Representing Victims Of Construction And Workplace Accidents
Construction workers face some of the highest risks of suffering a workplace injury among any industry. When considering the heavy machinery and the heights where they work, it is not surprising that construction accidents can be devastating for workers and their families.
Workers’ compensation will likely cover some of your medical expenses and lost wages. Depending on the severity of the construction injury, however, the benefits provided may not be adequate. It is important to speak with a construction accident attorney in White Plains who will help you determine whether you can file a third-party personal injury claim.
George S. Bellantoni, Attorney at Law, has worked with victims of construction accidents in Westchester County and throughout southeast New York. With more than 30 years of experience as a practicing lawyer, Mr. Bellantoni understands how best to proceed legally based on the facts of your case.
He has helped construction and other industrial workers pursue just compensation following a broad range of serious accidents, including:
- Falls from roofs, ladders, scaffolds and other heights
- Being struck by heavy equipment
- Loading and unloading accidents
- Electrical injuries
- Injuries caused by defective or insufficient safety equipment
Can I File A Third-Party Lawsuit?
By providing workers’ compensation, your own employer is largely exempt from any personal injury lawsuits. If someone else is responsible for your injuries, however, you may want to file a lawsuit. These cases can provide much needed financial compensation to help pay for physical therapy, lost wages and the emotional pain and suffering you experienced as a result of the construction accident.
The key to being successful during a third-party lawsuit is proving that negligent behavior caused the accident. Attorney Bellantoni will take the necessary time to thoroughly analyze your case to get a better understanding of the options available to you. He will set clear expectations with you, so you are able to make a fully informed decision about your case.
He will also look into your case to determine if there are any grounds to file a claim against a possible third-party. If there is a potential claim against another group, he will explore all possible options of maximizing the compensation you receive from that claim in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. No matter what challenges occur in your claim, he will guide you through them to resolve your case swiftly and without sacrificing the quality of the outcome.