Put Our Long Island Construction Accident Lawyers On Your Side
Construction work remains one of the most dangerous professions in America — especially here in New York. While the men and women who work in construction are willing to take reasonable risks, it is the responsibility of property owners, foremen and other site supervisors to make working conditions as safe as possible. If you have suffered construction injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we encourage you to contact our construction accident lawyers right away.
New York labor laws contain provisions that allow workers hurt in certain ways to seek personal injury compensation beyond what is available through in a workers’ compensation claim. If you were injured on a construction site on Long Island, the construction accident lawyers at The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC, can help you get the maximum financial compensation you deserve.
For a free consultation, call our Long Island construction injury attorneys at 631-990-3235 or send us an email. Our personal lawyers represent clients throughout Suffolk County, Nassau County and Queens.
Additional Legal Protections For Long Island Construction Site Workers
New York Labor Law sections 200, 240 and 241 address safety at construction sites. These sections place responsibility on property owners to ensure that worksites are reasonably safe for workers, guests and passersby.
Of these three sections, Section 240 may be the most important for workers. It is commonly called the “scaffolding law,” because it relates specifically to injuries caused by falls from height or being struck by a falling object. If you were injured in an accident due to inadequate scaffolding (or other safety equipment like harnesses) or by unreasonably dangerous working conditions, I can help you explore your eligibility for compensation under NYLL 240.
Filing A Lawsuit Does Not Limit Your Ability To Seek Workers’ Comp
In many cases, workers’ compensation is a person’s only source of financial support after a workplace accident. But taking legal action under NYLL 240 can provide compensation in addition to what you would receive in workers’ compensation benefits.
Contact Our Construction Accident Lawyers For A Free Case Assessment
The best way to know whether you have an actionable 240 case is to consult with an experienced construction accident lawyer who can look at all the details of your case and the written statutory language. Our construction injury attorneys have more than 50 combined years of experience. We would be happy to discuss your options. For a free case assessment, call us at 631-990-3235 or complete our contact form.