Construction Accident Attorneys
in New York City
NYC Construction Accident Lawyers
Most Construction workers are used to cuts and bruises while at work. It is thought to be a part of the job. However, some injuries can be more severe or even life threatening and that can be very dangerous. When accidents occur on construction sites, the outcomes are often life-changing and sometimes fatal. Many injured workers and their families must cope with staggering medical expenses and the prospect of the victim not being able to return to work for months, years or ever.
New York State laws are in place to hold construction contractors, subcontractors and building site management companies responsible for when construction workers are hurt or injured. There are also many rules that are made by OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The Congress of the United States created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. They stipulate that workers must have safety equipment at all times and that work sites keep a safe atmosphere so workers don’t get injured.
The sad fact is that with all of the industrial codes and rules set by OSHA and the rules that contractors are supposed to follow, many don’t follow these rules. When accidents happen because these laws and rules were not followed, it is a good idea for the injured worker and their family to contact a qualified construction accident attorney near you like Ross & Hill.
At the law firm of Ross & Hill, we have been taking action for workers of construction accidents for more than 40 years. It is critical to realize that workers’ compensation benefits may not be your only source of financial support. Working closely with our experts, we have been able to prove violations of the New York Labor Law, the New York State Industrial Code, and other state and federal statutes in many cases, resulting in substantial settlements or awards. If you are reading this and you have been injured on a construction site, then you probably have questions about your rights. Ross & Hill is available for a free consultation and you can call today.
Types of Construction Accidents
Serious construction work accidents and injuries take many forms. Section 240 of the labor law applies in many of these situations, and it imposes strict liability on the general contractor and building owner if certain safety requirements were not met.
Our Brooklyn construction accident attorneys have in-depth knowledge of all laws offering protection and recourse to our clients, including victims of serious injuries and families grieving a wrongful death due to events, such as:
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, platforms, industrial equipment and other elevations, sometimes resulting in death, brain damage, paralysis or other permanent injuries
- Catastrophic injuries from falling equipment, wood, steel, materials or debris Floor, wall, ceiling and trench collapses
- Fires, explosions, electrical malfunctions, electrocution and other accidents leading to burns, blindness, toxic exposure from toxic chemicals or other life-altering harms
- Tool and equipment malfunctions, lack of protective equipment such as eye wear and gloves, missing saw blade guard, drill and saw blade lacerations and injuries
- Crane accidents, forklift accidents, scaffolding accidents and other defective equipment malfunction accidents
Depending on your job in construction, there are many other types of accidents. Don’t assume that because your specific accident is not listed that Ross & Hill cannot help you. You should contact an experienced construction accident attorney to today to find out if you have a claim.
If the construction accident lawyers at Ross & Hill can establish that your accident and the negligence that caused it falls under OSHA rules or another applicable laws, the case becomes a matter of valuing the damages to be paid. That is where our many decades of successful litigation experience come in. Over the years, the plaintiff’s position in such cases has become more challenging to prove, making it more important than ever to have this level of experience on your side. Before you try to negotiate with your employer or the building owner you should call Ross & Hill for a free consultation. You may need a good construction accident attorney to advocate and fight on your behalf to get the compensation you deserve.
Construction Companies Have Attorneys and You Should Consult with One Today
The private construction industry is the most dangerous sector to work for in New York City. Every year there are dozens of fatalities and countless injuries, from minor ones to catastrophic injuries that leave the construction worker with life long consequences. This is not something to be taken lightly and construction contractors and building owners certainly don’t. In most cases they have insurance companies insure their sites and because of that, they have armies of attorneys, insurance adjustors and mediators on staff that are ready to offer injured workers the bare minimum of what they deserve when they are injured.
According to the Office of the State Comptroller for New York State, construction firms generated an estimated $85 billion in economic activity in 2020, representing 7.8 percent of New York City’s total economic output. This represents a huge investment by major and minor construction firms and they want to protect it. They pay massive insurance premiums and if they have a record of unsafe conditions on their job sites, they will have to pay even bigger premiums. In order to protect their bottom line, they will in some cases try to hide a worker’s injuries and accidents. If you have been injured on a construction site, you should consult with an experienced construction accident attorney to see if you are eligible for more compensation than they are offering.
Ross & Hill is an experienced construction accident and personal injury law firm that can help you find out if you deserve compensation for your injuries. For over 40 years, we have been helping the injured get the compensation they deserve. Before you sign any waivers from your employer or a building manager for your injuries, you should call for a free consultation. You can also come to one of our convenient locations in Downtown Brooklyn or Lower Manhattan.
Call today at 718-355-2324