Construction Site Accident Personal Injury
Construction sites are often very dangerous places to work. Recognizing the inherent dangers at a construction site, our state legislators have enacted special laws that afford construction workers greater protection than those in other professions.
At construction sites and during building repairs, the owner and the general contractor must provide certain safeguards. Special statutes have been enacted to protect workers who fall from an elevated workplace, such as a ladder or scaffold, as well as those who are injured by falling objects from these worksites. The statute is Labor Law section 240 and 241 and can make the project owner, general contractor or others responsible for your injury. If a worker can establish that he or she was injured because of an unsafe condition, the worker may be entitled to make a claim for injuries beyond what’s available under the Workers’ Compensation system.
Our personal injury attorneys have experience handling all aspects of construction site litigation cases, including:
- Defective ladder and scaffolding cases
- Failure to properly secure equipment
- Failure to use safety harnesses
- Failure to secure tools
- Failure to secure materials
- Defective hoists