Construction Worker Injuries
Who Is Responsible For Construction Worker Injuries?
Watch the following educational legal video by experienced Hamburg injury attorney Daniel J. Chiacchia, where he explains who is responsible for construction worker injuries on the job site.
In New York State, you cannot sue your employer directly for injuries that happen on a construction site. However, the case may be different for subcontractors and those who work for a contractor hired by an owner. If your injury is caused by the negligence of somebody else who is not within the employment of your employer, you may have a claim against that employer or the relevant subcontractor.
As stated, according to the Scaffold Law in New York State, general contractors and owners of property have a non-delegable duty to make sure that people are kept safe on a job site when elevated-related work hazards are present or likely. In those situations, you can sue if you are not a direct employee of the general contractor. You can sue both the general contractor and the owner of the property. Those are scenarios in which early attorney involvement can help you to determine where responsibility lies.
Were you injured on a construction site but your employer is not claiming responsibility? You may be entitled to compensation for your construction worker injuries. Contact the experienced Hamburg injury attorneys at Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP for a free consultation. We treat your case and your injuries seriously and do everything in our power to bring you relief. Let our experience work for you.