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Who Can I Sue for My Construction Site Accident?

After a construction site accident injury, many things happen at once. All of the sudden you find yourself in serious pain, limitations on working, mounting medical expenses, and facing the complicated workers’ compensation system. While workers’ compensation will cover much of your medical expenses and lost wages, it may not go far enough to adequately compensate you for all that you lost when injured on a construction site. Contact New York Personal Injury Attorney Michael LoGiudice to discuss the possibility of seeking further compensation for your injuries beyond what is covered by workers’ compensation.

Who Can I Sue for My Construction Site Accident Injury?

Most employers are exempt from being sued by their employees for on the job injuries, with certain exceptions. They are granted this exemption in exchange for providing their employees with workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that will provide benefits for workers who are injured on the job no matter who was at fault. While the benefits will provide much need compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, they are limited. Many workers wonder if they can bring suit for their injuries in order to further recoup monetary damages they have sustained due to a workplace accident injury.

If the accident that led to you sustaining injury was due to the negligence of another, you may be able to bring a third party claim. Property owners, contractors, subcontractors, and equipment manufacturers can all be held accountable for their negligence through bringing a third party claim. All of them have a duty to keep construction sites safe for employees. If they failed in this duty, they may be on the hook to compensate you for the damage their negligence caused.

While employers are usually exempt from lawsuits brought by an employee for a jobsite injury, there are exception. If the employer does not provide workers’ compensation coverage for employees, then an employer may be exposed to liability. If an employer caused intentional harm to an employee, this may also expose the employer to a lawsuit. Additionally, when a “grave injury” has occurred due to a workplace accident, a third party lawsuit may be brought and that third party may then pull the employer into the lawsuit. Grave injury includes:

    Loss of limb
    Loss of multiple fingers or toes
    Paraplegia or quadriplegia
    Permanent, total blindness or deafness

Pursuing all possible avenues of recovering compensation for your construction site injuries.

While workers’ compensation benefits can cover many important expenses after an accident, they only go so far. When you have sustained a devastating injuries that will result in substantial and continual medical expenses as well as the risk of lost wages or reduced earning capacity, workers’ compensation benefits may not go far enough. A third party lawsuit may be an option as a way for you to recover monetary compensation beyond workers’ compensation benefits. New York construction site injury attorney Michael LoGiudice is here to help ensure you are properly compensated from all potential sources of recovery.

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