Who Is Liable In A Construction Accident?

Personal Injury Attorney Serving The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan & New York City Areas


Construction is an inherently dangerous field, with every day bringing new risks of falling, machinery malfunction, and more. Construction accidents can cause severe injury and even limit your ability to do physical labor in the future, thus reducing your income and decreasing your quality of life.Third parties may be found liable in construction accident injuries

If you have been injured in a construction accident, don’t hesitate to contact personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner at 212-406-9288for your free, no-obligation consultation. We serve clients in New York City, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Construction Accident Injury Liability

You should know that you are not limited to worker’s compensation only in many types of construction accidents. Often, a third party can be found liable in your situation, which allows you to file a separate lawsuit in addition to your worker’s compensation claim. Liable third parties could include, among others:

  • Contractors and sub-contractors
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Safety managers

Mr. Wissner will listen to your case, get all the facts, and help you determine who could be liable in the incident that led to your injury. One thing to keep in mind is that your employer cannot be held liable; you can only file suit against an appropriate third party.

Worker’s compensation alone is often not nearly enough to support a family when one source of income has disappeared, especially if you have been disabled and cannot work to the same extent in the future. Let Mr. Wissner help you to obtain the financial means to live your life more comfortably after your accident and avoid bankruptcy from medical debt.

Potential Expenses Following a Construction Accident Injury

Being injured in a construction accident can incur a large number of medical expenses, including:

  • Medical treatment
  • Prescription medications
  • At-home care
  • Emergency room visit
  • Rehabilitation

In addition to your medical expenses, you may also feel financial strain due to lost income and lost future wages due to your inability to work. Your insurance and employer may offer a worker’s compensation settlement, but it will most likely be for an amount much less than you will end up needing.

Medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy for Americans. Make sure you contact an experienced lawyer after a construction accident injury to make sure you can get the maximum amount of compensation possible for your case. Mr. Wissner can help you obtain damages to cover all of the aforementioned expenses when possible, so that you can heal in financial security.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, contact the Reid B. Wissner Law Offices today at 212-406-9288 for your free legal consultation. We operate on a contingency fee system, meaning that you don’t owe us anything until we’ve reached a successful outcome for your case.

We serve clients in New York City and nearby, including the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. 

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