NEW YORK CITY AND WESTCHESTER CONSTRUCTION FATALITY LAWYERS
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NYC OFFICE: 212-858-0503
WESTCHESTER OFFICE: 914-574-8330
WE ARE ON YOUR SIDE
In this time when you are grieving the insurance companies are already working against you to undermine your claim. Don't wait, you need an experienced construction accident lawyer on your side, more than you know. There are things that need to be done to preserve your rights to sue and you are not in the position to deal with these things now. Let our experienced wrongful death attorneys help. We can make sure those who caused this pain, are held accountable. Our attorneys have decades of experience in handling construction accident, wrongful death and industrial fatality cases.
TRUST US TO TAKE CARE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF NEED
According to OSHA: In 2019, 5,333 workers died on the job in 2019, which amounts to more than 100 a week or about 15 deaths every day. About 20% (1,061) of worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2019 were in construction – accounting for one in five worker deaths for the year. On average over 80% of all construction fatalities in New York were on non-union job sites. Latino construction workers have the highest death rates of all construction workers in New York.
IF YOU LOST A SPOUSE OR PARENT IN A
OUR NEW YORK CITY AND WESTCHESTER
CONSTRUCTION FATALITY LAWYERS CAN HELP
NEW YORK'S LABOR LAWS ALLOW YOU TO SUE THE
SITE OWNER AND GENERAL CONTRACTORS
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO ALOT MORE THAN
THE INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL ADMIT
Compassionate New York City and Westchester Lawyers Who Fight For Grieving Families
Everyone Deserves To Come Home At The End Of The Work Day
When you watch your husband or father go to work in the morning, it is hard to imagine that might be the last time you ever see them. We all just assume that they will return home unharmed at the end of the day. Unfortunately, that is not always the case for people who are employed in the construction industry, which has left countless women, without their husbands and children without their fathers. Construction sites are among the most hazardous working environments in New York City, Westchester, Long Island and across the nation. In fact, about 1,000 Americans are killed in tragic and preventable workplace accident each year. When a construction worker dies in a work site accident, the results are often devastating emotional and financial hardship for loved ones who are left behind. For more than two decades, the construction fatality accident lawyers at the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC has vigorously fought for the surviving family members of fatal construction accident victims all over New York State, including New York City, Westchester County, Rockland County and Long Island. Our caring attorneys provide results-oriented service in wrongful death claims.
Our Attorneys Will Get You Compensation Through a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The most frequent question that our New York construction wrongful death attorneys are asked is, "What am I entitled to if my husband died in a construction accident?". Another frequent question that our attorneys are asked, is "How will I provide for my children after my husband was killed on a construction site?". When a construction worker dies on a construction site, the family is entitled to a workers compensation death benefit, but that is not all you are entitled to. Fortunately, New York law allows the wife and children of a construction worker who was killed on a job site to sue the building owner and general contractor, for the financial loss which was caused by the construction worker's death. This includes the future revenue stream that the family would have received, including the replacement value of the fringe benefits, such as health insurance, as well as the value of the services which the person who died, would have rendered, including the replacement cost for services such as house chores, coaching of the children playing sports and education. New York law also allows the family to recover compensation for the construction worker's pain and suffering before he died. Our New York wrongful death attorneys have extensive experience in maximizing the amount that can be recovered through a lawsuit, by hiring economists to make sure we calculate ever item of loss that can be recovered. Our attorneys are familiar with the union benefits and one of the first things we always do is to get a copy of the union contract and benefits booklet, so our attorneys can maximize what we get our clients.
New York law allows the family of a construction worker who suffered a job site fatality to sue whenever there was a violation of New York's Labor Law. New York's Labor Laws have extensive requirements which are meant to protect construction workers, from almost every type of accident which can occur on a construction site. These include requirements for safe equipment, safe work practices and adequate protective equipment. Although New York labor laws require building owners and general contractors to comply with a number of safety standards, construction workers still suffer devastating and sometimes fatal injuries at work.
Construction workers in New York and elsewhere face a higher risk of suffering a job-related injury or death than individuals who are employed in most other industries. According to the nation’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately one-fifth of workplace fatalities each year occur at a construction site. Among the most common causes of construction site fatalities in New York are workers falling from a scaffold, the side of a building, down an elevator shaft or through some other opening. Another common accident which causes construction workers to die unnecessarily are hoisting accidents, where heavy pieces of material, such as rebar or steel are being lifted and swing and hit the worker. Electrocution, chemical exposure, trench cave-ins, structural collapses, being struck by machinery can all cause the untimely death of a construction worker in the blink of an eye.
Construction remains one the most dangerous ways to make a living. Despite New York's protective laws, construction workers in New York are killed at an alarming rate. Our New York wrongful death attorneys know that behind every statistic is a grieving family.
ONE IN FIVE EMPLOYMENT RELATED DEATHS IN THE
UNITED STATES OCCURS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. OSHA
IT WASN'T YOUR HUSBAND'S FAULT FOR GOING TO WORK SAFETY IS THE CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY- IT WASN'T THE WORKER'S FAULT
Our New York Construction accident lawyers have heard all of the excuses that the construction companies use. It's a dangerous job, there was nothing we could have done. Our NYC and Westchester construction fatality lawyers know better. There are safe ways to do a dangerous job and when contractors don't provide proper protective gear, or allow unsafe practices they are at fault, not the construction worker.
EXCUSE: WHY CONTRACTOR IS AT FAULT
HE FELL- WHY DIDN'T YOU PROVIDE FALL PROTECTION
HE CUT HIMSELF WITH A SAW- WHY DIDN'T THE SAW HAVE A FUNCTIONAL GUARD
THE SCAFFOLD BROKE- WHY DIDN'T YOU PROVIDE A BETTER SCAFFOLD
HE GOT HIT BY A BEAM- WHERE WAS THE TAGLINE
ITS A DANGEROUS JOB- WHY DIDN'T YOU PROVIDE THE SAFETY EQUIPMENT
HE WAS HIT BY A CAR- WHERE WAS THE FLAGMAN
ALMOST ALL ACCIDENTS ARE PREVENTABLE- DON'T ACCEPT THE EXCUSES