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 safety practices.
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 for compensation.