1010 Wins reported that on August 3rd construction workers were altering a commercial building into a residential home located on 1083 5th Avenue in New York, NY.
While they were demolishing a section of the interior, one of the workers fell through a plank and landed in the cellar. He was hospitalized with non-life-threatening, but serious injuries.
The situation is still under investigation.
Construction accident lawyer, Laurence Banville, helps injured construction workers receive the financial compensation they deserve. Laurence has provided us with some information on the legal options available to these victims:
A large portion of construction injuries are covered by workers’ compensation, but there may be an instance when injured construction workers can file lawsuits. Although these victims cannot sue their employers, a lawsuit can be filed if third-party negligence was a contributor to the accident. For instance, a property owner may be deemed negligent if an injury was caused by a dangerous property condition.