Fighting For Compensation After Construction Site Accidents
Construction sites inherently present a number of hazards, such as falling objects, crane accidents, electric shock, collisions, scaffolding accidents, welding accidents, fires and explosions, and falls from heights. To prevent personal injury to workers, employers, contractors and construction site owners are expected to maintain a certain level of safety. However, sometimes construction companies ignore those preventative steps.
When you are injured in a construction accident because your work environment was unsafe, New York law states that you are entitled to monetary compensation. At Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law, we will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced team of construction accident attorneys has valuable technical knowledge of construction safety and the laws protecting construction workers. We team up with construction managers, equipment safety experts, scaffolding experts and civil engineers to ensure no stone is left unturned in our investigation or prosecution of your case. With offices in Poughkeepsie, Utica, Monticello, Middletown and Albany, we can assist clients throughout New York.
A Safety Breach Can Lead To Devastating Injuries
Protection of the rights and safety of the men and women who work in the construction trades is one of our firm’s founding values and continuing missions. That includes our particular focus on heavy construction, where your future can be changed in an instant by accidents involving rigging, scaffolding, excavation, high steel, blasting or heavy equipment operation.
We can help you seek justice after construction injuries resulting from:
- Heavy equipment operation
- Fires and explosions
- Falls from heights
- Struck-by or caught-between accidents
- Electrical accidents and burns
- Crane accidents
- Falling objects
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides and enforces safety regulations on construction and job sites. Your employer owes a duty of care to employees and visitors, ensuring a safe work environment to try and prevent accidents.
When that duty is breached, you can pursue compensation for your injuries through economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include medical expenses, lost wages and any other monetary losses caused by your accident. Noneconomic damages include harms such as pain and suffering. We can also help you pursue workers’ compensation and third-party claims.
Guiding You Through The Next Steps
When recovering from an injury after a construction accident, you may feel overwhelmed by the legal process. When you work with us, we will be by your side throughout your case, so you always feel confident and comfortable with your next steps. We will help you gather relevant evidence, including incident reports and witness testimonies. We will also help you determine the at-fault parties. In a construction accident, various parties can be held responsible depending on the circumstances of your accident.
At Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law, we will bring construction safety experts to help determine which parties were negligent and at fault. We will consider the liability of the property owners, construction companies, contractors and machine manufacturers. Our attorneys have experience both in and out of the courtroom. Whether your case requires litigation or we can help settle it before trial, we will ensure you have all the information to make an informed decision.
Work With Us To Fight For The Justice You Deserve
At Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law, our lawyers work hard for those injured due to the negligence of others at construction sites. If you are injured or a loved one is lost because someone did not do the right thing for safety at a construction site, we will help you receive the compensation you deserve. We handle cases all over the state of New York.