Helping Victims Injured In Construction Accidents
As a construction worker, you take extra care to remain safe at work. You wear your protective equipment and watch for hazards. Unfortunately, even the safest workers can suffer serious, devastating injuries on the construction site. If you, a loved one or a coworker were injured on job site, it is possible to seek compensation.
At The Carey Firm, we understand how devastating injuries can happen on constructions sites. Our priority is helping individuals with serious injuries get through the difficult aftermath of an accident. Our attorney understands the common causes of construction site accidents, how to investigate the incident to determine fault and when to pursue compensation.
Common Construction Site Hazards
Construction sites are one of the most hazardous work environments in New York, putting employees at risk. Even when workers 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 still suffer serious, disabling even fatal injury.
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
- Negligent or careless actions of other contractors & workers
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.
Understanding 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 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.
The laws that provide for potential additional protection & compensation for injured construction workers are unique & complex, with many potential pitfalls including:
- Tight deadlines
- Unforgiving statutes of limitations
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.
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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, contact our office to set up a complimentary consultation. Wherever you are located within New York state, we are prepared to come to you and get to work helping you recover the fairest compensation available.