Workers injured on the job in New York may have access to workers’ compensation benefits to help with the cost of their injury. Workers’ comp covers “reasonable and necessary” medical expenses and replaces two-thirds of the wages you are missing while out of work, but this is not always enough to meet your needs. Fortunately, there are often other avenues available to you that a workers’ compensation attorney may not know about. As a skilled and experienced nationally recognized top lawyer, Lambros Y. Lambrou of the Lambrou Law Firm P.C. can help you explore all possible means of compensation after a workplace accident, including third-party liability claims or lawsuits against employers and property owners for injured construction workers under New York labor law.
Several sections of New York Labor Law, specifically sections 240, 240 (1) and 241 (6), work together to impose liability on property owners and employers who fail to provide safe worksites for their employees. Owners and contractors can be held absolutely liable for failing to provide the necessary protections to prevent injuries in construction, demolition and repair work. Common construction accident claims under New York labor law include scaffold collapses, ladder falls and other gravity-related or elevation-related accidents; forklift and crane accidents; trenching and excavation accidents; and electrocution injuries. Make sure your attorney is familiar with law and motion practice under New York labor law in the event of a construction accident; important aspects of your claim are often decided on motions for summary judgment made by either plaintiff or defendant.
Contact the Lambrou Law Firm after a workplace accident in New York for advice and assistance from a skilled and experienced New York personal injury attorney. Call 212-285-2100 for a free consultation on your claims.