Construction workers face a greater risk of work-related injuries or death than other types of employees. Each day they encounter dangerous conditions and work on or around heavy equipment. Even if they take the proper precautions, wear the appropriate safety gear, and avoid unnecessary risk, they can still end up with a serious injury. Just because construction sites are inherently dangerous, however, doesn’t mean that you lose your right to seek compensation if you are injured. The lawyers at Jacoby and Meyers help construction accident victims in the New York City area secure the damages they are entitled to.
Holding the Responsible Parties Liable for Your Accident
It is very important to identify the individuals or corporations responsible for your injuries. Unfortunately, New York law does not allow you to sue your employer for on-the-job accidents. You must file a Workers’ Compensation claim for which you can receive full coverage of medical costs, compensation for lost wages, and disability benefits. In many cases, this compensation is insufficient. If liability warrants, you can also pursue a lawsuit against negligent:
- Property owners
- Equipment manufacturers
- Co-workers or superiors who failed to repair or maintain equipment
The construction accident lawyers at Jacoby and Meyers will conduct an extensive and thorough investigation of your accident. Working with industry and medical experts, our accident specialists will diligently uncover evidence and identify liable parties. Using our vast resources, our skilled trial lawyers will expertly prepare and persuasively argue your case, be it a Workers’ Compensation claim to lawsuit.
Representing Clients in all Types of Construction Accident Cases
The Jacoby and Meyers team handles all types of construction accident cases. We can assist you with claims relating to:
Falling equipment and tools
Defective construction equipment
Chemical and electrical burns
Toxic chemical exposure
Fires and explosions
Construction Site Equipment Accident
No Legal Fees Unless There is a Successful Settlement or Verdict
Our firm is committed to providing affordable legal representation to those in need. Jacoby and Meyers personal injury clients pay no attorneys fees until and unless we successfully settle your case or win a verdict in your favor.
If you or a loved one has suffered a construction accident injury, contact our attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.