New York Masonry Lawyers
Construction workers who practice bricklaying and masonry are often at
risk of suffering serious injuries. Due to the use of heavy equipment,
excessive physical strain, and occasionally working from heights, injuries
on the worksite are not uncommon. These injuries are often debilitating
and can cause construction workers to lose wages due to forced time off,
face high medical bills not covered by insurance, and in some cases create
disabilities which permanently force injured individuals out of the workforce.
Individuals who have been injured practicing bricklaying or masonry may
be able to receive compensation for their losses. As a result, it is important
that individuals who have suffered an injury while practicing bricklaying
or masonry seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney. At
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, we understand the hardships that can follow a construction accident injury
and always pursue maximum compensation for our clients.
If you or someone you love has suffered a
construction accident injury during bricklaying or masonry, you may have legal recourse. For a free
consultation, please call our New York bricklaying injury attorneys at
(212) 406-1700 or
contact us online. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will evaluate your claim
to see how we may be able to help you.
Who Can File A Bricklaying and Masonry Lawsuit?
In order to have a valid construction accident lawsuit, individuals who
have been injured in bricklaying or masonry accidents must be able to
prove one of the following:
The Property Owner or General Contractor Violated the Industrial Code: New York Labor Law 241 (6) states that the owner of the worksite and general
contractor must uphold all of the safety rules of section 23 of the Industrial
Code during the construction or demolition of a building and during excavation
work. The law places vicarious liability on general contractors and owners
in cases where specific safety measures of section 23 of the Industrial
Code are ignored and an injury occurs. Injured workers may have a valid
lawsuit if they suffer an injury due to faulty equipment or inadequate
The Injury was Caused by a fall From Elevation Related: New York Labor Law 240 (1) provides absolute liability for owners and general
contractors in instances where workers suffer an injury due to an elevated
fall or an object falling from an elevated area. The significance of this
law cannot be overstated as it may provide construction workers with compensation
even when negligence was not the cause of the injury.
The Injury was Caused by Another's Negligence: Should a construction worker be injured due to another individual's
negligence, they may be able to file a lawsuit. Negligence is established
when an individual breaches a duty of care that they have to the injured
worker. A duty of care is a legal obligation that an individual or entity
has to act in a certain matter toward another person. If the negligent
individual's actions were directly responsible for the worker's
injury, they may be liable.
Why Hire a New York Construction Accident Attorney?
While liability may seem clear cut in many instances, it does not guarantee
that injured construction workers will receive the compensation they deserve.
Employers and insurance companies have been known to go out of their way
to avoid fully compensating injured workers. As a result, it is in the
best interest of injured construction workers to secure the services of
a law firm with experience litigating construction accident cases. At
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our lawyers have experience
fighting for the rights of injured construction workers. We have the knowledge
and resources to combat insurance companies and their lawyers. Our experience
and desire to see our clients properly compensated has led to many successful
verdicts and settlements, including one for $2.3 million.
Construction workers who have been injured while practicing bricklaying
or masonry may have legal recourse against the property owner or general
contractor. To schedule a free consultation, please call (212) 406-1700
or contact us online. We will review your case to see if you may be eligible