For over 40 years, the lawyers at Jaroslawicz & Jaros have successfully represented many injured construction workers who have been hurt in various types of construction accidents. We have litigated these cases at all levels of the state and federal courts for injuries suffered by workers while engaged in construction work. Before hiring any law firm to represent you when you have been injured in a construction site accident, it is important to look at their track record to see what they have accomplished in the past.
The firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros obtained a $44 Million verdict for a carpenter who was injured when he fell 25 feet off a wall that was being built at a construction site. This case was the largest verdict in New York and was published and featured in the “Top New York Verdicts.”
Construction accidents can be incredibly dangerous and lead to serious and sometimes permanent injuries. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you need legal help. You may be facing expensive medical bills and missed time from work. Jaroslawicz & Jaros PLLC are experienced construction accident lawyers who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
If a construction worker is injured while performing his job, in either the demolition, construction or alteration of a structure or building, the worker may be entitled to significant monetary damages. These damages are often more than just collecting workers’ compensation benefits to which the worker is entitled from their employer. Workers’ compensation provides benefits to workers who were injured on the job. The benefits under workers’ compensation include payments based on a percentage of the employee’s average weekly wage for a temporary, total or partial disability. Workers’ compensation will also cover medical expenses for treatment and vocational rehabilitation services that are considered to be reasonable, necessary and related to the injury.
The benefits available under workers’ compensation are limited and do not reflect what you can obtain if the accident occurred due to the negligence of another party other than your employer. This is known as a third-party suit.
In some instances, what is called a “third party” may be to blame for the injuries that occurred on the job site. When a construction site accident occurs, the owners, architects, and manufacturers of equipment can all, at times, be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions. The general contractor and all subcontractors are also all required to provide a reasonably safe work site, to warn of any hazards at the site and work activities, to hire safe and careful employees, to coordinate job safety, and to supervise compliance with safety specifications, rules, and regulations.
Although you may not sue your employer for an injury suffered on a construction site you may sue the owner of the property, the safety company, the general contractor-if you did not work for the general contractor, or any subcontractor that may have caused your injury that you did not work for.
If you are working a construction job you are particularly susceptible to being injured, so that you have additional protections under the New York Labor Law. For example, if you fell off of a ladder or a scaffold while working at a construction site, you come under a specific section of the New York State Labor Law, §240, which means that you can sue not only the owner of the building but also the owner of the land. If you are working for a subcontractor on a construction job you may be able to sue the general contractor and/or a different sub-contractor as well as the owner of the building or land.
If you fall from a height then Labor Law, §240 serves to protect you and means you will be awarded compensation for your injury
If, for example, a construction worker is given a tool such as a drill, saw, grinder, or other piece of equipment, which is missing a safety guard or is otherwise defective, the owner of the land and the general contractor may then be held responsible under Labor Law §241(6).
Manufacturers of construction equipment are responsible for designing and maintaining safe products, and all owners and contractors are responsible to provide safe equipment and a safe work environment. Defective or dangerous products may include scaffolding, cranes, power tools, derricks, hoists, conveyors, woodworking tools, ladders, winches, trucks, graters, scrapers, tractors, bulldozers, forklifts, backhoes, heavy equipment, boilers, pressure vessels, gas detectors and other types of construction equipment.
It does not matter if you are a legal citizen of the United States or if you are an illegal immigrant. You still have rights to obtain your Workers’ Compensation benefits and also the right to sue a third-party to obtain compensation for your injuries.
It also does not matter if you were working in what is known as “off the books” and being paid in cash and did not file your taxes-you still have the right to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries if you were hurt while working. It doesn’t matter whether you were working on the books or off the books, you just have to prove that you were working when you were injured.
Who is to blame in your construction accident lawsuit?
As you can see, there are numerous companies, property owners or other parties who could potentially be held to blame for your injury according to the New York Labor Law. With decades of experience with construction accidents and New York Labor Laws, we’re perfectly positioned to investigate and come to a conclusion about who should be held responsible to compensate you for your injuries.
It is very important to contact a New York City construction accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident occurs on the job site as there may be evidence that is needed and may later not be available. This evidence could include videos, police reports, incident reports, photos of the accident scene, and witness statements.
Jaroslawicz & Jaros – NYC Construction Accident Lawyers
Some of our past construction accident settlements and verdicts:
- $44 Million verdict in a construction accident case for a carpenter who was injured when he fell from a wall on a construction site. This was the largest verdict in New York.
- $4.9 Million settlement for damage to a building, which occurred due to the construction of an adjacent building.
- $4 Million verdict for a 38-year-old worker who suffered a hand injury while using a defective saw.
- $3.6 Million settlement for a 51-year-old construction worker who injured his back on a temporary ramp.
- $3.5 Million settlement for a 43-year-old construction worker injured when he fell off a scaffold.
- $3.5 Million settlement for a 37-year-old construction worker injured when slipped while working.
- $3.5 Million settlement for a 46-year-old construction worker injured knee when struck by tool.
- $3.1 Million settlement for a laborer who was struck by a falling object while on a construction job.
- $3 Million settlement for a 51-year-old construction worker who suffered a back injury when struck by a falling object at a job site.
- $2.85 Million settlement for a 31-year-old construction worker injured leg by falling object.
- $2.6 Million for a 46-year-old construction worker injured back when stepped into an open hole.
- $2.5 Million for a 56-year-old construction worker who injured his back when he fell off of a ladder.
- $2.5 Million for a 25-year-old construction worker injured neck and back when wood fell.
- $2.5 Million for a 45-year-old construction worker injured back on ramp.
- $1.9 Million settlement for a construction worker who was struck by falling pipes and suffered a neck injury.
- $1.9 Million settlement for a construction worker who injured his legs when he fell from a wall on a construction site.
Contact a NYC construction lawyer for more information on how we can help if you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident. For over 40 years, the lawyers at Jaroslawicz & Jaros have successfully represented many people who have been injured in various types of construction accidents.
You don’t have to face an overwhelming situation alone. We Have Recovered Over $2 Billion for Our Clients. The attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros have obtained verdicts and settlements of over $1 Million for hundreds of our individual clients. With more than 300 years of combined experience in legal guidance and representation our New York City personal injury attorneys can represent you to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries
Our skilled legal team has earned multiple awards and recognitions, including:
- Selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers list
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Top Attorneys in the New York metro area
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury while working on a construction then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and are in need of legal assistance, call Jaroslawicz & Jaros in New York. When you retain a New York City construction accident lawyer from Jaroslawicz & Jaros, PLLC, you will always work directly with your lawyer, not a paralegal or secretary. We will always be available to you!
So, if you or someone you know was injured while on a construction site then you need to contact the attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros for a free legal consultation regarding your injury, your rights and your legal options. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis so you don’t have to worry about any upfront costs.