CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS

Millions of hardworking men and women work in one of America’s largest and most important industries, the construction and building trade. From residential projects to civil engineering contracts, carpenters, masons, electricians and countless other men and women are put to work every day. While the industry provides jobs to many people, it is known to be one of the most dangerous in which to work.

Despite the hazardous nature of the industry, construction workers in New York can secure compensation in the event they suffer an injury on the job. From workers’ compensation claims to personal injury lawsuits, our firm is here to help. 

The experienced New York construction accident attorneys at IMPACTO LAW have witnessed the devastating results of construction accidents themselves. We understand how traumatic such an experience can be, no matter how minor the results. You should not have to handle your issues alone in the aftermath of a construction accident. Let us help you get the compensation you need.

Call us today (888) NY- LAW 44 to discuss the details of your case.

Liability for Construction Accidents

If you are hurt in a construction accident, your ability to recover is likely to turn on issues including liability, indemnity, and whether pertinent safety regulations were followed. On larger projects, more than one party may bear some responsibility, including the owner or developer of the property, design and engineering professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and equipment and material suppliers.

Often, the general contractor enters into subcontracts with subcontractors and equipment and material suppliers, and each subcontract spells out whether the subcontractor has safety responsibilities and whether the subcontractor owes an obligation to indemnify the contractor or developer for any liability arising out of construction accidents. However, the general contractor is typically responsible for overall safety on a work site.

When figuring out who is responsible for a construction accident that hurts an employee or a bystander, two crucial issues are likely to be the degree of control over the premises where the accident happened and the status of the injured person on the project. In many cases, an employee of a subcontractor or contractor will be able to recover certain benefits through the employer's workers' compensation policy. Whether he or she will be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit for damages, such as pain and suffering, against other responsible parties varies from state to state.

In some states, the doctrine of negligence per se applies to violations of OSHA regulations. In those states, once a plaintiff establishes that there was a violation of OSHA regulations and the violation caused an injury, the injured person will not have to establish anything further to prove that the party that violated the regulation was negligent. Violation of any safety rules put forward by the property owner or general contractor may also be a basis for liability.

If your construction site injury was caused by a third party – a subcontractor or the manufacturer of faulty equipment, for example – you need an aggressive attorney who will fight for maximum Compensation for you in a Third Party Claim. IMPACTO LAW, can help you TODAY.

Causes of Construction Accident Injuries in New York

Construction sites are incredibly dangerous, which means that there can be any number of causes of a construction accident injury.

Some of the most common causes of construction accidents in New York include:

Falls from roofs

Construction workers perform tasks on roofs and often suffer serious injuries when they fall from these great heights.

Unguarded scaffolding

It is imperative that construction site operators provide guards on scaffolding so that workers do not fall from high altitudes and suffer traumatic injuries.

Ladder collapse

When a construction worker falls from a ladder, both the worker and anyone standing beneath the ladder are at risk of serious injury.

Falling objects

Since construction workers often work at great heights, precautions need to be taken to ensure that tools and other objects do not fall to the ground and injure workers or anyone passing by the construction site.

Malfunctioning machinery

When the equipment or machinery used at a construction site malfunctions, the results are often catastrophic. Any defective products or machinery at a construction site could give rise to a product liability claim.

Electrocution

If the construction site has live wires or other electrical equipment, workers may be exposed to possible electrocution or chemical burns.

Site debris

Construction sites are often littered with debris, such as work equipment, that can pose serious risks to workers and passersby.

Inadequate training

Employees who are improperly trained in how to handle heavy equipment or machinery may be at great risk of causing an accident that leads to serious injuries.

Toxic chemicals

Prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals or fumes at a construction site can lead to serious illnesses.

Free Consultation
with an Aggressive Construction Accident Attorney in New York

Do not make the mistake of signing a document provided by your employer until you have first had a chance to discuss your case with a qualified attorney. At IMPACTO LAW we are experienced personal injury attorneys that will examine the details of your case and make sure that you do not sign away your rights. At IMPACTO LAW we will also make sure you file all necessary documentation in a timely fashion so that you preserve your legal rights and get needed financial Compensation as quickly as possible.

You can call us at 888-NY LAW 44 24/7 to discuss your case or schedule a free consultation at one of our offices. All of our consultations are free. If we don’t win damages for you, you don’t pay a dime.

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