Queens Construction Accident Lawyer Keetick L. Sanchez Discusses On-the-Job Injuries in New York Construction Sites
Queens construction accident lawyer Keetick L. Sanchez releases a new article (https://accidentlawyer-queens.com/should-i-hire-a-construction-accident-attorney-2/) discussing on-the-job injuries in New York construction sites. The lawyer mentions that the construction industry in the United States is one of the most dangerous industries. The construction industry accounts for 1,008 worker deaths in 2018 alone, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
“Construction sites are places where there is a flurry of activity with a lot of workers, machinery, tools, and equipment, all sharing a limited amount of space. There is a constant injury potential for falls and being hit by dangerous objects,” says the Queens construction accident lawyer.
The lawyer explains that there are different factors that can enter into construction site accidents. These factors include a lack of adequate training, the use of unsafe equipment, or the worker not being equipped with enough knowledge to operate the machine. Environmental safety issues can also add to the risks of the worker being involved in a construction accident.
Attorney Keetick L. Sanchez says that an individual injured in an accident at work may be compensated for their injuries under the workers’ compensation coverage. If their employer has coverage, the victim may receive an ample amount for their injuries, however, the coverage may be limited and inhibit their rights to a future claim.
In the article, the lawyer adds that in some cases, workers are employed as independent contractors or subcontractors without the benefit of workers’ compensation. There are also accidents that are caused by faulty machinery. In such cases, the victim may be entitled to benefits under a third-party claim.
According to attorney Sanchez, “Non-worker injuries are another thing entirely. When you have been injured on a construction site as a non-worker, you will not be covered under workers' compensation. You will need to file a claim through the property owner’s liability coverage in order to get compensated for your injuries. In this case, you’ll be required to prove negligence to be fairly compensated.”
Lastly, attorney Keetick emphasized the importance of having a skilled construction accident lawyer who may be able to help the client protect their legal rights and protect their rights to compensation for their injuries.
About K.L. Sanchez Law Office
K.L. Sanchez Law Office is a firm founded by accident attorney Keetick L. Sanchez. The lawyer and her team of accident attorneys work hard to help those who are victims of car accidents, construction accidents, and other personal injury cases. The lawyers at K.L. Sanchez Law Office believe that a victim deserves to be compensated for the injuries they suffered. To speak with an accident lawyer, call (646) 701-7990 today.
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