Were You Hurt In A Construction Accident?
By its very nature, jobs in the construction industry possess inherent dangers and account for a significant number of work-related accidents. The risks professionals face can lead to severe and catastrophic injuries. At Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., we focus our legal practice solely on representing injured workers in construction and various other industries.
Serious and sometimes fatal trauma occurs when a worker is involved in a forklift or truck accident or falls from a ladder or scaffold. While not as traumatic, lifting objects or tripping on debris can result in injuries that can interrupt or end a career in the construction industry.
Work Site Injury Lawyers Representing Construction Professionals
While you focus on recovery, we will handle all aspects of your case and remain at your side during the most difficult time of your life. At Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., we answer your questions and simplify a highly complex process. The challenges we face on your behalf involve multiple contractors and subcontractors on a construction site and the exact people they employ.
Workers’ compensation insurance protects employers from lawsuits when an employee is hurt while on the job. Simply stated, injured claimants cannot sue employers or fellow employees. However, third parties can be liable when their negligence causes an accident on a construction site. Workers’ compensation only covers medical bills and a percentage of lost income. A third-party claim can be filed for the same injuries. In those lawsuits, pain and suffering, scarring and changes in lifestyle are compensable.
If a work accident led to a permanent, disabling injury, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Regardless of the claim or claims we file on your behalf, our goal is to fight for the best outcome and maximize your compensation.
If you have experienced a work-related injury, you can talk with one of our experienced Schenectady construction accident attorneys. Call 518-631-4521 or contact us online for a free initial consultation with a New York work injury compensation attorney.