On a daily basis, construction workers must deal with some of the most dangerous working conditions faced by employees in any industry. Whether they are on a small project for an individual homeowner, or for a major commercial development, construction workers expose themselves to the risk of sustaining serious work-related injuries that occur with an unfortunate frequency.
We have helped construction workers throughout the five boroughs, Nassau County and Suffolk County for over 40 years. We can help.
Our Lawyers Know The City And State Regulations
Regulations, specifications, inspection requirements and job safety programs all seek to prevent construction site accidents and promote safety awareness on the part of all parties involved in a construction project. But despite these important efforts to deal with the challenge of construction site safety, accidents occur and will undoubtedly continue to occur, due to both the nature of the work itself and the variety of hazards faced by construction workers.
Injury and wrongful death lawsuits for construction injuries can include but are not limited to:
- Crane accidents
- Construction truck and heavy equipment accidents
- Scaffolding and ladder fall injury
- Moving or falling machinery
- Electrocution, burns and smoke injuries
- Health hazards resulting from exposure to asbestos and chemicals
- Injuries caused by defective or unreasonably unsafe equipment
- Lifting and repetitive motion injuries
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Employer negligence
Understanding Construction Law And Premises Liability
Building owners must exercise reasonable care to maintain a safe and clean construction site. What may be considered a safe environment may not be legally safe, and you should consult a construction accident attorney to know your legal rights if you’ve been injured at a work site. You may have a case against the property owners, subcontractors, contractors and/or equipment owners and manufacturers.
The attorneys of insurance companies have the main goal of shifting responsibility away from their client (the property owner or manager). The last thing they want is for you to collect on the policy they hold on the negligent party. In short, their job is to see you are not compensated. Our job is to protect you from them, preserve your rights and see that you get the maximum amount for your injuries.
If you are an injured construction worker, you may be entitled to more than workers’ compensation benefits. Under New York law, you may also be entitled to pursue damages in a third-party lawsuit against the negligent party or parties. This could happen if you were injured by defective equipment, for example, or while traveling for the job.
Call Us Today For A Free Consultation
Call our offices at 516-441-0282 or contact us by email to schedule a free case evaluation. We handle all construction accident injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay attorneys’ fees unless we recover money on your behalf.