Suffolk County Construction Accident Attorneys
Helping Clients Recover Compensation for Over 50 Years
The construction industry can post significant risks. Many workers have been seriously injured in accidents taking place at job sites. These are very complex cases, and if you have been injured in a construction accident, you need to understand all of the options available to help you recover compensation.
Pursue Compensation in Suffolk County
At the Law Office of Frank A. Cetero, our construction lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience helping injured workers. We provide our clients with the personal attention their cases demand. Each client who comes into our office will meet directly with an attorney. We are then available whenever there are questions about the case. We do not leave you wondering what is happening with your claims. We take your case seriously because we know how important it is to you.
Helping You Hold the Other Party Accountable
We perform an in-depth review to determine the responsible parties and immediately begin preparing claims against these individuals or businesses.
We have helped workers in many different types of construction accident cases, including:
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders, or hoists
- Injuries suffered from malfunctioning machines or equipment
- Accidents due to dangerous conditions at worksites
- Injuries resulting from falling objects such as tools or materials being used at the site
We will attempt to resolve your case without a trial, but we know that you may not receive an offer in your best interests. As experienced litigators, we are prepared for trial from the first time we meet about your case. We are committed to providing you with aggressive representation at all stages of the process and taking your case to trial if necessary.
The Legal Process for Construction Accident Claims
In general, workers may file a workers’ compensation claim if they are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation covers medical expenses, lost wages, and disability. However, not all claims are approved, and injured workers may find themselves without financial compensation.
If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, you may be able to take legal action against the person or group responsible for your injuries. Whether you are entitled to a legal claim depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Many construction jobs are contracted positions, or you work with other subcontractors or vendors on the job site. This means that several parties may be involved in your accident or people who work off-site that could be liable for accidents. Those who have a duty of care to protect workers can be held responsible for negligence – this is the basis for legal action.
A construction accident lawsuit requires proof that:
- Another person or entity had a responsibility to provide a safe working environment
- The person or entity failed to uphold their duty of care
- You were injured due to negligence
These three factors are crucial to any civil suit related to construction injuries. Faulty equipment can also play a role in these accidents and may provide grounds for a product liability claim.
Product liability claims refer to a situation where a tool or piece of equipment is faulty or damaged, and its use leads to injury. In some cases, the tool was dangerous before it was brought onto the worksite, regardless of your proper use of the equipment.
To prove product liability, there must be evidence that:
- The tool or piece of machinery was dangerous before it left the supplier
- You used the equipment properly
- The tool malfunctioned and caused injury
Whether you pursue a construction accident or product liability lawsuit, you must provide evidence to support your claim. Never attempt to bring proof before the court without the help of an attorney.
Someone Should Pay for Your Injuries. We Fight to Make Sure It’s Not You.
At the Law Office of Frank A. Cetero, we understand how devastating construction injuries can be. That is why our experienced legal team is prepared to help you get the money you need to recover.
Schedule a consultation with our Suffolk County construction accident attorneys to find out how to advocate for you.