Assisting All Victims of Construction-Related Accidents in New York

While construction sites top the list of the most dangerous workplaces in the nation, it’s important to note that employees are not the only individuals who are at risk of injury when on or near a construction site. In fact, pedestrians and motorists are struck by falling construction site debris or injured in accidents resulting from unmarked roadway construction at an alarming rate. Whether due to an unsafe work site, third party negligence, or sheer accident, construction accidents can have devastating consequences for the affected parties, many of whom sustain seriously debilitating injuries.

Fortunately, those who are injured on construction sites are usually eligible for some sort of compensation with the help of a diligent personal injury attorney. For help determining whether you or a loved one could be eligible for compensation after this type of accident, please contact an experienced Buffalo construction accident lawyer at our firm.

Types of Construction Accidents

Construction sites are notoriously dangerous work environments, as employees are at risk of being injured in a wide range of accidents.

Construction accidents are commonly caused by:

  • Falling hazards, including debris, tools, and building materials that were not properly secured
  • Scaffolding mishaps, including falls, which are often caused by a failure to properly assemble, secure, or maintain the scaffolding itself
  • Building collapses
  • Vehicle accidents involving large trucks or construction equipment, including everything from tractor trailers and delivery trucks to bulldozers and dump trucks
  • Crane collapses, which typically involve unsecured cargo coming loose
  • Becoming caught in or between construction equipment or objects
  • Exposed power lines, faulty wiring, and electrical issues, all of which can result in electrocution

While these may be the most common accidents in which construction site workers and nearby residents could become involved, they are by no means the only ones. If you were injured on or near a construction site in any way, it is critical to speak with an experienced Buffalo construction accident attorney who can evaluate your claim.

Do New York’s Labor Laws Protect Construction Workers?

Most of those who are injured on or near construction sites are employees. Fortunately, New York law specifically protects workers who are injured during demolition, renovations, and while fulfilling other duties on a construction site. For instance, Section 240 of New York’s Labor Law requires construction sites to provide employees with protection from falling objects. This includes a requirement that all scaffolding on the state come with safety rails that have been properly attached, braced, or bolted in such a way that prevents swaying.

Contractors and construction companies that fail to abide by these labor laws could be held liable for injuries resulting from their negligent actions. In fact, even if an employer was not at fault for an accident, an employee who was injured on a construction site, could seek compensation through the state’s workers’ compensation program.

Over the years, our aggressive and tireless approach has helped us recover hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, including many million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. Our Buffalo construction accident attorneys are ready to guide you through this process with the respect, dignity, and compassion you deserve.

Call a Buffalo Construction Accident Attorney Today

To speak with a Buffalo construction accident lawyer about your incident and resulting injuries, please reach out to Richmond Vona, LLC today. Unlike a lot of other law firms, we actually take the time to sit down with you and listen to your story in order to fully understand what happened and how your injuries have affected your life. Our legal team conducts thorough, exhaustive investigations into these types of cases in order to uncover all possible avenues of compensation. We look at all of the relevant factors in order to determine how best to proceed. We are always honest and upfront with potential clients; we only accept cases that we truly believe we can win.

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