Construction Accidents

A Construction Accident Could Qualify You for Compensation Beyond Workers' Comp

If you are injured on a construction site, you may not be limited to a workers' compensation claim.

Many construction accident victims come to The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, P.A., expecting that a workers' compensation claim is the only way they can get financial compensation. Depending on the facts of your construction accident, however, you may have additional legal options.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation at one of our convenient offices in Morristown, West New York and Newton, New Jersey. We thoroughly review every case to determine if the injured worker may be entitled to additional compensation from responsible parties in addition to their workers' compensation claims.

Third-Party Claims Against Other Companies or Individuals

Construction sites are dangerous — even sites that put safety first. Accidents happen, and they happen more frequently when safety protections are missing. If you were injured because a company besides your employer failed to maintain a reasonably safe working environment, you may be able to seek financial compensation directly from that company. This is called a third-party lawsuit.

Examples of common situations in which a third party might be legally responsible for a work injury on a construction site include:

  • Substandard or poorly designed tools or equipment
  • Substandard protective gear and safety equipment
  • Substandard scaffolding
  • Walls falling down due to improper support
  • Malfunctioning equipment such as cranes or forklifts
  • Heavy machinery operated by unlicensed or careless operators
  • Improper supervision of contractors or subcontractors
  • Unguarded roadside ditches resulting in falls

Personal Attention and Experience

At The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, we know there are many lawyers who can help with worksite injuries, such as those caused by crane or forklift accidents or ladder or scaffolding falls. However, few offer the experience and personalized service that attorney Michael P. Burakoff gives his clients.

With 35 years of experience under his belt, Mr. Burakoff deals personally and efficiently with all aspects of his cases. He is a dedicated and diligent advocate. Under his leadership, our law firm works hard to make sure our clients' rights are protected.

For more information about construction site accidents or to make an appointment for a complimentary initial consultation, please contact us.