The construction accident that caused your injury has already happened. The damage can’t be undone, but the investigation into why the accident occurred and how it could’ve been prevented may be just beginning. As an injured construction worker it is important to know about the investigation of New York City construction accidents and what the investigations may mean for you.
Three Possible Sources of New York Construction Accident Investigations
After your accident injury, the following investigations may take place:
- OSHA. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may investigate what happened.
- The construction company. Your employer, or the construction company responsible for the accident, may conduct an internal investigation or hire an attorney or outside consultant to handle the investigation.
- Local or state officials. The New York City Department of Buildings, for example, may investigate New York City construction accidents.
While you may be interested in the outcome of all of these investigations, it is important to remember that none of these investigators are looking out for your best interests.
Call a New York Construction Accident Lawyer to Protect Your Rights
You have the right to have your own investigation done after a serious New York City construction accident. You have the right to hire an experienced New York construction accident attorney who will not only investigate the cause of the accident and determine what really happened but who will also advise you of your legal rights and zealously advocate for your full and fair recovery.
For more information about your rights and about how to protect your possible recovery, we encourage you to contact a New York construction lawyer today via this website or by calling us directly at 800-362-9329. We also invite you to learn more by reading our informational pamphlet, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone, which is available for FREE on our website.