According to the National Safety Council, in 2018, there were over 4,400 preventable workplace accident fatalities. Construction ranks as the number one industry on the list of preventable fatal workplace injuries. Following the construction industry is transportation and warehouse, followed by agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting.
While not all construction accidents end in fatality, how do you determine if you have a case? We’ll dive into when it’s best to contact a lawyer for help if yourself, a loved one, or a coworker become injured at a work site.
When Should I Contact a Lawyer?
If there’s been a serious accident, it can be easy to recognize the importance of contracting a lawyer. However, it can prove more challenging for smaller claims to decide if bringing a lawyer in on your side is worth the effort and if they’ll make a difference in your case.
Our best advice is to contact a lawyer any time an accident occurs. At Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C., we offer free consultations. You can give us a call anytime, and we can discuss together if you have a potential case at no cost to you. In New York, you only have three years after your accident occurred to start a personal injury claim. If you wait longer than the three years, your case may be dismissed from the courts. It’s important to discuss your potential case with an attorney sooner than later.
How Do I Know if I Have a Construction Site Accident Case?
Construction workers who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence may have a personal injury case. You may also have a worker’s compensation case, too. Here are a few things to keep note of and document after an accident:
Was there a duty of care owed to the injured worker? Did the employer or worksite fail to provide this duty of care?
Was there a known hazard or violation on the work site that was not promptly resolved or fixed, which cause the accident?
Together with your attorney, do you believe we can uncover that the work site or employer's negligence was the direct cause for injuries sustained?
If you find yourself answering yes to any of the above questions, it’s good to reach out to a lawyer. If you’re unsure, you can contact us for a free consultation, and we can discuss your situation together. We recommend that anyone who is injured on a Manhattan construction site contact us for more information.
If you or someone you know was recently injured on a construction site, contact Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. at (646) 846-4776 to discuss your case with one of our personal injury attorneys today.