Construction Accident Attorney In Fishkill
Personal Injury Lawsuits In Work-Related Accidents
Any job can present a variety of challenges and risks, such as working with heavy equipment and tools. However, there are certain industries and workplaces which are especially dangerous, such as the construction field. Every day, you are working around machinery and equipment that put you at risk if you are not extremely careful. Even if you are careful and do everything in your job according to regulation, you cannot be completely safe from the negligence of others or hazards on the job site.
If you have been hurt, you need an injury attorney experienced in construction accident cases. Michael A. Fakhoury, Esq., P.C., can help. Call 845-846-8262 .
Common Types Of Construction Accidents And Injuries
There are many causes of construction accidents, from slip-and-falls and falling objects to malfunctioning equipment and electrocution. It has been said that the construction industry is one of the most dangerous to work in, even when employers make sure the proper safety regulations are being met.
My firm offers representation for a wide range of cases, including:
- Pinning and crushing
- Struck by falling objects
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Electrocution and fires
Workers’ Comp vs. Third Party Claims
If you have suffered an injury on a construction site, you or your family may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. The type of lawsuit you can file will depend on the circumstances of the accident and whether your employer or a third party was at fault. In most cases, you cannot file a personal injury claim against your employer.
Most construction workers can file workers’ compensation claims since you only have to prove that an accident or injury occurred while on the job. If you believe that a third party behaved negligently or you were injured as a result of a defective product, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in addition to your workers’ comp claim.
Please reach out to me now at 845-846-8262 for a complimentary consult with a Fishkill construction accident lawyer.