New York Construction Accident Attorney
The construction industry is a serious and dangerous occupation. According to reports published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 250,000 construction sites across in the U.S. every day. The fatality rate for the construction industry is higher than for all other industries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a construction site accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Ever since 1971, the dedicated New York construction accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm have been committed to helping individuals who are seriously injured in construction accidents in the greater New York area get the full compensation they deserve. We have what it takes to aggressively fight for your rights and ensure a more financially secure future for you and your family.
Accidents at Construction Sites
Strict safety rules apply to all construction trades. Site owners and general contractors, etc., are obligated to adhere to the rules and regulations delineated under New York Labor Law sections 200, 240 and 241(6). These sections were designed to protect construction workers from the serious dangers that are inherent to the construction industry.
However, despite the importance of these statutes, some site owners and general contractors, etc., fail to fulfill their responsibilities, which may ultimately result in tragic injuries and the death of their employees.
If you are a construction worker who was hurt while on the job, you may be entitled to both monetary compensation and workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are aimed at compensating you and your family for your medical bills, permanent injuries, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses you may have incurred as a result of your accident.
Our New York construction accident attorneys are ready to put their years of experience and dedication to help you recover compensation in construction cases involving:
- Falls from a height, or objects falling on you from a height
- Defective machinery
- Defective or unsafe tools
- Exposed power lines
- Faulty scaffolding or other supports
- Building collapses
- Crane accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Compressed gas accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Slip and fall accidents and trip and fall accidents
- Welding accidents
- Unsafe practices
- Accidents due to poor supervision and poor coordination, etc.
- Other accidents and injuries
When Workers’ Compensation Is Not Enough
Although workers’ compensation is a common method of getting compensation for construction workers who are injured on the job, in many cases these benefits cannot begin to adequately cover all of the injury expenses. If a subcontractor, site owner, general contractor, or someone other than your primary employer was responsible for the accident and your ensuing injuries, you can sue them by filing a personal injury claim. In this case, you will not be limited by New York’s workers compensation law.
Even if you signed a contract releasing these parties of any responsibility for work-related injuries, you may still be able to sue. Our New York construction accident attorneys will review the specific facts of your case to determine all of the possible avenues to get for the full compensation that you deserve.
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We can even come to you and there is no attorneys fees unless we recover money for you.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a construction accident, the experienced New York construction accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with construction accident lawsuits in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida.
If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case. Other toll-free phone numbers for us include: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com.
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