Construction jobs involve many types of heavy equipment – cranes and bulldozers to forklifts and loaders. Even if construction professionals are not working on them, they are working around them. Accidents involving these machines are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries, particularly in the New York City area. Their sheer inherent danger poses strong potential for serious harm and even death. For over 40 years the law firm of Jacoby and Meyers has represented victims of construction accidents and their loved ones, fighting for compensation for the damages they have suffered.
Aggressively Advocating for Your Financial Recovery
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, New York law prohibits you from suing your employer. Your only recourse against your employer is filing a Workers’ Compensation claim, in which you can recover medical expenses, lost wages, and potentially disability benefits. Our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys can help you navigate the complex claim process. Since damages are limited, your claim may not provide you with the compensation you require to recover and / or meet future needs. You may be able to bring suit against a third party if they played a part in your resulting injuries. Under the law, you can sue a manufacturer, contractor, co-worker, supervisor, or construction site owner for:
- Improperly designed or manufactured equipment
- Failure to properly maintain or use equipment
- Failure to properly train or supervise someone who uses the equipment
The Jacoby and Meyers legal team will conduct a comprehensive accident investigation to uncover fault. Working with medical, industry, and vocational experts, our skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys build a case to prove liability and damages.
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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 equipment accident injury, contact our attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.