Construction Accident Lawyer
Our office helps people who have been seriously injured in construction accidents who live, work or were injured in New York City, Yonkers, Nassau, and Westchester County. We offer free consultations and to schedule an appointment call us at 800-544-0484.
How a Construction Accident Lawyer Can Help You
The construction industry is an inherently dangerous industry due to the nature of construction sites and the heavy equipment used. Construction site injuries are often quite serious and may cause life-changing injuries or even death. Although workers’ compensation programs often pay for medical treatment for construction injuries that occur at a worksite, this compensation may still not be adequate to cover proper compensation for expenses, pain, and suffering. Under certain circumstances an employee is not limited to recovering from workers compensation. Hiring a construction accident lawyer can help you.
Types of Construction Injuries
The injuries that occur at construction sites are often profoundly serious. Because the construction industry involves working in high places and using many different types of tools and equipment, there are many ways that workers can get hurt. Bone fractures and back injuries are common, as well as burns and devastating head injuries. Falls from high places can cause serious injuries including traumatic brain injuries that may render a construction worker disabled for life. In New York, the law has special provisions that make it likely that damages can be recovered in the case of an accidental fall from an elevated location.
Those who employ workers at construction sites are obligated by law to provide a work environment that is as safe as possible. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, regulates the operation of construction sites. OSHA specifies the safety rules and regulations in the federal code that contractors are to follow at worksites. However, contractors, manufactures of faulty equipment and others causing workers injury can be held liable.