Injured While Working at a Construction Site?
Even though New York law requires construction companies to provide a safe construction site and working conditions for all their workers, not all adhere to it. As a result, hundreds of construction workers get injured at construction sites across New York every year.
If you get injured at a construction site, it is important to know that you may be entitled to receive compensation. However, this is not always the case, as some employers and insurance firms will try to deny you compensation. The only way to ensure you receive the best possible compensation for your injuries is by contacting an experienced injury lawyer that is familiar with the workers’ compensation laws in the state of New York.
After a construction site accident, the first thing you should do is to seek medical attention. Even though you might not see visible injury signs, you may have an internal injury. Your doctors will provide detailed information on the type of injury you have sustained, including cost of treatment. They will also state any short or long-term effects associated with the injury.
This information will help the Law Office of Stuart M. Kerner estimate the amount of compensation to claim. Keep all medical bills and receipts. Take pictures and talk to coworkers who witnessed the accident and document the accident with your employer.
The next step will involve investigating your claim with a view of gathering evidence. Using experienced injury investigators, your lawyer will conduct interviews with potential witnesses and visit your employer to get their explanation for your injury.
Negotiate With the Insurance Company
Using the gathered evidence, together with your medical reports, your NYC accident lawyer will first send a demand letter to the at-fault party insurance company. When it comes to negotiating with insurance companies, it is best to leave it to your attorney as they have undertaken numerous negotiations and will ensure that you get a fair settlement. However, if this is not the case, they will proceed to court.
In court, your attorney will lay out detailed evidence, including using expert witnesses to show the at-fault party was responsible for your construction site injury. At this stage, it’s more likely that the insurance company will be willing to negotiate an out of court settlement. If it’s still unfavorable, your lawyer will proceed to ensure the court awards you a favorable verdict.
Located in The Bronx, The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. have years of experience in helping injured construction workers around New York successfully file compensation claims. To date, they have secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for their clients. If you’ve had an accident while working at a construction site, call our legal team on (718) 796-7900.