Construction site accidents include building site accidents and highway maintenance and repair accidents. If you suffered an injury in a construction-related accident in Brookhaven, you may be able to recover damages for your losses.
A construction accident lawyer in Brookhaven with Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to provide legal assistance and guidance to you at this time. Allow us to investigate your case, identify the liable party, and pursue compensation on your behalf when we represent you.
You can contact a representative of Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900. We can discuss your injuries with you, walk you through your legal options, and help evaluate your case to determine whether or not you have grounds for an accident claim as part of a free, no-obligation consultation.
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Causes of Construction Site Injuries
There are many causes of construction accidents. When it comes to fatalities, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) refers to the four leading causes of construction site deaths as the “fatal four.” These are:
- Being struck by an object
- Being caught in or between objects, equipment, structures, or materials
OSHA reports that these accident types alone caused 58.6% of all construction worker fatal injuries in 2018. It is important to note that highway construction sites also pose serious hazards to workers, and these accidents are included in this category.
Common causes of highway construction site injuries include:
- Distracted or impaired driving
- A failure to follow posted warning signs and construction signals
- Unsafe passing in construction zones
- Worker errors
- Equipment malfunctions
- Improper maintenance or setup of worksite
Fines and penalties in road work zones are higher than elsewhere because of the dangers posed to highway construction workers at such worksites. Despite this fact, many people still do not take adequate care when driving past work zones. Construction workers usually have little protection beyond hard hats while on the job, and they can easily sustain catastrophic injuries if struck by a vehicle.
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Construction Injuries May Be Caused by Negligence
OSHA regulations exist to keep construction workers safe, and violations of these rules may be considered negligence in a personal injury lawsuit. Some of the violations that may lead to accidents and injuries include:
- A lack of fall protection
- A lack of training regarding falls
- Hazardous chemical handling and labeling
- Unsecured scaffolding or ladders
- A lack of respiratory protection
- Inadequate electric and power safety
- Safe use of powered industrial trucks
- Inadequate machine guards
- Eye and face protection
Injuries caused by these oversights can often be tied to the negligence, inattention, distraction, incompetence, or lack of training of an at-fault party. Multiple parties at construction sites may be expected to know the kinds of actions and precautions that must be taken to prevent an accident from happening or to at least reduce the risk of an accident from occurring. Their failure to do so may be tantamount to negligence, and they may be held liable for some or all of the resultant damages.
Scaffolding accidents, in particular, are a major issue in construction sites. New York Labor Law (LAB) §240 and LAB §241 outline the safety rules that apply to the use of scaffolding in construction in New York. These laws also outline some of the parties that may and may not be held liable for accidents that occur when scaffolding is erected or used for various construction tasks.
If you believe that another party’s negligence caused or contributed to your construction site injuries, call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900 for a free consultation with a member of our team.
Construction Site Injuries
Construction site injuries can be very serious. Common injuries seen in construction accident cases include:
- Head, brain, and spinal cord damage
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Chemical burns
- Blunt force impact injuries
- Cut body parts
- Puncture wounds
These injuries can lead to considerable costs, as well. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may have to pay for:
- Long-term medical care
- Tests and diagnostic services
- Rehabilitation and therapy
If another party’s negligence caused your construction site injuries, you may be able to recover compensation from them for your medical bills. You may also be able to seek compensation for:
- Estimated future cost of medical care
- Reduced earning capability
- Pain and suffering
- Pecuniary loss in the event of a wrongful death
- And more
A construction accident lawyer in Brookhaven with Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can gather evidence of the value of your damages to use in settlement negotiations or on trial when we represent you.
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Pursuing Compensation for Construction Injuries
There may be more than one party from whom you can seek compensation for construction injuries. These parties include:
- A construction company
- A construction site owner
- Prime, general, and subcontractors
- Equipment manufacturers
- Drivers or transportation and delivery operators
- A member of a maintenance crew or a maintenance services company
- Another liable party involved
Whether or not you can sue a given party for damages you suffered in a construction accident depends on the degree of control that that party had over the construction site and the role that the party played in causing your injuries.
To pursue a construction accident claim, you may need to connect a specific accident to specific losses and damages and prove that your injuries could have been prevented had the at-fault party identified in your claim taken reasonable steps to safeguard your health and wellbeing. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can work to establish these links using evidence such as photos, video recordings, eyewitness testimony, and maintenance logs when we represent you.
Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. Today
A construction accident lawyer in Brookhaven with Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can handle all aspects of your case when we represent you. While we do not handle workers’ compensation cases, we can work with your workers’ compensation attorney.
To learn more in a free consultation with a member of our team, call us today at (631) 451-7900. We can assist callers in Spanish if needed.