According to ABC NY, on March 9th around 2:30. p.m., a construction accident occurred on Madison Avenue and East 126th Street in New York, New York.
Authorities report that a piece of the building being worked on fell onto a scaffold below. Two construction workers were standing in the vicinity and were injured.
The victims were hospitalized for their non-life-threatening injuries. One of the workers sustained a back injury and the other broke his leg.
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville represents injured construction workers and helps them recover the financial compensation they deserve. Below Laurence discusses the legal rights of construction workers who have been injured on the job:
Injured construction workers are usually able to receive workers’ compensation from their employer. In addition to this, these victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against a third-party under certain circumstances.
If a negligent third-party is the cause of a construction accident, then they may be held liable for a construction worker’s injuries. For instance, if a machine malfunctioned due to an error the manufacturer made, then the manufacturer may be held liable for the workers’ injuries.