New York Construction Accident Attorneys
Injuries in New York City
Because of the inherently dangerous nature of almost all construction sites,
construction accidents continue to occur on a daily basis, despite numerous
state and federal safety laws and regulations that have been enacted to
protect construction workers.
Construction companies, contractors, and developers have a legal obligation
to provide a safe working environment, and ensure that all employees are
given adequate safety training and that safety protocol is followed at
all times. If a construction worker is injured or
wrongfully killed while on the job, the construction company, contractor, and/or developer
may be held liable for damages.
Legal Assistance for Dangerous Jobs
There are countless potential hazards and dangers inherent in almost every
construction site. It’s important for all construction workers to
exercise extreme caution, and keep their eyes open for any hazardous conditions
or dangerous situations that could lead to a construction accident.
Construction accidents can result from a number of circumstances, including:
- Reckless behavior or misconduct
- Falling from heights or elevations
- Scaffolding accidents
- Roof collapses
- Trench collapses
- Structure failure
- Falling objects
- Defective or malfunctioning equipment
- Defective or malfunctioning tools
- Exposure to toxic materials or chemicals
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Inadequate warning signs
- Inadequate safety training or guidelines
- Failure to implement and/or enforce safety guidelines
Workers involved in construction accidents often face severe, painful,
and debilitating injuries. Construction injuries can be brought on by
one accident, or by repetitive activity or exposure.
Filing a Lawsuit for Compensation
If you have been injured in a construction accident, you are urged to take
legal action right away. Constructions workers who are injured in accidents
caused by another person’s negligent conduct are legally entitled
to be compensated for their pain, suffering, psychological distress, medical
bills, treatment costs, and financial hardship. However, you only have
three years to file a
personal injury claim for your injuries.
Failure to do so will waive your right to file a lawsuit and recover damages.
At Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C., we have over 46 years of experience
representing injured construction workers throughout New York. We are
dedicated to building the most compelling cases possible, and negotiating
for high settlements.
free case consultation with one of our seasoned New York construction accident attorneys, by
contacting our firm at (646) 846-4776.