Welcome to the New York Construction Accidents Law Firm of Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C. We have offices in New York City, and serve clients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, and Westchester. For over fifteen years, our lawyers have provided legal representation and advice to individuals and their families in New York involved in construction accident cases. This is a firm dedicated to providing the finest legal representation to the injured public throughout New York.
We provide expert and individualized service for your specific construction accident law needs. The cornerstone of our success is the quality relationship, which we maintain with our clients and/or their families. Our New York Law Firm focuses on intelligent legal representation and pledge to listen to and communicate with clients. As New York Lawyers, we treat our Clients with integrity and respect for their needs, goals and objectives.
Thousands of construction workers sustain serious injuries or are killed in accidents each year.
An injury at a construction site may lead to liability on the part of the owners, contractors, architects and manufacturers of equipment who are responsible for the safety of the site. The owner, general contractor and all subcontractors are required by law to provide a reasonably safe site, but unfortunately often safety is overlooked and accidents occur. Accidents such as a fall from a ladder, scaffold or other height are actionable.
The manufacturers of construction equipment may be liable for injuries that result from unsafe products. Dangerous products cases often involve defective scaffolding, unsafe cranes, power tools, forklifts, back hoes, and various other types of construction equipment.
Our lawyers can help find responsible third parties in the event of an accident involving serious injury. We will also consider claims against the owner and general contractor, who may be responsible for supervision of the site and can be responsible for the injury. Passers by and those who lawfully frequent construction sites are also covered. You don’t have to be employed at the site to maintain a cause of action. You could be a pedestrian walking on an adjacent sidewalk or a person lawfully visiting the site for a related purpose.
Though there may be millions of jobs to choose from, some are inherently more dangerous than others, particularly at construction sites around New York.
Since construction workers are exposed to dangers daily, it is not surprising that they have some of the highest work related injuries, including scaffold accidents, mishandling of heavy loads, misuse of machinery and tools, exposures to various hazards including electricity, radiation, toxic material, and noise. The results of these exposures often includes damage to skin and other body parts, air embolisms, asbestosis, Caisson disease, Silicosis, and many more diseases. However, workplace falls are the leading causes of death in the work environment. Over 200 people die every year from high falls off ladders and scaffolds. Workers compensation is not always enough to treat your injury or disability or to take care of you and your family. Individual companies are not always willing to give you what you deserve.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have set standards to help construction sites adequately protect their employees. Historically, OSHA has been unable to reduce the number of injuries and deaths among construction workers. These statistics are evident in spite of the fact that the organization focuses a large amount of its funding into the enforcement of safety standards on construction sites.
If you or someone you know was injured on the job at a construction site in the New York City area, call the construction site accident Law Offices of Leandros A Vrionedes.
Workplace Injuries and Worker’s Compensation Claims
The Workers’ Compensation Act provides mandated insurance coverage to workers who are injured on the job.
The benefits under Workers’ Comp can include weekly payments based on a percentage of the employee’s average weekly wage for temporary total disability, partial disability, permanent and total disability and permanent loss of function and disfigurement. Workers’ Comp also covers medical expenses for treatment that is reasonable, necessary and related to the industrial injury and vocational rehabilitation services.
Sadly, Workers’ Compensation may be insufficient compensation especially in the case of very serious and long term personal injuries. In these cases it is necessary to look for a third party including manufacturer of the product that caused the injury, lack of safety devices or some other party who is at fault. Our lawyers can help locate third parties as well as handling the Workers’ Comp benefits to which you may be entitled.
Workers compensation (or workers comp) provides compensation, without litigation, for workers injured or disabled on the job. Workers’ compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job. The Workers’ Compensation Board is a state agency that processes the claims and determines, through a judicial proceeding, whether a worker will receive benefits and/or medical care, and how much he/she will receive. However, as many injured workers can tell you, workers compensation benefits are not always enough.
Typical New York on the job injuries include:
- Falls from ladders and scaffolds
- Machinery that is defective
- Toxic chemical injuries
- Product liability
- Construction Accidents
- Head injuries
- Death or dismemberment
An attorney’s assistance may be desirable if the issues are complicated. If a lawsuit is necessary to get you the benefits that you deserve, you can also win damages for pain and suffering as well as lost wages. If a loved one died as a result of negligence, the employer can also be sued for wrongful death, which will provide directly for the dependents of the victim. The statue of limitations is short and the paperwork is complicated. Call the New York workplace injury attorney Leandros Vrionedes.