If you or a loved one has been seriously injured on a job site, our Buffalo attorneys can help you with recovering construction accident compensation. It is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. We are skilled in this area of law and have had years of experience successfully defending injured workers of Western New York against construction site insurance companies. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation and get started on your personal injury claim.
Recovering Construction Accident Compensation | Protecting Workers’ Rights
Our team of experienced Buffalo construction accident 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.
Recovering Construction Accident Compensation | New York State Labor Laws
When a worker falls from a height—for example, off scaffolding, a ladder, or another elevated surface—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.
Recovering Construction Accident Compensation | Providing Dedicated Representation
Injuries sustained during demolition or excavation, due to a falling object, and as a result of other dangerous conditions on a construction site can compromise a worker’s ability to earn wages and provide for her or his family. In New York State, damages consist of several components, the most significant of which are physical damage, physical injuries, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Less readily apparent 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. Our dedicated Buffalo construction accident attorneys will aggressively pursue all legal remedies for the worker, including compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a work zone, contact one of our experienced Buffalo construction accident attorneys to learn your rights.