Who is Responsible for a Construction Injury in New York?

Who is Responsible for a Construction Injury in New York?

There are several parties that can be held accountable for a construction accident injury including property owners, contractors, construction site owners, engineers and architects, and manufacturers of defective equipment.

Can I Wait to File a Construction Accident Lawsuit in New York?

The New York statute of limitations for personal injury cases, including construction accident claims, is generally three years. The New York wrongful death statute of limitations deadline is two years from the date of death. If you fail to file a New York construction accident lawsuit within the statute of limitations, you may not recover compensation for your injuries. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced construction accident attorney. An attorney can help you file a claim on time.

What Can I Recover in a Construction Accident Lawsuit in New York?

You can claim compensation for injuries and damages including medical bills, lost wages and other damages resulting from your injuries.

What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured in a Construction Accident in New York?

If you have been injured on a construction site in New York:

Call 911. Most construction site accident injuries are severe or even fatal. If you or someone injured in the accident requires immediate medical attention, call 911.

Report the accident. Immediately report the accident to the construction manager, project owner or whomever else is in charge. After consulting with your attorney, you can report the accident to OSHA and the insurance carriers.

Seek medical attention. Even if your injuries did not require emergency care at the site of the accident, get medical care as soon as possible after the accident. You may have incurred internal injuries and some injuries you suffered may have no immediate symptoms. A delay in treatment can worsen your injuries

Hire an attorney. Construction site accidents can be complicated. An attorney can help hold the right parties accountable for the accident and help you receive the compensation you deserve.