There are lots of things you may have to fight against in your New York construction injury case. You may have to fight against arguments that the injury you suffered wasn’t a type that’s covered by the law. You may face assertions that the activity that you were performing isn’t something that permits compensation under the statute. One thing you shouldn’t have to face is an opponent that doesn’t “play fair” with regard to pre-trial and trial procedural tactics. That can be difficult, though, as you may not know how to go about contesting the impermissible things that your opponents seek to do. Your skilled New York City construction injury attorney will know, however, and that is just one more among many vital reasons why it pays to have experienced counsel on your side.
What do we mean by “play fair”? D.F.’s case from Buffalo is a good example. Reportedly, D.F. was substantially injured when a load of rebar fell from a crane and crashed into his head.
For workers who are injured in a manner like D.F. was, there are several things that you have to do in order to get the fair compensation you need. You have to show that you were engaged in a type of construction activity that is covered by the law, which D.F. was. You have to demonstrate that yours was a covered type of injury. Under Section 240(1) of the Labor Law, injuries arising from worker falls and objects falling onto workers are generally covered. Clearly, this worker’s injury was one that the scope of the law encompassed.