All New York construction companies are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. However, recovering for an injury sustained on a construction site often entails a lengthy workers’ comp claim and/or lawsuit process, which can be difficult to handle alone.
That’s why construction site accident attorneys like Schwartzapfel Lawyers are so vital. As experienced legal representatives, we’re well-equipped and ready to help you recover compensation through a workers’ comp lawsuit/insurance claim or a construction site accident lawsuit.
We’ve helped many construction site accident victims secure payouts in the past, and we can do the same for you. You can contact us today for a free case evaluation at 1-800-966-4999.
Don’t delay. Time is of the essence and your window to recover financially may soon close forever. To keep this from happening, act now and allow Schwartzapfel Lawyers the honor and privilege of fighting – and winning – for you!
What Do Construction Site Accident Attorneys Do?
In short, whatever their clients need. Construction accident attorneys have an important duty to ensure that victims:
- Feel safe and in control during the lawsuit process
- Know every step of the lawsuit process
- Receive the damages they need to pay for medical bills and recover from other financial burdens
To accomplish these duties, personal injury attorneys such as Schwartzapfel Lawyers undertake several steps, including but not limited to:
- Coaching their clients on how to best address and relate their experiences to the court
- Gathering evidence on their clients’ behalf
- Negotiating for their clients against insurance companies and/or defendant legal team
In a broader sense, construction site accident attorneys ensure that a personal injury lawsuit is as successful as possible. While you can file a construction site accident lawsuit alone, the burden could be difficult to bear, particularly as you recover from your injuries.
Accordingly, it’s generally a wiser approach to hire knowledgeable legal professionals to help you every step of the way. To learn more, speak with a Schwartzapfel Lawyers construction accident pro by calling 1-800-966-4999 now!
Why Are Construction Accident Lawyers Necessary?
Construction site accidents are unsettlingly common in New York City and in the Empire State overall. For example, the New York City Department of Buildings recorded that there were nearly 500 construction-related accidents in just 2020. These are mostly serious injuries that take injured workers a long time to recover from. After all, they regularly work with power tools and other heavy machinery.
Common types of construction accident injuries suffered by contractors and other workers include:
- Loss of hearing
- Broken bones from falling objects
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Physical trauma from defective products and/or heavy equipment like forklifts
Wrongful death construction accident cases are far too prevalent in the construction industry. The same year saw over 500 construction-related industries and eight construction-related fatalities. Furthermore, construction workers make up only 5% of the total workforce in the Big Apple but also comprise 27% of work-related injury fatalities.
Depending on the specifics of your case, construction accident attorneys could be necessary for one of two reasons.
For example, if you receive a construction site injury, you may wish to file for workers’ compensation insurance. By law, your construction company has to have workers’ compensation benefits for each of its employees. In theory, it’s designed to cover medical bills for injured employees who are injured during the course of their normal work.
But many companies, including general contractors and insurance companies, are reluctant to pay legitimate victims like yourself. As a result, you might find it difficult to get the money you deserve even if you can prove that you were injured on the job and through no fault of your own.
Alternatively, if you decide to file a construction accident lawsuit against a negligent party — such as a contractor who did not provide you with safety equipment — you may need legal help to make sure your lawsuit is successful. This is because in most cases a negligent party will not accept a lawsuit lying down; instead, they’ll hire their own attorney(s) and fight back.
Construction site accident lawyers can help you with both of these circumstances and more. They can also provide several specific benefits to your case.
Common Causes of Construction Accident Injuries
Despite rules from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) being well-known among subcontractors and site managers, job sites remain hazardous for many workers.
Many construction accident claims occur due to worksite negligence or lack of care, leading to huge medical expenses for workers. Personal injury lawyers can help you and your loved ones prove negligence if another party was responsible for your injuries.
Benefits of Hiring a Construction Site Accident Lawyer
What are those benefits? When you hire expert construction site accident legal professionals like Schwartzapfel Lawyers, you’ll receive the following advantages before and during your lawsuit.
From start to finish, we provide sound legal counsel for each of our clients. Starting with a free case evaluation, we break down:
- Who you should sue if your injuries are the fault of another party
- Whether a lawsuit is likely to be successful
- What you need to help your lawsuit succeed
- Who you should speak to
If you’re not sure what your options are after a construction site accident, our legal counsel can help. Even after the initial phase, we will continue to advise you on how you should speak in court, who you should or should not talk to, and more.
Next, Schwartzapfel Lawyers will take charge of all the evidence-gathering needs for your lawsuit to succeed. Any construction site accident or workers’ comp lawsuit requires evidence that proves either the guilty party is negligent or that your accident qualifies you for workers’ comp payouts.
To that end, we can gather evidence such as:
- Eyewitness accounts of the accident from both the people who work with you as well as all relevant persons outside of your organization
- Records of safety protocols at your construction site and/or your governing employer
- Medical records showing your injuries as well as their likely origins and symptoms
- Camera footage that may have captured the accident or the moments leading up to it
- Police records, if they were called to the scene or involved in some other way
By us gathering this evidence for you, you will be able to better spend that time and energy recovering and taking care of your family. As well, you won’t have to do unnecessary legwork or speak to people who may be combative during the retrieval process.
Negotiate on Your Behalf
Perhaps most crucially, construction site accident attorneys can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. This is critical, as insurance companies, no matter what they may say, never work for you; they work for themselves. As such, they may try to deny you legitimate workers’ comp and/or other payouts so as to save money.
So, please, don’t force yourself to tackle this stress alone. Instead, allow Schwartzapfel Lawyers to negotiate with your insurance company and/or your contracting company’s workers’ comp agent. We know what to say and how to get results. For a free consultation for your personal injury case, contact us today at 1-800-966-4999.
When the time comes for a court battle or an arbitration meeting, Schwartzapfel Lawyers can assist you throughout the process. Our experienced lawyers can present the evidence we’ve collected persuasively and compellingly to court, thereby maximizing your chances of a successful lawsuit outcome.
If you’re called to present your testimony, we can also teach you how you should speak and what you should say, as well as alleviate any court-related stress you may be experiencing.
Why Schwartzapfel Lawyers Is Right for You
Schwartzapfel Lawyers isn’t just any construction site accident law firm. We’re experts in the field and, collectively, our attorneys have successfully handled over 150 years’ worth of cases for our clients.
On top of that, we:
- Work on a contingency fee basis. That means we don’t make money unless you make money, so you won’t ever have to worry about paying us a penny unless your lawsuit is successful and you see results. That way, you can still get the legal help you need even if your medical bills have negatively impacted your finances in the meantime.
- Have extensive experience in the area of construction site accident lawsuits. As our testimonials page indicates, we know how to win for our clients.
Example Case — $6 Million Settlement for Our Clients
Our experienced law firm has already assisted many other New Yorkers with construction site accidents. For example, we recently won a $6 million settlement for our clients, who were union laborers working on a Suffolk County construction site.
These clients initially suffered leg and foot injuries when they were struck by a car during normal work hours. Since the accident occurred on workplace grounds, they filed a construction site lawsuit against the driver.
Our legal team got to work gathering evidence, presenting it to court, and ultimately ensuring that these clients received the damages necessary to recover from their injuries and to support their families. This is just one of the many optimal case outcomes we have worked to see through over our combined 150+ years of service.
Hire Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C.
When you need a construction site accident attorney who gets results, you need Schwartzapfel Lawyers. Whatever your needs, we’re the best choice for your upcoming workers’ compensation lawsuit or construction site accident case.
Why wait? Contact us today at 1-800-966-4999 and we’ll get you started with a free case evaluation. And remember: time is of the essence, so you shouldn’t delay.
Act now and protect your financial future by having Schwartzapfel Lawyers fight for you!