Our firm has handled many construction-related injury claims and we pride ourselves on our experience and success. Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed as a result of improper safety measures at a construction site. Construction accident injuries result from errors in judgment, faulty equipment, falls from scaffolds, being struck by falling materials or machinery, defective or unreasonably unsafe equipment, chemical leaks or explosions, electrical accidents, and electrocution injuries.
Accidents on a construction site also can be the result of many problems, including inadequate safety inspections, someone’s negligence, poor equipment, and OSHA violations. Owners and general contractors are obligated to keep construction sites safe. We are experienced in all facets of New York construction site accidents, especially in determining the complex liability situations involved when there are many different contractors on a job site. We understand the complexities of New York construction laws, as well as issues of owner, agent, and contractor liability.
If a construction worker is injured, in many cases a claim can be brought against the owner or contractor, in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough to cover the expenses resulting from the serious injuries that New York construction accidents can cause. It is important to hold all negligent parties accountable.
In New York, pursuant to sections 200, 240, and 241(6) of the New York State Labor Law, a construction worker involved in a work-related accident, in addition to a workers’ compensation claim, may also have a third-party lawsuit against the general contractor and/or owner of the construction site. A direct cause of action may also exist against another contractor to the extent that the other contractor was at fault for the happening of the accident.
Whether you are a worker severely injured on the job, or an innocent passer-by injured in a New York construction site accident, we have the experience and expertise to handle your case and will get you the maximum monetary reward you are entitled to. If you were injured by a welding rod, a nail gun, heavy equipment, a chemical leak, an explosion, or by falling from a height, we have the legal skill and expertise necessary to help you. If you have been injured in a construction-related accident, call one of our personal injury lawyers today for a FREE consultation and case review.