What You Need to Know About Construction Site Accidents in New York State

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What You Need to Know About Construction Site Accidents in New York State

As the United States begins to shift back to some degree of normalcy, construction sites are among the first places to reopen. Though construction sites usually do not pose a threat to those who act responsibly, now, more than ever, people will be concerned for their safety. Please read on and reach out to our knowledgeable New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about construction site accidents, what to do after being injured in one, and how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What most commonly causes construction site accidents?

Construction sites, though generally safe under responsible supervisors and workers, however, there are times where serious accidents can occur. Some of the most common causes and types of construction site accidents are as follows:

  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Ladder collapses
  • Crush accidents
  • Truck and heavy equipment accidents
  • Trench cave-ins
  • Fatal accidents
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Supervisor negligence
  • Lifting injuries
  • Falling debris
  • Slips and falls
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Explosions

What should I do if I am injured in a construction site accident?

If you have been injured in a construction site accident, you are most likely looking to recover compensation for those injuries so you can heal and eventually return to work. To win compensation, however, you will have to hire an attorney who can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. To do so, our firm will work to uncover pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, security camera footage of your accident as it happened, witness statements, medical documents detailing the origin and extent of your injuries, and more.

What is a third-party lawsuit?

If you have been injured in a construction site accident and are looking to sue, you should understand that by law, you cannot sue your employer directly. This means that you will have to file a third-party lawsuit. A third-party lawsuit will generally seek to hold others responsible for your injuries, including designers, architects, equipment designers/manufacturers, and more. Our firm can analyze each aspect of your case to help ensure you recover the compensation you deserve and need to get back on your feet once again. Give us a call today for any additional questions you may have.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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