John A. DeGasperis, Esq.

Ulster County Construction Accident Lawyer

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Ulster County Construction Accident Lawyer

New York State owes a great deal to our construction workers, as they often risk their lives to make life easier for us. Since construction can be quite dangerous, it is not uncommon for construction workers to sustain serious injuries on the job, and if you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you may require the services of an experienced Ulster County construction accident lawyer. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. today to learn more about how our legal team can help.

Do I Need an Ulster County Construction Accident Lawyer?

Construction accidents are often very serious, and at times, the injuries sustained in one can affect an individual for the rest of his or her life. This is why if you were injured in a construction accident, you should strongly consider speaking with an experienced Ulster County work injury lawyer who can work to attain the compensation you need.

Common Causes/Types of Construction Accidents

Construction accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, though they are often because of negligence. Some of the most common causes/types of construction accidents are as follows:

  • Explosions
  • Electrocutions
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Lack of protection (e.g. hard hats)
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Tripping hazards from equipment or tools being left out
  • Cave-ins
  • Lack of protective netting for those working on tall buildings
  • Defective equipment
  • Negligent supervisors

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Vs. Third-Party Claims

In New York State, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for all full and part-time employees. Essentially, if you’ve been injured on the job, you have a right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is designed to help cover the cost of the injured employee’s medical bills and a portion of his or her lost wages, should he or she sustain an injury on the job.

That being said, workers’ compensation insurance cannot always cover the full cost of an injury. In this case, an Ulster County construction accident lawyer can work to recover full compensation via a third-party claim. In a third-party claim, your attorney will try to identify a liable third party who is not your employer. This can include defective equipment manufacturers/designers, independent contractors, negligent property owners, and more. As long as your attorney can prove that you were hurt as a result of another party’s negligence in the third-party claim, you should recover the compensation you need to heal.

Contact an Ulster County Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction accidents can have lasting repercussions on injured workers, and our experienced legal team is here to help in any way we can. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.