Construction sites can be incredibly dangerous. Serious accidents resulting in serious injuries at a construction site can occur suddenly and without warning. For this reason, compensation may be available to injured victims who find themselves in this unfortunate situation through a personal injury lawsuit.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a construction accident, whether as a worker on one of these sites or as a passerby, you may be eligible to take legal action to pursue compensation for your medical bills and other losses. At Buttafuoco & Associates, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys has the knowledge and skill in New York construction law necessary to help you rebuild your life. Contact our New York City construction accident attorneys at (800) 669-4878 to discuss your case and learn more about your rights and options under the law.
Common NY Construction Injuries
In some cases, construction accidents may cause little or no harm. Unfortunately, many construction accidents can cause terrible injuries, leaving anyone on or even near a construction site struggling to recover. However, it is important to remember that you are not alone. A skilled NY construction accident lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you need to pay for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering resulting from a construction site accident. Some of the most common construction accident cases we handle involve:
Falling Hazards – Construction sites often contain materials and equipment on scaffolds and rooftops. If not properly secured, these objects can fall onto workers below, potentially causing traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other serious injuries or even death.
Unsafe Work Site – Construction sites require constant maintenance in order to be kept safe for workers. If this important maintenance is not done, construction sites can pose serious hazards to the health and safety of workers. Debris and equipment, for instance, can cause a slip and fall accident if left out in the open, potentially causing workers to suffer neck or spine injuries, broken bones, head injuries, or even death.
Scaffolding Problems – Scaffolding must be inspected, maintained, and secure at all times. Faulty scaffolding can lead to a catastrophic injury or death. Even in less serious circumstances, scaffolding accidents may permanently affect a worker’s ability to earn a living wage.
Vehicle Accidents – Forklifts, cranes, and other construction vehicles can harm workers if not used or maintained properly. Injuries that vehicle accidents may cause include broken bones, dismemberment, and death.
Crane Collapse Accidents - When improperly set up, maintained, or operated, cranes can cause devastating accidents due to cargo loss or total collapse. However, victims of crane collapse accidents may be entitled to financial compensation beyond workers’ comp in order to cover the full extent of their damages.