Construction sites are one of the most hazardous work environments in New York, putting employees at risk of falls, electrocution injuries, unsafe equipment accidents and scaffold collapses. Even when they wear all of the proper safety gear and fall protection, and practice all recommended safety precautions, the most skilled and experienced building tradesmen & women can and do still suffer serious, disabling, even fatal injury.
Common Construction Site Hazards
Construction sites pose a number of risks to employees on a daily basis. Some of the most common causes of construction site injuries include:
- Being struck by falling materials
- Falls from ladders, scaffolds & high places
- Chemical exposure & burns
- Unsafe tools & equipment
- Electric shock hazards
In many cases, construction site accidents occur because the work environment wasn’t as safe for the employees as it should have been. New York Labor Law requires that all construction sites in the state provide workers with a safe place to work, and employers, subcontractors, general contractors and owners can be held responsible if workers are injured due to unsafe conditions and particularly for workplace falls that can be so devastating on the health, lives, careers and families of construction workers.
About Construction Site Accident Lawsuits
New York Labor Law recognizes the heightened risks & increased potential for severe injury that construction workers face on the job & the Law provides these building trades workers with additional legal rights which can potentially allow them to recover for all lost wages, medical bills, as well as physical pain, emotional anguish, mental stress, loss of their participation and services to their spouses and families & other damages that can go far beyond basic workers compensation benefits.
But the New York laws that provide for potential additional protection & compensation for injured construction workers are unique & complex, with many potential pitfalls, tight deadlines & unforgiving statutes of limitations – time limits that can render even the most valuable claims worthless literally overnight. Injured workers who delay in consulting with a lawyer, or don’t realize their legal rights beyond a workers compensation claim, can create further obstacles for themselves to obtain full compensation when evidence is lost in the constantly changing conditions on a construction site and workers who witnessed the accident move on to different job sites and often different contractors.
For this reason, if you are a skilled building tradesman or tradeswoman injured on the job, it is critically important that you contact, consult with and hire an experienced construction site accident lawyer with a proven track record for successfully representing injured construction workers.
Contact an Attorney
As the first lawyer in a family tree full of construction workers, attorney Shawn Carey has been representing injured construction workers, including several family members, for two decades. His passionate and skilled advocacy has resulted in substantial recoveries for many injured clients, including multi-million dollar individual recoveries by both settlement & trial jury verdict.
If you believe you may have a claim & would like a complimentary consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney, please contact Shawn Carey at The Carey Firm today. The Carey Firm will consider construction site accident cases anywhere in New York and Shawn Carey has succesfully represented injured construction workers in courtrooms everywhere in Western New York, east to Rochester, Syracuse and Albany, south from the Southern Tier to New York City, and north from the Lake Ontario shoreline of Niagara County to the North Country of the St. Lawrence River region. His advocacy for injured men and women has also taken him to jurisdictions in the Finger Lakes, the Hudson Valley and the Adirondacks.
Wherever in New York state you have suffered a serious construction site accident injury, Shawn Carey and The Carey Firm is prepared to come to you and get to work helping you recover the fairest compensation available for what you and your family have lost & the damages you have suffered.