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Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Jun 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

If You Are A Construction Worker Injured on a Job Site, you need to know your Rights under New York's Labor Law.

Three sections of New York's Labor Law, in particular, provide protection to workers injured on job sites. It is crucial that an injured worker contact an attorney with experience in the field to navigate the labor law.

D'Orazio Peterson provides representation to workers injured as a result of faulty equipment, electrocution, improper safety devices, worker negligence or general disrepair or improper maintenance of the worksite.

If you have been injured as a result of a construction site accident, call us today.

Frequently Asked Questions relating to New York Construction Accidents
Q: I was injured on a construction site, and now I am collecting workers compensation. Can I still sue my employer?

A: The answer in New York is almost always no. The workers compensation law serves as the exclusive remedy for employees injured on the job. In construction accidents, however, there is generally a third-party who may have had some responsibility for the work on the site, and from whom you may be able to recover. It is therefore important, even if you are collecting workers compensation, to contact a New York Construction Accident lawyer.

Q: I was electrocuted on the job site, and now I am not going to be able to work in the field again. What type of damages may I recover?

A: In a New York Construction accident case, you are entitled to recover damages for lost wages, medical and other expenses, and pain and suffering. If you will not be able to work in the future you may be entitled to future lost wages, just as you would be entitled to damages for pain and suffering into the future. Proving that you will not be able to work again, however, may require use of expert witnesses, which makes it more important to contact an experienced New York Construction accident attorney to handle the case.

About the Author

Scott M. Peterson

Scott M. Peterson is the founding partner of D'Orazio Peterson, having left a partnership at a large regional law firm to limit his practice and focus on helping people protect their families.


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