Construction Accident Lawyers
Due to the heavy machinery and power tools used on construction sites, suffering an accident can be devastating for your personal life and career. You can end up seriously injured and laid up for months while you recover, leaving you no opportunity to make money while recuperating. Don’t let your bills pile up and immediately toss away mail from your hospital. Your employers should have you covered with workers’ compensation benefits. If your employer denies your claim, have no fear, the experienced team of construction accident lawyers at Schalk, Ciaccio, & Kahn, P.C. are with you. We will prepare to get you the compensation you need to get healthy and keep the light on in your home.
When you suffer an injury on the job, don’t think you’re alone. Give us a call and set up your free consultation. We will listen to your case to help develop the next plan of action to get your compensation so you can relax while healing. Our firm has over 50 combined years of experience handling cases like this, and we thoroughly understand the laws surrounding these cases. Schalk, Ciaccio, & Kahn, P.C. are your construction accident lawyers in Long Island, NY.
What to Do After Your Construction Site Accident
Most companies have stringent guidelines when it comes to filing a workers’ compensation claim. One of the most significant guidelines is the time you have to get them turned in for review. So, the best thing to do is get it turned in shortly after the incident. If you have problems turning your claim into your manager, please reach out to your Human Resources department. You should be able to turn the request in with them, or they can at least point you in the right direction. They can also get you the definitive answers you need should you have questions about the entire process. If your company denies your claim, even after filing all the appropriate paperwork, please call the construction accident lawyers at Schalk, Ciaccio, & Kahn, P.C. Our team will immediately begin working your case to get you the money owed when suffering an injury on the site. Even if you don’t believe your accident caused severe injuries directly after the accident, it is essential to file a report. The incident report covers you in case the injury causes problems later. It can protect other co-workers from suffering a similar instance and allows your employer to make adjustments around the work environment to make it safer.
Other Options Outside Workers’ Compensation Claims
Something you should consider when filing for workers’ compensation is who is actually at fault for the injury. There are other ways Schalk, Ciaccio, & Kahn, P.C. can help you get your medical bills covered from third parties who may be responsible for your injuries. We can look into poor construction of the building during its original erection, and we can also look into a personal injury lawsuit to the company who crafted tools such as scaffolding to get your compensation. Your injury may have also occurred because of a construction defect. If this is the case, we can investigate further into finding the responsible party. This could include subcontractors, architects, engineers, and property owners. In your free consultation, our experienced construction accident attorneys will get to the bottom of who is responsible and advise you and the next moves to make to ensure your compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
Have You Suffered a Construction Site Injury as a Bystander?
When setting up and while working on a construction site, it is the responsibility of the contractor to make it safe. This includes setting up barriers to help keep the public out and posting signage of the dangers in the area. A child or other bystander could wander into the site and become seriously injured while in there. An unmarked roadway project can also lead to car accidents. If there are not precautionary markers, signage, or blockage, we can hold contractors responsible for your injuries and get you the compensation you need to cover medical bills and more from lost wages. Our experience in the personal injury field has allowed us to become very familiar with the laws surrounding cases such as this.
Call Schalk, Ciaccio, & Kahn, P.C. for a Free Consultation
After your employer has denied your claim to workers’ compensation, your next call should be to the professional construction accident lawyers at Schalk, Ciaccio, & Kahn, P.C. We have a collaborative 50 years of experience representing construction workers in Long Island and all five boroughs and more in these types of cases, and we will get you the money you deserve quickly. The law requires companies to keep their employees covered with insurance benefits under workers’ compensation laws. Once you become injured, you shouldn’t have to worry about anything but getting better so you can get back on the site. We have your back and will get you the compensation you deserve so you can rest up and heal.