Do I have a case?
New York’s Labor Law gives construction workers injured on the job, under certain circumstances, the right to sue the general contractor and the owner of the premises. For the most part, workers bring those lawsuits under three sections of the Labor Law.
Do I still have time to bring a lawsuit?
New York’s statutes of limitations impose time limits for bringing a lawsuit. A claim for personal injury, including claims under the Labor Law, must be commenced within three years. If you miss the statute of limitations deadline you cannot bring a claim, even if the facts are on your side.
What happens after a consultation?
The first step in any construction accident investigation, even before bringing a lawsuit, is to review any accident reports or other documentation of the accident. Typically injured workers have copies of any such documents or can request them from their employer.
Next we must determine just who are the owners and contractors on the job site. It’s not always clear, nor is it always whom the employee sees as owning or controlling the property. This can require a search of public records to determine ownership.