Injuries on construction worksites are quite common. If you’ve been hurt on the job, you may need legal representation to help you seek financial recovery for your injuries. We can do this through a personal injury claim or lawsuit or through workers’ compensation.
Our White Plains construction accident lawyers at Morelli Law Firm have experience in many on-the-job injuries, from falls to electrocutions to repetitive strain injuries. You can consult with our team for free and without obligation to see if you have a case and to understand your legal options.
Finding the Right Party to Sue After a Construction Accident
The right party to sue may not be your employer. Any construction accident could have multiple third parties at fault. We can help you sue these third parties, including:
- The owner
- Contractors and subcontractors on the job site
- Engineers and architects for incorrect plans and instructions
- Manufacturers for faulty products
- Equipment rental businesses if their goods are faulty and cause an injury
Our team can investigate these parties to see if they have liability in your case. If they do, we help you file a lawsuit or insurance claim against them as well. All parties that share the fault of your accident should pay your due compensation.
How Long Do I Have to Sue for a Construction Accident in White Plains?
All personal injury cases have a deadline for filing. This is called the statute of limitations. Under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) § 214, personal injury cases have a three-year deadline. However, under New York law, workers’ compensation cases have a two-year deadline.
It’s imperative to get your case started before then. If you miss the deadline, the courts will deny you the opportunity to get compensation. Insurance companies will also try to deny your compensation or give you a much lower amount because the threat of court is gone.
Taking early legal action can keep you from violating these deadlines. Once you have a construction accident lawyer in White Plains on your side, we can stop the clock on the statute of limitations so that this doesn’t happen to you.
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Do I Have a Construction Accident Case?
Not all construction accidents happened because of someone else’s liability. One of the things that happens during a consultation is getting information to see if you have a case. We will ask you questions about the accident and the injuries you suffered. The following pieces of evidence will also help us determine your chances and if you have a case:
- Photos of your injury and the worksite at the time of the accident
- Any official report given to your employer about what happened
- Medical records of the accident and your medical history
- Any record of missed workdays from your accident.
There is no problem with approaching a lawyer if you’re unsure if you have a case. All our consultations are free of charge, confidential, and without obligation. Morelli Law Firm will be happy to listen to your story and advise you on the best course of action.
Our Experience Speaks for Itself
Construction injuries can have consequences that last a lifetime. You might need to pay ongoing medical bills and may never work in the field again. We will work hard to help you get compensation for these future costs along with the immediate costs of your injury.
Many construction accidents leave people with a long-term or permanent disability. You deserve compensation for that. Some of the top construction accident cases we’ve won for clients include:
- A construction worker who fell off a roof and sustained a TBI – $62 million
- An electrician that had a scaffolding accident. It shifted under him and caused a fall – $1.6 million
- A carpenter who lost his arm – $1.5 million
- A maintenance man who fell off a ladder – $1.4 million
Our results over years have made us one of the top personal injury firms in the country. Now it’s your turn to experience our skilled and vigorous defense in your construction accident case. You deserve nothing less than full compensation.
Get Started With Your Free Consultation
Contacting a White Plains construction accident attorney at Morelli Law Firm is simple. Just call the number on your screen or use our contact form. Our team will schedule an appointment for your consultation.
Bring what evidence you have and tell us your story. We will tell you if you have a case, what our approach would be to your case, and your chances of success. If you feel we are the legal team for you, we will be happy to go on the offensive and get you the compensation you deserve.