Each month, people die in work-related accidents in New York state. Though worksites are a source of livelihood they can also be a source of danger due to exposure to occupational hazards.
The construction business, one of the largest industries in our country – can be risky. In the last few decades since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was formed, injury rates have decreased in most industries, but not for construction sites.
Heavy equipment and dangerous conditions at work or on construction sites can place workers at risk. All too often, they don’t know how or aren’t able to protect their legal rights in the aftermath of an accident.
Many mistakenly believe that Worker’s Compensation is the only financial compensation they’re entitled to if they are injured at work. This isn’t always the case. Worksite and construction accident lawsuits are complex and require knowledgeable, experienced legal assistance that understands how to examine evidence and prove liability.
At Alan H. Figman, PLLC, we are well-versed in the handling and investigation of worksite accidents. They can thoroughly evaluate your case, and determine who is at fault. We can then demonstrate and establish proof to the court. We’ve handled many worksite/construction injury claims for our clients.
In the aftermath of an accident that has caused harm, it is essential to act quickly, to preserve key evidence, to file a claim, and ensure your legal rights. There are statutes of limitations that require legal action be taken in a timely manner.
If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction worksite, call Alan H. Figman, PLLC now at (800) 521-0838. Let our experience work for you. Our initial consultation is free.