CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS
NEW YORK


Construction Site Accidents are the most common workplace accidents and typically result in more severe injuries than others. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training, construction workers suffer the greatest number of fatal and nonfatal injuries.
Construction site accidents happen virtually every day in New York. Many of them require the injured worker to seek medical attention. This can lead to days, weeks or months of lost income and financial uncertainty.


Who Can I hold Responsible For A Construction Site Injury?

If you are injured in a construction site accident in New York, you may be able to hold anyone of the following people responsible for compensating you for your injuries and losses:
  • Employers
  • Coworkers
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Property owners
  • Equipment manufacturers

Common Causes of Construction Accidents in New York

Construction site Accidents can happen in many different ways. Some of the most common causes of construction site accidents in New York are as follows:
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations
  • Electrocutions Burns
  • Power tool accidents
  • Falls from ladders
  • Roofs
  • Scaffolding
  • Construction vehicles such as a crane and forklifts
  • Inadequate safeguards
  • Lack of employee supervision
  • Intoxicated coworkers
  • Poorly trained co-workers
  • Cave-ins and collapses

New York Workers’ Compensation & Third Party Claims

If you have been injured on a construction site, you may be unable to return to work, have significant medical expenses, and be enduring a tremendous amount of physical and emotional pain and suffering.
If you were injured while working as an employee, New York workers’ compensation law will entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits that will cover your medical expenses, lost wages and any partial or permanent disability you suffer.
In addition, if the actions of a general contractor, subcontractor or anyone else besides your employer or a co-worker led to the construction accident in which you were injured, or if you were not classified as an employee at the time of your injury, you may be entitled to file a third-party lawsuit against the at-fault party to recover compensation above and beyond that which is available to you under New York workers’ compensation law.

Contact a New York Construction Site Accidents Lawyer

If you have been injured in a construction site accident in New York City, contact the construction site accident attorneys at Ratsenberg & Associates, P.C. for guidance. Our attorneys will provide you with the support and assistance you need to determine who may be held liable to compensate you for your injuries and losses and help you obtain the full amount of compensation available to you under the law.

For more information, contact Ratsenberg & Associates, P.C. today.

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