Answers To Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
Construction sites are full of dangerous materials. When you’ve been injured on the job, it’s important to remember that you have rights. The Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates has worked with clients throughout New York and New Jersey who are in these situations. Below, we have a list of frequently asked questions. In order to discuss further, call our office in Brooklyn at 347-318-4935 today. You can also fill out our contact form.
What is New York Labor Law 240?
Also known as the “Scaffolding Law,” it protects the rights of construction workers who fall or are struck by a falling object. Because of this, construction company owners and contractors are required to provide the proper safety measures. This includes scaffolding, ladders, ropes and hangers.
Who is liable for my injuries?
Each case is different and until you speak with an attorney, you may be going after the wrong person. Your employer and other third parties can be held responsible depending on the situation. Third parties can include contractors, owners and machine manufacturers.
What compensation am I entitled to?
Again, each situation is case-specific. However, we will fight the payment you deserve. Whether it is for medical expenses, lost wages or your pain and suffering, we can help. Some scenarios require rehabilitation treatment. This can potentially be covered as well.
Why is an attorney necessary?
While there are laws put into place to protect you, many people simply don’t know how to navigate the legal system. With over 40 years of experience, we have handled cases of all shapes and sizes. Trust an experienced attorney when you are facing a construction-related injury.