construction accidents

FAQs Regarding Construction Accidents

The Law Office Of Nicholas E. Tzaneteas

Construction accidents have the potential to be catastrophic. While the aftermath of an accident is chaotic and stressful, there are some critical questions you must receive answers to in order to build your case. First, contact your NYC Construction Accident Lawyer immediately, then read on to help guide you or a loved one through the process of navigating a construction accident. 

Am I eligible to file a lawsuit?

Anyone who experienced an injury at a construction site may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the general contractor, property manager, subcontractor, or developer or a combination of any of these. However, the site must be deemed unsafe in some form, leading to an injury or injuries. This is where an attorney can help you.

Is my employer responsible for my working conditions?

Yes. It is the property owner and the general contractor’s duty to ensure safety at all of their construction sites. Depending on the site, the equipment, and the scope of work, these responsibilities vary. However, New York law is stringent in protecting construction workers due to the dangerous nature of the job.

Can I receive more payouts than just workers’ compensation?

The short answer is yes. Workers’ compensation prevents injured workers from suing their employers. However, you are eligible to collect workers compensation in addition to pursuing other potentially responsible parties for your injuries. For example, a contractor, a third party, manufacturers or property owners may have contributed to your injuries and you could file a claim against all who are responsible.

Should I hire a lawyer?

Without a doubt, yes. Lawyers with extensive knowledge and expertise in construction accidents can help you navigate the complex process and help you build a solid case. There are various components of the law that could impact your case and/or settlement, such as liability, safety and code compliance, engineering, and more. Foregoing an attorney could cause you to miss out on some important compensation opportunities.


After a Construction accident, there is a lot to navigate. We will review your circumstances and determine whether you have a case. We will advise you as to whether you are eligible for financial compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more and when we establish that you are, we will fight for you in getting awarded for what you deserve under the law. Contact the Law Firm of Nicholas Tzaneteas for a free consultation today at (718) 704-5519. Or, fill out our online form here for a no-obligation evaluation of your case.

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