Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction sites are among the most dangerous places to work in New York City. Every day, workers face significant risks.
When third parties, such as contractors or manufacturers, injure workers, a personal injury lawsuit can hold them responsible.
The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC in New York City, NY, focuses on helping injured workers collect what they are owed.
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If you were injured because the regulations of New York’s Industrial Code were not followed, then you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. The Industrial Rules are extensive and cover many types of construction site accidents that regularly occur, giving you recourse if negligence has resulted in medical bills and other losses.
New York Labor Laws 240 and 241 cover almost all areas of construction and provide regulations on almost every area of construction. They are intended to keep workers safe and prevent injuries from occurring. Section 241(6) of the Labor Law requires property owners, general contractors, and others in the construction industry to comply with employee safety protections.
Our NYC construction accident attorneys are prepared to litigate on your behalf to protect your future after a life-changing injury or wrongful death. To find out if you were injured because of a New York Labor Law violation, reach out to our New York City-based construction accident lawyers. We also have an office serving Westchester County.
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What to Do After a Construction Site Accident
Get Medical Care
If you were injured on the job, you should see a doctor right away. It is very common for laborers to think they will be fine and not see a doctor. Ultimately, this will hurt you because the insurance company will claim that you weren't hurt because you didn't see a doctor right away. You must also be sure to keep all appointments and retain all related documentation.
Take Pictures of What Caused You to Get Hurt
The construction and insurance companies are already working against you to try and blame you for getting hurt. If you were hurt because of a dangerous condition like faulty scaffolding, take pictures (plenty of them) so the company can't claim it was your fault. The cell phone camera is the best witness in the world.
Call an Attorney
Before anyone representing the negligent party or their insurance company tries to speak to you about the construction site accident, get in touch with our attorneys. We will speak to these people on your behalf and begin building your construction accident case so you can focus on healing.
Preserve Your Evidence
We all know how easy it can be to misplace or damage a smartphone. Be sure to make a backup of all photos, electronic documents, and other information related to your case. If you don't use a cloud service, this can be as easy as emailing these documents to yourself.
Your Legal Options
If you were hurt in a construction accident, our construction accident lawyers can sue the responsible third parties based on New York's Labor Laws. Most construction injuries in New York occur because the Industrial Code Rules and Labor Law are ignored. If you suffered construction accident injuries because you were not given safe equipment, because of a dangerous condition, or because of dangerous work practices, you may have a lawsuit. Our New York construction accident lawyers can get you the compensation you deserve for pain, suffering, disability, and loss of earnings.
Workers' compensation insurance provides compensation benefits for injuries that occurred while you were on the job, performing your assigned work duties, and employed with the company. If you were injured on the job due to negligence on the part of your employer, a co-worker, or even yourself, this is probably the best way to pursue restitution (compensation benefits). Our New York City-based law office can refer you to a firm that can represent you in a workers' comp claim, but we do not personally handle these cases.
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With the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC, you can afford an attorney. Our New York City-based firm offers 100% free, no-obligation initial consultations and is happy to review your construction site accident case with you. Since we work on a contingency-fee basis, remember: we only get paid if we win your case.
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At the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC, our priority is informing injured construction workers of their legal options so that they feel empowered, protected, and justly compensated for their injuries. We offer free consultations for construction accident victims and have offices in Manhattan and White Plains. If you are a steamfitter or other tradesperson who was injured on a worksite in a crane accident, slip and fall, or other accident, simply request your case review online or call our firm to find out if you have grounds for a compensation claim:
Our Manhattan Office: (212) 858-0503
Our Westchester Office (914) 574-8330
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Types of Construction Accidents
If you were struck by an object that was being hoisted, you may have a case. Our New York City construction accident lawyers have extensive experience in representing construction workers who suffered personal injuries on job sites from falling objects and hoisting accidents.
Our lawyers have represented many victims of defective saws, which can cause serious injuries such as the loss of limbs and traumatic amputation. In many cases, a third party such as a contractor or equipment manufacturer may be held responsible for a worker’s harm due to a defective saw. New York’s Industrial Code requires that workers who use saws be protected by guards that protect them from contact with the blade. Too often, employers remove the guard or lock it in the up position so that workers can cut faster, placing workers in danger.
Our New York City lawyers and White Plains construction accident attorneys have handled many cases where workers are injured by excavation or trench cave-ins, or shifting of the ground under a machine. On other occasions, instead of being struck by the excavation equipment, construction workers are hit by materials that are being hoisted by an excavator because a tag line wasn’t used or because the load shifted, swung, and struck a construction worker standing in the area.
Regrettably, thousands of workers are severely injured or even killed after falling at building sites every year. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that more than 310 workers are killed and more than 10,350 are seriously injured each year from falling debris from roofs, ladders, or scaffolding. Construction workers who fall from a ladder or scaffolding can experience bruises, broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord blows, and other traumatic harm.
Our New York City and Westchester construction accident lawyers have successfully handled numerous personal injury cases involving accidents with excavation equipment. Some of the most serious injury cases our attorneys have handled involved workers being struck by excavation equipment, including bobcats, road graders, backhoes, excavators, and bulldozers. If you were hurt on a work site because of any type of accident involving heavy equipment or machinery, call our New York City-based construction accident lawyers today.
Due to the dangerous nature of construction sites, these workers have the highest risk of falling compared to other professions. Tripping over equipment, debris, or materials can& have devastating consequences. If you fell on a construction site because of a dangerous condition on a job site, call our New York City-based construction accident lawyers.
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Start Your Claim with Our New York Construction Accident Lawyers
The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC is committed to protecting injured workers in New York City, Westchester, and throughout the state by providing attentive legal services and representation. Our knowledgeable attorneys are members of esteemed organizations, including:
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice
- New York County Lawyers Association
- Westchester County Bar Association
- AVVO Client Choice Award
Don't delay. Contact our construction accident lawyers today to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Request your free consultation online or call us at (914) 574-8330 for an appointment at our Westchester Office or (212) 858-0503 for an appointment at our New York City office in Manhattan.
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As a firm that has represented many injured workers over the years, we believe that providing a workplace that meets or exceeds all safety standards is the least that all responsible parties can do for workers. When injuries result from a failure to meet these standards, we are more than happy to hold the responsible parties accountable for maximum compensation. You have absolutely nothing to lose by meeting with our attorneys. Call now to book your free case review. You won't pay us a dime unless and until we win your case.
Electricians, Electric Accidents, and Electrocution
The Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health claims that electrocutions are the fourth leading life-threatening injury among American construction workers. New York’s Industrial Code requires that before work is done on any construction, excavation, or demolition site, the voltage levels of all power lines must be determined and that all electrical circuits must be identified.
Likewise, the owners and contractors are required to post warnings where people or machinery may come into contact with live wires. The regulations also require that all workers be protected by de-energizing circuits and grounding or guarding them. The workers using jackhammers and other equipment that is likely to come into contact with buried lines must be provided with insulated protective gloves, body aprons, and footwear.
Accidents Involving Concrete Work
The New York Industrial Code has several regulations that are meant to protect concrete workers. They allow concrete workers to sue the contractor and property owner if they violate the Industrial Code and an injury occurs as a result. This law states that any forms used to shape concrete while it hardens must be tied together or properly braced to prevent the cement mold from moving or falling on a worker. Additionally, the Code requires that any walls built from concrete be sufficiently braced in order to prevent the wall from toppling over due to wind, vibration, and other jarring movements that may occur during the construction process.
Any form, shore, or bracing that is expected to withstand a load of at least 150 pounds per square foot must be built according to design specifications created by a licensed engineer, and a copy of the design should be maintained at the building site for examination. If you or someone you love was injured due to a code violation while working with concrete, our law firm can help you collect compensation.
As a firm that has represented many injured workers over the years, we believe that providing a workplace that meets or exceeds all safety standards is the least that all responsible parties can do for workers.