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Nassau County Construction Accident

If you have suffered a serious injury due to a construction accident, it is important to seek legal guidance. You may be contending with high medical costs, emotional and physical pain and the inability to return to work. A construction accident or scaffold accident happens more often than you think, and often with deadly results. It is estimated that out of every 100,000 construction accidents, five individuals will die from their injuries. Because of the dangerous nature of construction work, the injuries from an accident are usually severe, including a spinal injury, a fracture or serious broken bone, or a traumatic head injury or skull fracture. With the proper safety equipment and training often these accidents can be avoided, or minimized. If you are in need of a personal injury lawyer because you were injured in a construction accident due to the negligence of another person, it is important that you immediately speak with an experienced Nassau County construction accident lawyer as you may be entitled to receive compensation for your financial loss, as well as pain and suffering.

Common Causes for Construction Site Accidents

While there are many reasons that accidents occur at construction sites, frequently seen construction accidents include:

An injury from these accidents can be severe and can result in permanent disability, preventing the victim from ever being able to return to employment. As an experienced Nassau County construction accident lawyer will explain, New York labor law requires that employers ensure that workers use proper safety equipment and are protected from falls and falling objects. If the fail to follow these requirements, they may be legally liable for injuries sustained by employees. Liability may extend beyond employers to project managers and others.

Common Construction Site Injuries

Construction accidents can cause devastating injuries and even death. Injuries commonly seen at construction sites include back injuries, burns, eye injuries, and broken bones. In addition, victims suffer from internal injuries and emotional trauma.


Depending on the facts of your case, if you are hurt in a construction site accident due to another person's negligence you may be entitled to a number of types of compensation.

  • Medical bills: The victim may be to recover compensation for expenses for medical treatment, surgeries, medicine and future doctor visits and care.
  • Loss of income: When a victim is injured, they may be unable to work for an extended period of time. Victims may be able to file a claim for loss of income as well as for loss of future earning potential caused by the injury. Loss of income includes not only loss of your paychecks. It also includes the value of sick or vacation days you had to use while recovering as well as in other type of compensation and benefits that you lost.
  • Pain and suffering: Victims may be able to file a claim for pain and suffering caused by their injury, as well as for loss of enjoyment of life. Whether you will be entitled to receive pain and suffering damages and the amount of such damages depends on the seriousness of your injuries. Injuries that leave permanent damage your pain and suffering award is likely to be greater than if you completely recover from your injuries. For example, if you receive a severe burn that leaves a scarring or if a limb is amputated, then you are likely to receive a relatively large pain and suffering award. To learn more about pain and suffering compensation, speak with an experienced construction accident attorney in Nassau County.
  • Wrongful death: If the victim's accident was fatal, the family may have legal recourse via a wrongful death suit. The claim can include reimbursement for medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of future income.
Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you have been hurt at a construction site, contact our legal team. These cases are complex and it is essential to have legal guidance to obtain the compensation you deserve. You may be able to collect compensation over and above the workers' compensation award. If you have been injured, it is important you speak with legal counsel from our office to ensure that your rights are protected. The staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates is experienced in representing clients who have been injured in construction accidents, as well as in other types of accidents. Contact an experienced construction accident attorney in Nassau County at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: Nassau County, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County, Bronx, and Westchester County.

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