Construction Site Accidents
Construction workers and those near work sites are vulnerable to a number of safety hazards. The most common construction site dangers include defect ladders, electrocution, falling objects, and holes in floors. Our firm can provide you with an experienced construction accident lawyer if you live in New York City or surrounding area and have sustained a serious injury from a construction accident. Please read on to learn about the rights of construction accident victims and how our attorneys can help injured persons recover the financial compensation they deserve.
Construction Accident Law
The New York State Labor Law is designed to protect workers who are injured on a construction job site you can file a Workers Compensation claim and also sue for negligence. The law makes the general contractor and owner of the property responsible for site safety. The same is true for “elevation related” accidents such as falls from ladders or scaffolds. Negligence on the worker’s behalf is not a defense to liability. Construction site accidents give the injured worker a cause of action separate and distinct from a claim to workers’ compensation.
At Weiser & Associates, one of our construction accident lawyers recently tried a case on behalf of a laborer who was struck by a piece of lumber as it fell from an elevated height during the construction of a high-rise condominium. The victim suffered herniated discs in his lower back and neck, which required a spinal fusion. The jury held the general contractor and two subcontractors responsible for the accident and awarded our client $3,500,000 in damages. We have recovered substantial damage awards for workers who were seriously injured from slipping, tripping, falling and being struck by objects.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a construction accident, let our injury experts put their skill and experience to work for you. Contact a construction accident lawyer at our firm today. We are committed to providing exceptional representation to residents of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, and surrounding areas of New York.
Find Out If You Have a Case
At Weiser & Associates, we offer free case evaluations to all prospective clients. Call (212) 213-3111, or contact us via e-mail to have a construction accident lawyer at our firm review your information and evaluate your rights. Residents of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and other New York areas can rely on the expertise of our attorneys for honest and effective legal advice.