Accidents on Construction Sites Can Lead to Serious Injury
In the Mid-Hudson Valley and throughout the state of New York, hundreds of people are injured or killed in construction site accidents. While federal and New York state regulations, including OSHA regulations, are in place to keep workers safe from harm, these do not always prove completely effective. This is especially true in cases where property owners and third parties overlook worker safety in the name of faster deadlines and increased profits.
Construction sites are fraught with peril. Construction workers often get into ditches to lay pipe or they work in elevated areas when constructing a building, apartment house or other structure. OSHA has promulgated regulations to protect workers and the New York State Department of Labor has similar regulations. Nonetheless, accidents can and do happen at construction sites. When they occur, it is important to contact an attorney immediately so that an investigation can be successfully performed preserving evidence favorable to the injured party. For example, witnesses need to be contacted for statements, daily job logs need to be obtained, plans and specs secured, contracts identified and obtained, job photographs obtained, all companies involved in the job must be identified and their position as a general contractor or sub-contractor established. Insurance companies need to be put on notice and OSHA reports obtained. All of this is often just the beginning of preparing the case.
At the law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, our experienced personal injury lawyers provide representation for people who have been injured in New York construction site accidents. In every personal injury case we handle, we will work to help secure the maximum compensation that our clients need for medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering and other expenses related to your accident. We also represent people who have been injured in manufacturing and industrial accidents.
Labor Law 240 and Recovering Compensation for Construction Injuries
Construction site injuries may stem from accidents that include:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falls from heights
- Ladder accidents
- Crane accidents
- Structural accidents and defects
- Electrical accidents
- Defective equipment
- Exposure to hazardous materials
This office has represented many injured construction workers in all manner of cases ranging from collapsed ditches to electrical injuries and falls from scaffolds and ladders. If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site, it is important that you obtain competent counsel immediately. We have an excellent track record in these matters and would be happy to speak to you if you have been in a construction site accident.
Robert M. Lefland, our primary personal injury attorney, thoroughly reviews personal injury matters that we handle and builds cases that are in the best interests of our clients. We prepare every case with the expectation that it will go to trial, and we are adept at dealing with insurance companies that may try to limit compensation.
Contact Our Mid-Hudson Valley Law Firm
For more information, contact us at the law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits to talk with an attorney about construction accidents in New York. Call us to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation at 845-764-9656 or 866-303-9595.