Construction sites can be hazardous for any worker or passerby. Because of the inherent danger of working with power tools, unstable ground, heavy equipment and dangerous heights, safety must be of the highest priority. In order to ensure the safety of the site, property owners, project managers and contractors must follow numerous regulations and laws designed to prevent injuries.
At Farr & Bass, Attorneys at Law, we are committed to helping the victims and families of construction site accidents recover the compensation they deserve. With more than 25 years of experience helping clients in the Long Island area, we can help you through this difficult time.
Call 631-588-4000 for an initial consultation with an experienced Long Island construction accident attorney or contact us by e-mail for more information about our personal injury and construction site accident litigation services.
Strategic advocacy focused on your rights and recovery
We offer strategic counsel and advocacy to help you maximize your compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, long-term care needs or the wrongful death of a loved one. Our attorneys will begin an immediate investigation to preserve all evidence for your claim including pictures of the accident site, witness statements, expert analysis, accident reports and hospital records. From your consultation through the final resolution, we will focus on protecting your rights while maximizing your recovery.
Who is responsible for a construction site accident?
Both employers and contractors have a responsibility to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken and that a safe working environment is maintained on all construction sites. In New York, if you have been injured at a construction site you may be legally entitled to compensation for your injuries if it was the result of another person's negligence. Our firm has experience handling construction site accidents, involving:
- Heavy machinery
- Power tools
- Trench collapses
- Scaffolding accidents
- Ladder falls
- Electrical injuries/electrocution
- Burns or broken bones
- Loss of vision/loss of hearing
- Delivery truck and crane accidents
Strict liability in New York state
Some construction accident cases involve the strict liability statutes of the New York Labor Laws. New York state has a statute that provides special legal protection to workers while working at heights. The statute is Labor Law Section 240; also known as the "Scaffold Law." The scaffold law requires contractors and the owners of construction sites to provide safety equipment and training, such as harnesses and hoists, to workers who will be on raised surfaces like scaffolds or ladders.
The benefit of a strict liability case is that you do not need to prove negligence in order to make your case in court. Instead, you only need to show that the contractor or owner failed to provide the necessary safety equipment and training.
Speak with a Suffolk County OSHA violation attorney
Whether your accident was caused by falling scaffolding or an Occupations Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violation, we can help you. Call 631-588-4000 or contact us by e-mail to discuss your case with an experienced Bohemia, Suffolk County OSHA violation lawyer.
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