Construction Zone Accidents
Construction zones can be commonplace for an accident. Although traffic is contained and often slower in construction zones, signage and heavy equipment can often block an individual’s view. It can be very difficult for motorists to navigate through construction areas, which can lead to various motor accidents. At Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky, we represent individuals that have been victims of construction zone accidents, including victims that work in construction zones that have been struck by cars and trucks that have veered into construction zones.
There are two broad types of construction site injuries and death:
- Accidents involving the construction workers themselves
- Accidents involving bystanders and passers-by
With respect to injuries caused by the carelessness (“negligence”) of an employee working for the same contractor as the injured employee, the injured employee is usually limited to recovering worker’s compensation benefits. However, if the worker was hurt by the negligence of another contractor’s worker, the injured worker has the right to sue the person who injured him or her and that person’s employer. The reason for trying to find a third party who is legally responsible (“liable”) to the injured person is crucial, because if the injured employee’s injuries or death are deemed to come within the parameters of the worker’s compensation system, his or her damages will usually be significantly less than they would be if the injured worker (or the survivors of a deceased worker) could hold a third party liable.
It is important for individuals injured in a construction zone accident to understand their rights. If you or a loved one has been injured in an construction zone accident, the New York accident attorneys at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky are dedicated to fighting for your rights. To discuss your case with any of our experienced attorneys, please contact us today at 212-732-3665.