Strong Advocacy after a Construction Accident
After suffering an on-the-job construction accident, you may assume that workers’ compensation is your only recovery option. If your injury was caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer, however, you may be able to pursue damages through a third-party claim.
At Palillo Law, we have more than 35 years of experience pursuing and recovering compensation for injury victims. Let our experience and passion for justice work for you.
Maximize Recovery Options
A serious injury can cause lasting financial harm. Workers’ compensation benefits cover your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages, but the benefits may not be enough to cover all your accident-related expenses. By agreeing to accept workers’ compensation benefits, you forfeit your right to file a claim against your employer, but you can still file a claim against a liable third party.
A third-party claim can be important to your ongoing financial well-being. It allows you to pursue damages that accurately reflect your true losses, including pain and suffering.
Who Is Responsible?
The construction industry is unique in that many parties, not just your employer, are responsible for your safety. To have a valid third-party claim, you must prove that your injury occurred within the scope of your employment and that another party contributed to your accident.
Negligent third parties could include:
- A heavy equipment manufacturer that failed to provide appropriate safety warnings
- A motorist who struck a construction worker
- A ladder company that made a defective product
- A janitorial company that failed to indicate or tend to a slippery floor
- An architect or engineer whose faulty design caused a building collapse
Contact Us to Learn More
The losses you and your family suffer after a construction accident often amount to much more than lost wages. End the financial strain by scheduling a free consultation with a lawyer at our New York City office. Call us at 212-608-8959 or reach us via email to arrange your appointment today.