Construction workers face a variety of dangers on a day-to-day basis many of which can lead to devastating, life-altering, injuries. Every year, thousands of construction workers are injured as a result of falling from an elevation or being struck by a falling object. Injuries sustained from these types of accident are often severe and can affect the worker’s ability to earn a living and support their family.
New York State has a number of laws aimed at protecting injured workers from dangerous workplace accidents. These laws include New York State Labor Law §240(1), New York State Labor Law §240(6) and New York State Labor Law §200, all of which aim to ensure construction sites are safe for workers by placing responsibility for worker safety on the owner of a construction site or contractor. When a worker is injured as a result of one of these statutes being violated, they are entitled to be fully compensated for their injuries.
Our firm has been representing injured workers for over 70 years. We have extensive experience obtaining recoveries for workers injured on construction sites, including accidents involving: a fall from a ladder or scaffold; injuries from a falling object; hazardous worksites; OSHA violations; improper safety equipment; tripping hazards; and other violations that lead to accidents on worksites. Our experience and knowledge of the relevant statutes enables us to provide clients injured in construction accidents with the best possible representation.
When dealing with a construction accident, it is very important a thorough investigation is conducted. This requires gathering evidence and witness statements as soon as possible. Please contact us immediately if you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident.