When one thinks of New York's most dangerous jobs, construction work probably does not come to mind. Construction sites, however, can be very dangerous if they are not properly controlled. In fact, New York law requires that construction sites be maintained free of unreasonable dangers. Failure to follow proper safety precautions and practices can result in construction accident injuries involving both workers and pedestrians.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, please call the law firm of Sobo & Sobo at 855-468-7626 to speak with an experienced lawyer during a free case analysis and review. We operate on a contingent fee basis for all injury victims, which means we only collect fees when we recover compensation for you.
Construction Worker Injury Lawyers
Many construction workers are involved in falling accidents, such as falls from ladders, scaffoldings or other significant heights. Some are caused by tripping and falling due to construction debris or walkway obstructions. Construction injuries can also occur by faulty machinery, crane accidents or trench collapses. These accidents can result in serious injuries, such as complex bone fractures, severe neck and back injuries, and even loss of life.
If you or a family member has been injured on the job site, contact an experienced lawyer at Sobo & Sobo. You may be entitled to more than a workers' compensation claim. In many instances, New York law imposes responsibility on the construction site owner or general contractor to keep the site safe and free of dangers. If the accident was caused by someone else's negligence, you can pursue compensation for pain and suffering, and other damages.
Trips And Falls On Construction Sites
Walkways and passageways on construction sites must be kept free of tripping-and-slipping hazards according to New York safety codes. A common type of construction injury occurs when this important safety standard is violated, causing a worker to trip and fall, or slip and fall.
Falls From Heights On Construction Sites
New York safety codes require that construction workers who work on scaffolds and ladders receive protections from falling. Some such special protections include, where required, safety harnesses, spotters or bracing for ladders. If these safety codes are not followed, it creates an unreasonable risk that the worker can fall from a scaffold or ladder and become seriously injured.
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Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys
After receiving medical attention, contacting an experienced personal injury attorney should be your next step. Contact Sobo & Sobo at 888-429-6706 for a free consultation. We have offices conveniently located in Middletown, Newburgh, Pine Bush, Warwick, Poughkeepsie and Kingston, New York.