Rockland County Construction Accident Lawyer
Rockland County Construction Injury Lawyers Fight Hard for Injured Workers
Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP is renowned for winning tough construction injury lawsuits and workers comp cases. For 80 years, we've been going to bat for injured tunnel diggers, heavy equipment operators, welders, plumbers, carpenters, utility workers, foremen, electricians, utility workers and anyone injured on building sites. Construction site employees put their lives on the line at work every day. And though workers comp insurance adjusters are known for rejecting Rockland County construction worker injury claims, they also know we don't back down.
Construction workers can be seriously hurt when there’s an accident
Construction sites are dangerous places, and workers do their jobs surrounded by hazards. Every year, construction workers are hurt due to:
- Falls from heights – Falls from scaffolding, ladders, rooftops, or elevated platforms can result in severe injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, and internal organ damage.
- Trench collapses – This can lead to workers being trapped under tons of soil, causing crush injuries, suffocation, or even death.
- Scaffold collapses – When scaffolding systems fail or collapse, workers can suffer catastrophic injuries like broken bones, head injuries, back injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
- Electrocutions – Contact with live electrical wires or faulty electrical equipment can cause severe electrical burns, cardiac arrest, nerve damage, and other life-threatening injuries.
- Machinery accidents – Workers operating heavy machinery or equipment are at risk of getting caught in moving parts, resulting in crushed limbs, amputations, severe lacerations, or other injuries.
- Caught-in/between accidents – These accidents occur when a worker's body part is trapped, crushed, or squeezed between objects or machinery. They can lead to broken bones, amputations, internal injuries, or death.
- Struck by falling objects – Objects falling from heights, such as tools, equipment, or construction materials, can cause head injuries, brain trauma, spinal injuries, fractures, or internal injuries.
When construction workers are hurt on the job in Rockland County, they deserve workers’ compensation benefits. But there is no guarantee that their claim for benefits will be approved.
Why are workers’ compensation claims denied in Rockland County?
Employers and insurance companies can challenge a claim for benefits. Claims can be denied due to:
- Failure to report the injury promptly – Delaying the reporting of an injury can raise doubts about the legitimacy of the claim.
- Lack of medical evidence – Insufficient medical documentation or evidence to support the claim, such as medical reports, diagnostic tests, or treatment records.
- Pre-existing condition – The insurance company believes that the injury was pre-existing or unrelated to the workplace accident.
- Disputes over causation – Insurance companies may dispute whether the injury is directly connected to the workplace accident or if it was caused by other factors.
- Missed deadlines – Failing to meet deadlines for filing a claim or submitting required paperwork.
- Lack of witness statements – Without credible witnesses, the insurance company may question the validity of the claim.
That’s why you need a workers’ compensation lawyer in Rockland County who knows the laws, understands how the system works, and has experience getting results.
Construction Site Injuries Can Be Catastrophic-Call a Tough Rockland County Personal Injury Lawyer
Throughout New York, construction accident injuries take place every day, from traumatic head injuries and spinal cord injury to shoulder injuries and fractured bones needing surgery. Because we know workers compensation laws and the New York scaffolding law so well, we also know how to successfully pursue meaningful construction injury settlements-amounts that will truly help our clients get their lives back. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says laborers suffer the most work-related injuries and illnesses, and considering so many construction projects that are typically underway in Rockland County, it is not surprising that injured construction workers call us more than any other type of Rockland County worker.
We're the Go-To Construction Injury Lawyers for Rockland County-Call Us Today!
From OSHA safety violations to lack of sufficient protective gear to risky working conditions, any construction zone accident can cause grave injuries, from defective machinery injuries and falls from scaffolding to crane accidents and injuries from fire and explosions. If you were hurt on a construction site accident injury, or if you lost a loved one in a Rockland County construction injury wrongful death, we will pursue workers compensation benefits and wrongful death benefits for you. Call us toll-free at (845) 369-3200 or contact us online for a free evaluation so we can help. Every conversation is personalized and confidential, and we're on your side.
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