Working at a construction site comes with significant risk. Workers face daily risks working in high places, around heavy construction equipment and machinery, exposure to toxic chemicals, and other hazards. Injuries can be devastating, including broken bones, amputations, burns, and more. Severe accidents could even result in death.
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in a construction accident and want to seek compensation, you need a construction accident attorney who has experience with complex personal injury cases in New York.
A construction accident may relate back to any number of issues:
Many workers assume their injuries are covered under workers’ compensation laws, but a third party may also be liable for your injuries. If your employer failed to provide proper safety equipment or follow proper safety practices or equipment used at the construction site did not meet standards, you may be eligible for additional compensation.
If you have been injured in a scaffold fall, a ladder fall, a chemical leak, explosion or any other construction accident in New York, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the general contractor, site owner or other third party, in addition to any workers’ compensation benefits you may be receiving.
New York Construction Accident Law
The law in New York State protects workers on construction sites. In many cases, the Labor Law places strict liability on the general contractor and site owner. That means that construction project owners, landlords, general contractors and their agents are considered absolutely at fault for construction accidents caused by safety violations.
Contact an experienced construction accident attorney at the Law Office of Michael Tawil, P.C., for a free consultation today. Call 914-281-1618 to start discussing your case with a qualified construction accident attorney in New York.
Consultations are free, and we don’t get paid unless you do. If you can’t come to us due to your injuries, we’ll come to you.
Construction Accident Attorney for New York
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White Plains, NY, 10601-4427