Most construction site accidents occur because of a violation of New York law which protects the safety of construction workers to prevent injury. Where it is proven the law has been violated, it is unnecessary for an injured worker to prove negligence and you may be entitled to 9% interest on the money you receive.
Our role as your attorney is to:
- Prove that the violation of New York law was responsible for causing your construction accident and your injury;
- Speed up your case and prevent delays;
- Prove the seriousness of your injury to maximize the money you receive (we will often use an economist and a life care plan to do this); and
- Help you anyway we can to make your life and recovery from your injury less stressful.
Types of Construction Accidents
- Scaffold Accidents
- Ladder Accidents
- Fall from any height
- Construction Site Falls
- Falling objects or tools
- Hit or Run-Over by Operating Equipment
- Electrical Accidents
- Fires and Explosions
- Welding Accidents
- Brazing Accidents
- Cutting Accidents
- Elevator Accidents
- Structure Failure / Building Collapse
- Supervisor Negligence
- Fork Lift / Hi-Lo Accidents
- Dumpster Accidents
- Nail gun Accidents
- Compressor Accidents
- Crane Accidents
Who is responsible for your construction accident injury?
The responsible party is usually the construction site owner and/or the general contractor. These companies usually have very substantial insurance policies. Usually, the construction site owner and/or the general contractor has violated one or more of the New York State labor laws such as Section 200, 240 and 241(6).
New York Labor Law Section 200 requires the use of reasonable care to maintain a work site.
New York Labor Law Section 240 (the Scaffolding Law) protects workers injured because of falling objects at a work site or improper use of or inadequate or missing safety equipment involving a scaffold, ladder, hoist, stay, sling, hangers, pulleys, ropes, blocks, braces and other similar tools.
New York Labor Law Section 241(6) creates a duty to comply with all provisions of the New York State Industrial Code.
Lawyers often file a lawsuit against the construction site owner only to find a couple of years later that the insurance company attorney for the construction site owner has filed a lawsuit against another company which is now delayed your case for another year or two. This can be prevented.