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Pursuing an Injury Lawsuit After a Construction Accident
Being involved in a construction accident, whether you are a worker or a bystander, can be devastating. An accident of this nature can leave you with severe, irreversible injuries, and prevent you from returning to work. While many injured construction workers believe they have limited options after an accident, this is not the case.
Injured in a construction accident? Reach out to our Long Island office at (800) 242-3740 or contact us online to learn about your options.
Workers' compensation is the most obvious answer when it comes to workplace accidents. However, a third party may also be responsible, such as in the event of a vendor mistake or machinery malfunction. We may be able to help you pursue an injury lawsuit against a third party or a workers' compensation suit against your employer. Although you may be hurt and worrying about your future, our Long Island construction accident attorney has your back.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Construction sites may be considered inherently dangerous, but this does not mean that the construction workers who put themselves at risk deserve to suffer injuries. Even if you follow all of your protocols as planned, accidents may still occur. At the Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C., we care about you as an individual and aggressively protecting your rights to ensure you are not taken advantage of.
A few common types of accidents in which a worker could be injured are:
- Being injured by fallen objects
- Construction vehicle collisions
- Crane and forklift accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Falls from ladders
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Construction Accident Lawyer
If your loved one was hurt in a construction accident, meeting with a Long Island personal injury lawyer is the next best step. At the Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C., we strive to present your case as clearly and honestly as possible. We want you to understand what rights and options are available to you and your loved ones. When you choose our firm, you can rely on us to provide caring and skilled legal guidance. Whether you are seeking representation for yourself or a loved one, we're here to guide you.
If you have just been involved in an automobile accident—no matter how severe you think it is—there are several important things you keep in mind to preserve and protect your rights under the law.
Here are a few important steps and actions you should follow immediately following your accident:
- Seek immediate medical attention if injured. Be sure to document everything.
- Inform any and all healthcare providers of your injuries, complaints, medical history, and pain. Tell your doctors each and every area of pain, no matter how slight the pain is. Properly and honestly documenting your complaints can be the difference between successfully recovering on your case.
- Take photos of any and all injuries.
- Take photos of any vehicles involved in an accident.
- Take photos of your car—documentation is vital.
- Report to the police if they did not arrive.
- Get a copy of the police report.
- Review police report and make corrections with a police officer.
- Keep a detailed accounting of any expenses you have accrued as a result of your accident, including gas and mileage costs incurred from traveling to and from your doctor’s office for treatment related to injuries sustained from your automobile accident, lost time from work, unpaid bills, co-pays if applicable, etc.
- Immediately contact and report a claim to your insurance carrier A.S.A.P. (There are strict time requirements and documents you need to send to your insurance carrier. We can fully assist you with this process and handle most of these actions for you when retained)
- Complete and submit an application for a no-fault insurance claim (NF-2), which will enable you to receive medical treatment for the injuries you sustained in your automobile accident.
- Get an insurance claim number from your insurance carrier and the defendant’s carrier.
- Contact us immediately to discuss and preserve your rights. We will offer you a free consultation.
Along with what you should do, here are some important things not to do:
- Do not discuss or share any of the details of your accident or injuries with anyone except your attorneys.
- Do not post any details or photos regarding the details of your accident and injuries to Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media account. This information can be used against you and is often discoverable, which means you may have to share this information with the defendant should you pursue a lawsuit.
- Do not spare any details to your healthcare provider about the full extent of your injuries. Documenting the full details of your injuries and complaints can increase the chances of your success. Failure to document and failure to disclose honestly the details can result in decreasing your chances of recovery on your claim.
- Do not enter into an agreement with an insurance carrier without first consulting and retaining an experienced personal injury trial lawyer. Sometimes, when an insurance carrier knows they are liable, they may try to offer the victim money in an effort to save money. Their strategy is to get to you before you seek legal representation and before you know your legal rights.
Property owners are expected to keep their premises safe. If you injured yourself in a slip and fall accident, you need to prove that the owner likely knew about the dangerous area, failed to repair it, and failed to warn people about the dangerous condition. Photo evidence is crucial, as well as proof of the owner’s awareness of the defect and their failure to repair it. It also helps to have a Long Island personal injury lawyer on your side who can help you establish a strong case for compensation for your injuries.
The goal of no-fault insurance is to make sure all victims of an accident are cared for, regardless of who caused the accident. This means the insurance policy should cover medical costs and hospitalization fees, lost wages, and any funeral expenses incurred.
As a physician, can an insurance carrier withhold payment of my fee if I split fees with a billing agency?No. Splitting fees with a management company is not a crime. In 2015, an insurance carrier tried to withhold payment of a provider’s medical fees by claiming that their management agency—which collected 6% of their total costs—was not medical staff. This was an attempt to argue that the healthcare provider was committing fraud, but the court ruled against the insurance carrier.
Yes. If you want to be reimbursed for medical costs, you are required by law to appear. However, you do not have to appear alone. The Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C. can represent you during your EUO to help you avoid making any statements that would injure your ability to obtain full and fair compensation.