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Construction is the United States' largest industry, and unfortunately, construction site accidents kill and injure thousands of workers each year. Despite legal and trade provisions in place to prevent construction accidents, one out of every ten construction workers suffer some kind of on the job injury. Our construction accident attorneys have handled a great variety of cases, including those involving:

  • Falls
  • Scaffolding, Crane, Derrick, Conveyor, Ladder, Winch, Grater, Scraper, Backhoe, and Boiler Accidents
  • Power Line Injuries
  • Trenching Injuries
  • Fire and Explosion
  • Builder Neglect
  • Building Collapse
  • Inadequate Barricades
  • OSHA Non-Compliance
  • Injured construction workers

Although most injured construction workers will be entitled to Workers' Compensation benefits, these benefits will not cover all of the expenses faced by an injured worker and generally do not cover pain and suffering and the full range of damages available to the loved ones of a worker who is killed in an accident.

When a construction site accident occurs, responsibility for the personal injury can be attributed to a variety of individuals or businesses, including the owners, contractors and subcontractors, engineers, electricians, scaffolding companies, architects, insurance companies and manufacturers of equipment. For example, the general contractor and subcontractors must provide a reasonably safe work environment and manufacturers of construction equipment are responsible designing and maintaining safe products. In complex cases, in addition to negligence and workers' compensation, a construction accident lawyer must also consider the legal principles of agency and corporate law.

Call us today at 1(212) 868-3600 or on our toll free number at 1-855 NYC-HURT (855-692-4878) for your free consultation.

Ladder and Scaffold related injuries

Many injuries occur during construction, and many of those injuries are not a direct result of the injured parties fault. In fact, the lack of safety equipment, supervision, and improper material play a major role in construction accidents. Often we find that injuries that occur at construction site are more so the fault, negligence, or wrongdoing of an outside party and not the fault of the injured victim.

Construction sites pose many serious risks to those working at and around the area. Although construction companies and contractors are trained to maintain a safe environment, there are thousands of construction workers injured or killed on the job each year.

Although construction work involves risks, no employee should have to suffer serious injuries because of someone else's lack of care. Construction workers rely on manufacturers and fellow contractors to provide a safe construction site environment. When someone else's negligence injures you, you need a legal team with expertise in construction site injuries who will fight for your rights.

Common causes of construction site injuries and fatalities include equipment malfunctions, falls, exposure to toxic chemicals, and electrical dangers. Most of these issues can be avoided through proper site preparation, but construction site negligence unfortunately leaves many workers and families left to deal with medical bills, loss of income, and emotional distress after an accident occurs.

If you or a family member has been injured at a construction site, it is important to get in touch with an experienced construction site accident lawyer right away. Those injured due to construction site negligence may feel limited in their legal options, and may become frustrated because construction workers typically cannot sue their employers. It takes the expertise of a trusted construction site negligence lawyer to assess your situation and get you the help you need and the compensation you deserve, beyond just workers' compensation.

The worker's compensation system is not necessarily your only option. In many construction site accidents there are third parties other than your employer who may be responsible for your injuries. It may have been defective machinery or the negligence of another contractor that caused the problem.

If you’ve been injured as a result of negligence at a construction site, you need a legal team with expertise in construction site injuries who will fight for your rights. For years Sameer Chopra and Alex Nocerino, now partners of CHOPRA & NOCERINO, LLP, have been committed to defending the injured and their families.

Call us today at 1(212) 868-3600 or on our toll free number at 1-855 NYC-HURT (855-692-4878) for your free consultation.

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