury to a non-employee who is working for someone else on the site. Contact A.L.F. to speak to an experienced trial attorney to discuss your potential rights to Maximum Recovery for your Pain and Suffering.
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The trial lawyers at our firm are committed to maximum recovery for all our clients who are experiencing pain and suffering caused by other negligent parties. We have the unique litigation and trial experience to protect your rights and aggressively pursue the legal compensation that you and your family deserve.
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The trial lawyers of Abaev Law Firm, PLLC. are committed to maximum recovery for all our clients who are experiencing pain and suffering caused by other negligent parties. We have the unique litigation and trial experience to protect your rights and aggressively pursue the legal compensation that you and your family deserve.
Our firm understands that a traumatic accident can result not only in serious injuries but can set families back financially and emotionally. Our mission is to recover legal compensation and financial security for injured New Yorkers.
Contact us today online or by telephone at (718) 207-7671 to speak with an experienced personal injury trial attorney to discuss all your rights and options. All consultations are absolutely free with no fee until you get paid.
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