Construction workers, in particular those who ply their trade on scaffolding or ladders, place themselves at risk every day they show up for work. Under New York labor laws, safety measures, including appropriate harnesses, hard hats and other precautions are required. However, in many instances, construction workers are still seriously injured due to falls from scaffolding or ladders. At Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys have the means and the knowledge necessary to obtain maximum compensation for individuals injured on construction sites.
WORKER'S COMPENSATION IS NOT ENOUGH
After an accident occurs on a construction site, many victims are told by the property owner, contractor or safety personnel to contact Worker's Compensation carrier with the promise that they will be "taken care of." Unfortunately, Worker's Compensation, while a valuable portion of any recovery, does not account for your pain and suffering or other damages.
If a third party's negligence in any way caused or contributed to the accident, you may have a viable cause of action against them. For instance, in scaffolding cases, it often turns out that the scaffold was erected by a subcontractor or property owner. These lawsuits against third parties often result in additional compensation for the injured party.
At Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC, we offer free consultation to all potential clients who have been injured on a construction site in the Bronx, Brooklyn Queens, Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland or Orange Counties. Our NY Construction Accident Attorneys handle all such personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that our firm does not collect a fee unless we recover money damages on your behalf. Our fee is calculated as a percentage of the recovery received by the client.
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