Construction Accident Cases
Construction accident cases can be complex and difficult to navigate on your own. If you have been injured on a job site, you will need to contact an experienced Buffalo construction accident lawyer right away to take on your case against the insurance companies.
Construction Accident Cases | New York Safety Laws
When a worker falls from a height, serious injuries can result. New York State Labor Law 240 requires that proper safety protection be provided by owners of buildings and general contractors to all workers while they operate at a height. This protection includes harnesses, lifelines, and other equipment designed to prevent such falls.
Construction Accident Cases | Damages
Injuries sustained during demolition or excavation, due to a falling object can compromise a worker’s ability to earn wages and provide for their family. In New York State, damages consist of several components, the most significant of which are physical damages, physical injuries, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Less clear injuries can include the psychological aspects of injuries. Added to one’s physical and psychological damages is an element of special damages that may include loss of wages in the future and the loss of earning capacity. We will aggressively pursue all legal remedies for the worker, including compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra PLLC knows the dangers that construction workers face every day. Too often, profits are put ahead of safety, resulting in serious personal injuries to construction workers. New York State has laws specifically designed to protect workers who are injured on a construction site. Proper safety protection must be provided by owners of buildings and general contractors for all workers. This includes but is not limited to providing safety devices such as harnesses, preventing dangerous debris from accumulating, and preventing workers from being struck by falling objects. We represent workers injured by many different types of construction accidents.