Some of the more common types of construction site accidents include scaffold falls, ladder falls, crane injuries, heavy machinery accidents, electrocution, burns, explosions, trench collapses, elevator accidents, falling objects and forklift accidents. Our firm work works to achieve compensation by aggresively advocating on behalf of our clients. New York construction accidents occur at an alarmingly common rate, with anywhere between 150 and 220 being reported on a yearly basis. Sadly, many of these are preventable.
If you or your loved one has been injured, an attorney can help explain to your the process for asserting a claim against your contractor, employer, or third party. An experienced lawyer in this field can also explain to you the difference between a construction accident claim and a claim for Workers Compensation. The longer you wait to speak to a lawyer, the more difficult your chances for a strong recovery for your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, diminished earning capacity, lost income and pay, and pain and suffering.