What Do I Do When a Third Party Injures Me?

Construction Accident Lawyers New York

What Do I Do When a Third Party Injures MeBy their very nature, job injuries on construction sites tend to be serious and sometimes fatal. This is because of the chaotic nature of a construction site and the heavy machinery used as well as the great heights that workers must work on unfinished buildings. In fact, a construction worker has one of the most dangerous jobs in America.

Our New York construction accident lawyers at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen has represented many victims who learned this firsthand. An unfortunate truth is that many injured construction workers face a lifetime of pain and medical bills and workers compensation is inadequate to cover their costs. Add to that the very likely possibility that a severely injured construction worker may not recover sufficiently to return to their job. To earn a living, they may have to learn a whole new set of skills and enter a workforce without experience in their new vocation. Each of these scenarios is a tragedy. With the help of construction accident lawyers, victims are able to enjoy a much more positive outcome.

Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen Offers a Free Consultation to Injured Construction Workers

Before signing on the dotted line for workers compensation benefits or a settlement, contact us at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen. Our skilled construction accident lawyers may be able to negotiate a more substantial benefits package or settlement award on your behalf. By and large, insurance carriers, including those who provide workers compensation benefits, will not provide fair compensation for their initial offer. It often requires an experienced construction accident lawyer to enter into a negotiation process in order to get an injured worker what they deserve.

Call us now to request your free and confidential consultation. Once you agree to the amount of compensation the insurance company offered you, you will not likely have legal recourse to get more money. This is true even if unexpected medical bills related to your injury occur in the future.

Workers Compensation Eligibility

Workers compensation benefits are intended to provide injured workers with medical care and partial wages until such time as they are able to recover sufficiently to return to work. An injured worker usually qualifies for workers compensation benefits whether they were at fault for causing the accident or it was their employer’s fault. However, if a third-party caused the accident, the worker will probably not qualify for benefits. For example, if a worker is atop a building and a passing plane drops debris which injures the worker, they probably would not qualify for workers compensation benefits.

Third-Party Personal Injury Claims

In cases where a worker is injured due to a third-party’s action,  construction accident lawyers from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen can seek to recover the worker’s damages from the third-party. Very often, there are two phases to this process:

  1. The injured worker’s construction accident lawyer files a personal injury claim on their behalf with the third-party. If the third-party or their insurance company refuses to pay the injured client a fair settlement, or negotiate in good faith toward a fair resolution, the construction accident lawyer in New York may recommend filing a civil lawsuit against that third-party.
  2. The injured worker’s construction accident lawyer files a motion with the appropriate court in advance of pursuing a civil lawsuit against the responsible party. A judge or jury will determine if the defendant was at fault, and if so, the settlement amount they must pay the plaintiff.

Call a Law Firm That Protects Its Clients

If you were injured while on a job site, call Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen immediately. One of our construction accident lawyers New York clients trust can review your case at no charge and determine how we may be able to help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Call Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, PC at (516) 595-0106