New York Construction Accident Attorneys
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If you are a construction worker, heavy equipment operator, sub-contractor, or truck driver, you know that the workplace can be very dangerous. Whether you’ve fallen off a ladder or scaffolding or have been injured in any way while on the work site, you may be entitled to full compensation. There are many regulations and statutes that must be followed while on a construction site. If the owner of the site or the general contractor violates any of those regulations or statutes that make your working conditions dangerous and more prone to accidents, you may be entitled to compensation. You may also be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, disability insurance, union benefits, as well as the possible reward to help offset your personal injuries, pain, suffering, and disability. Chianese & Reilly Law can help you understand your options when you call our New York construction accident attorneys for a free consultation.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Some of the most common types of construction accidents include construction site falls from a height, scaffolding accident, and workers being run over by operating equipment. Each of these mishaps can cause serious injury or death. Each of these accidents can be completely avoided through effective safety measures.
Common construction accidents that result in injuries include:
- Scaffolding falls: The use of scaffolding is pervasive and necessary in the construction industry. Defective scaffolding is completely preventable construction accident. The oversight of some can easily result in the horror and tragedy of others.
- Unsafe/faulty ladders: A ladder is one of the most important types of construction equipment, but one that is often taken for granted. It is extremely important that the correct type of ladder be provided for worker safety.
- Fires and explosions: Construction sites often involve many explosive or combustible dangers, including leaking pipes, exposed wiring, and more. Some projects even require the use of explosives, which can injure workers and lead to burns, amputations, and more.
- Falling objects: Tools and other objects can fall from scaffolding and cranes, injuring workers beneath them. Additionally, some construction projects that require demolitions can cause debris and other materials to fall, putting workers in harm’s way.
Injuries from construction accidents can vary and include sprains and fractures, broken bones, amputations, burns, spinal cord and neck injuries, and head and brain injuries. Some injuries may be temporary, while others can be permanent and alter the way you live your life.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Construction Accident Claims?
Each state has its own time window for individuals to successfully file claims known as a statute of limitations. In New York, the statute of limitations for most negligence claims, including construction accidents, is three years. This means workers have three years from the date of their accident to file a claim and recover damages.
Whether you are a foreman, journeyman, or laborer, union or non-union, you have important rights to keep yourself safe at work as well rights to protect your family through the difficult time that you are out of work. The time to bring a claim against any government agency is very short – if you have been injured you should contact our office as soon as possible to discuss your claim.
Our team has more than five decades of experience that we can use to recover the following damages:
- Lost wages and future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Medical bills, including costs of hospital stays, medications, surgeries, physical therapy, and more
The construction industry may be dangerous, but that doesn’t mean your employers don’t have an obligation to keep you safe from harm. We can hold negligent parties, whether they’re employers, managers, or architects, responsible so you can heal.
Call our construction accident attorneys in New York at (516) 604-2240.