In a new video FAQ, Hach & Rose, LLP attorney David Cheverie discusses his personal experience in construction work and how it has helped him fight on behalf of injured construction workers in New York City.
David’s passion for his clients and his true experience in construction is a large reason why injured workers turn to him and the team at Hach & Rose, LLP. If you or someone you love has been hurt on a construction site, it is important to only hire an attorney who knows how to handle these types of claims.
David and the team at Hach & Rose, LLP have dedicated their careers to helping people just like you, so contact us at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your case today.
In a 4-1 decision, the New York Court of Appeals decided last week that a workers’ compensation ruling in a personal injury case is binding, saying “findings of fact that are necessary for an administrative agency to reach are entitled to such effect.” This means that the plaintiff will not be allowed to litigate an issue in a personal injury lawsuit that had already been decided on in a previous workers’ compensation case proceeding.
The decision stemmed from a personal injury lawsuit filed by Jose Verdugo, which sought compensation from damages sustained in a 2003 construction site accident after no longer qualifying as a disabled person in a 2006 workers’ compensation hearing.
When you’ve sustained harm as a result of a construction accident, whether caused by your employer’s negligence or not, call an accident attorney from Hach & Rose, LLP, today. By calling (212) 779-0057, you can discuss how you may be able to pursue compensation against the party responsible for your losses.
More details have emerged following yesterday’s tragic construction crane collapse in Long Island City, Queens. According to authorities, the accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. at the site of a new residential unit behind the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign in Queens.
While the exact cause of the accident has not yet been definitively determined, sources on the site claim that a cable may have snapped while moving a stack of wood on the scene, leading to the complete collapse of the crane.
Three construction workers were trapped underneath the crane following the collapse, and had to be extricated from underneath the equipment. The final injury count totaled seven workers, who were all transported to local hospitals with serious injuries.
Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims, and we wish all individuals involved a speedy recovery.