Were You 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 the Bronx 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 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 the 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 at (718) 796-7900.
Accident Lawyers in the Bronx Explain How Back Injuries are Handled in Construction Injury Cases…
Statistics show that 8 out of 10 adults in this country will suffer a back or neck injury at some time, making it important for you to understand when it’s time to contact a team of accident lawyers in the Bronx to file a lawsuit for back injury compensation.
The problem is, that many back injuries are the result of overuse, strains, and sprains. Only when a back injury is the fault of another person, and they have exhibited some form of negligence, is it possible for the victim to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Back injuries can occur anywhere and to anyone. Nearly one-quarter of all back injuries are suffered in the workplace, marking the cause of many worker’s compensation claims, as well. In fact, back injuries are most commonly caused by
- Automobile accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Crane Accidents
Some of the most common types of back injuries include strains and sprains, fractures of the spinal cord, broken back or neck, disc damage, vertebrae fractures, whiplash, and compression fractures.
The first step a victim of a back injury should take is getting appropriate care for their injury. These can be dangerous medical problems, and there are times when delayed care may cause even more injury or damage.
However, once, or even during, treatment, there are other steps a victim should take.
- Review the events surrounding the accident to determine its cause.
- Enlist friends or family members to take notes or pictures of the scene.
- If possible, contact an attorney or insurance adjuster to help assess the accident and the scene, especially when it is an automobile accident.
- If you suspect that someone else is liable for the accident, be careful about answering questions for anyone but the police, if they have been called.
Once a victim enlists the help of a lawyer, they can count on that lawyer to investigate and assess the case. The key factor they must determine is who is liable.
Here at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, we have great experience in assessing injuries and their causes. We understand negligence and whether another driver, a business owner or a neighbor was negligent, causing someone’s back injury.
Contact us today and schedule a free consultation online, so we can help evaluate your case.
About The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner
If you’ve been injured and are looking to obtain the best possible outcome in your situation, the Law Offices of Stuart Kerner P.C. in The Bronx can help you. Our firm has obtained favorable results for injury victims and their families throughout the state of New York in personal injury cases such as auto accidents, oilfield accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and serious personal injuries.
Our law firm offers a free consultation to discuss your accident and review the legal remedies available to you. We’re available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your case. Above all, you shouldn’t feel alone and isolated after an accident. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, we’ll come to you. Our attorney can travel to your home or hospital, at your request.