The construction industry continues to grow on Long Island, employing thousands of people each year. Yet construction work can be dangerous and accidents often happen when workers are rushing to meet deadlines or a crew is understaffed. Due to the heavy machinery involved, construction site accident injuries can be serious and sometimes even fatal. The consequences can leave victims facing hospitalization, medical bills and other life-altering losses.
At Trantolo & Trantolo, our personal injury attorneys offer personalized legal representation to construction workers seeking compensation for accident damages. Our firm brings over 80 years of experience fighting for the rights of Long Island residents.
Proven Results for Construction Accident Victims
After an accident, you deserve an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Trantolo & Trantolo handles construction site accidents involving the mis-operation of cranes and forklifts, construction equipment, hazardous material spills and other dangers.
We understand the impact of a serious injury on your quality of life and it’s our mission to win compensation for you. The knowledgeable staff at Trantolo & Trantolo will take care of the legal details, while you focus on healing.
Who’s Liable For My Injuries After a Construction Accident?
In a large-scale construction project, where hundreds of workers are on-site and operating construction equipment, accidents can be very serious. Several factors play a role in determining liability in a construction accident.
Responsible parties may include:
- General Contractors
- Construction Site Owners
- Engineers and Architects
- Equipment Manufacturers
Construction site owners must follow specific regulations to keep their employees safe. If a company violates these safety standards and an injury occurs, the employer becomes obligated to compensate the worker for their losses. Damages may include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages from missed work
- Pain and suffering during recovery
Can I Sue My Employer for Injuries on a Long Island Construction Site?
In New York, you cannot sue your employer for negligence but you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. Your employer may be sued by other parties that are responsible for your work injury, but only if you have a grave injury or for contractual liability coverage.
How Long Do I Have to File a Construction Injury Claim?
It’s important to contact Trantolo & Trantolo immediately after a construction injury to coordinate worker’s compensation counsel and let us begin investigating those responsible. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to review your claim.
In New York, the statute of limitations to file is three years for private parties, such as general contractors, owners and other subcontractors who may be responsible. However, it’s common for the city of New York to own a property through its agencies and enter into a conditional contract, deeding the property to a private party after the completion of a construction project. Under those circumstances, a notice of claim within 90 days is required and a lawsuit must be filed against the municipal owner within a year and 90 days.
Let Our Construction Accident Lawyers Help You
With offices on Long Island, the team at Trantolo & Trantolo is here and ready to represent you. A dedicated legal team will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Let Our Family, Help Your Family.