Construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces of any industry. While employers and contractors set strict rules and safety precautions, accidents can occur. Given the size and intensity of the machinery being used, these injuries can be devastating.
Workers’ compensation laws state that if the accident occurs on the job, the employee is to be paid for medical expenses through workers compensation benefits. This includes money for time lost on the job because of the injury.
Helping You Recover the Workers Compensation Benefits You Deserve Following Construction Accidents
The award winning attorneys at Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, P.C., are committed to making sure that construction workers are paid the full amount of workers compensation they deserve following all construction accidents. We work with our clients to understand their injury, getting second opinions from doctors and medical professionals. Our attorneys use this information to build a claim and fight for the amount of money the worker should be paid, given his or her injuries and time away from the job.
If you were injured on a construction job, we can help make sure you are paid adequate workers compensation. Call our law offices today for a consultation.
Common construction site injuries include:
- Back injuries, including whiplash, herniated and slipped disks
- Neck and spine injuries
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Knee injuries
- Broken or amputated legs or arms
- Falls from heights
Third-Party Claims for Construction Accidents
Workers’ compensation covers all injuries to employees, regardless of whether the employer or employee was at fault. In some cases, however, a third party (neither the employer nor employee) was at fault or contributed to the accident. This could include outside contractors, vendors or simply another person at the scene of the accident.
Our Workers Compensation Lawyers in Buffalo NY are skilled at seeking damages from all parties that contributed to your accident and are at fault. For more information about third-party claims, call our law office today.