If you have been injured in an accident on a construction site, you’re certainly not alone. Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky is a law firm in New York City that specializes in various practice areas in law. One that it is working on constantly is in construction zone accidents.
If you have ever worked in a construction zone or have just been in one, you know that there is an accident waiting to happen. Traffic must slow down, which is only possible if someone is paying attention. In addition to that, traffic condenses and must be contained in a very tight area.
Even if motorists are paying attention, it can be difficult to navigate through construction zones, making accidents much more commonplace. Also, heavy equipment and road debris could increase the likelihood of an accident.
Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky says there are two types of construction zone accidents. The first is an accident involving the construction workers themselves. If a worker was hurt due to the negligence of another employee with the same contractor, he or she can usually recover worker’s compensation benefits.
However, if a worker was injured due to the carelessness of a worker who was with another contractor that worker might be able to sue not only the individual worker, but the employer as well. It’s important to contact an attorney at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky to determine which camp you fall in.
In addition to that, Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky handles varous cases involving accidents caused by motorists and bystanders who were not paying attention to the road and instead made actions that led to an accident. If this happens to you, you have a right to sue and receive an award for your injuries and medical expenses.
If you find yourself in this sort of a predicament, it’s important to call an accident attorney as soon as possible.