NYC Broken Bones Work Injury Lawyer
An experienced attorney can help you recover compensation
An accident can happen at any time on a construction site. Broken bones are a common work injury suffered in workplace accidents. Workers are left in pain and need medical treatment. Recovery can take several months or even longer. In the meantime, workers are unable to earn a living and wonder how they are going to get by.
If the negligence of a third party caused the accident that left you with a broken bone, you may be able to recover financial compensation. You need an experienced NYC work injury attorney who knows how to win and can help you navigate the legal process. At Keogh Crispi, P.C. we proper strong cases and are proud of the results we’ve obtained for injured workers.
We take your workplace injury seriously
There are more than 200 bones in the human body, and an accident can leave any of them broken. Some of the most common locations for broken bones in construction accidents are arms, wrists, hands, neck, back, legs, hips, ribs, and ankles. It is common for workers to suffer several broken bones in the same accident.
There are also different types of breaks, or fractures. Types of fractures include:
- Stable fracture – The break is “clean” and the broken ends of the bones line up.
- Open (or compound) fracture – One end of the broken bone has pierced the skin.
- Transverse fracture – There is a horizontal break across the bone.
- Oblique fracture – There is an angled pattern to the break.
- Spiral fracture – The break has spiraled around the bone; this is often seen in twisting injuries.
- Comminuted fracture – The bone has shattered into three or more pieces.
- Compression fracture – The bone has been crushed.
Treatment for broken bones will vary depending on factors such as the location of the break, and the type and severity of the fracture. Surgery may be needed, and pins, screws, rods, or plates may need to be implanted to aid healing. Injured workers may also need medication, physical therapy, and months of follow-up appointments with doctors.
We identify negligent parties and hold them accountable
How do broken bones happen at work? There are a lot of hazards on construction sites. Workers may be injured after falling from scaffolding or a roof. Some were struck by a falling beam or other object. Others may have been struck by a construction vehicle. Workers also suffer broken bones in slip and fall accidents.
Workers’ compensation benefits can cover medical expenses and provide partial lost wages. But some workers may not be able to return to the job for a long time, if ever. Some broken bone injuries leave workers permanently disabled.
An injured worker can’t sue his or her direct employer for a workplace accident in New York. But if a third party was responsible for causing the accident – such as a contractor, subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, or property owner – it may be possible to recover financial compensation.
The problem is third parties usually don’t admit to negligence following a workplace accident. They’ll deny any responsibility and may try to shift blame. Insurance companies may dispute liability for what happened. Or they’ll try to minimize the injuries that were suffered. Sometimes they’ll try to make the whole thing go away by making a lowball settlement offer.
Contact an experienced NYC work injury attorney
If you suffered broken bones at the workplace due to third-party negligence, we think you deserve better. We understand the impact that broken bones can have on injured workers and their families. We build strong cases and fight insurance companies to help injured workers get the compensation they deserve.
If you were hurt on the job, we investigate your workplace accident to get the facts. Our legal team gathers evidence, reviews accident reports and other documentation, and interviews witnesses. If needed, we consult experts who can help us prove negligence.
We determine the total damages you have suffered and prepare your case for trial. Our firm makes it clear to insurance companies that we are ready to go the distance for our clients. Many times, we are able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. But if the insurance company won’t negotiate, we’ll be ready to take your case to court.
If you were injured, notify your employer and get medical attention. Then get legal advice as soon as possible. We can review your accident, go over your options for recovering compensation and answer any questions you have. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Our office is in New York City.