Common Types of Construction Accidents
Construction workers have certain protections under New York’s Scaffold Law, per LAB §240 and LAB §241. These laws establish safety guidelines that contractors and site owners must follow. When these guidelines are violated, and a worker gets hurt, the injured worker has a right to sue for compensation.
There are a variety of factors that can contribute to the potential hazards on a job site. Some of the most common types of construction site accidents include:
Falling debris can take anyone by surprise, including construction workers, pedestrians walking by, or other occupants of the building. Construction sites are often filled with tools, materials, and other objects. If any of these items fall from a height, they could hit someone below and injure them.
When construction sites are in progress, there are often exposed wires. If a wire has power running to it, touching the wire could lead to electrocution.
Construction workers have a risk of being hit by a vehicle, especially if their construction site is close to a road. Drivers may be distracted and not notice the construction zone.
Construction work often requires workers to be on ladders or working from extremely high places. Falling is a common cause of construction site injuries. If a construction site is not kept in order, a worker or anyone on site could also trip and fall over materials or tools lying around.
If you were injured in a construction accident, a construction accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serving East Hampton can work with you to get the evidence needed to support your claim. We can even work alongside your worker’s compensation attorney as well if you have one. You will not have to pay us anything if we are not able to get you compensation after your accident.
How a Lawyer From Our Firm Can Help
If you were injured in a construction accident, you should not have to pay for your medical expenses on your own. Someone else’s negligence or mistakes should not cost you your life savings. There are many different pieces to consider when fighting for your compensation. A construction accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serving East Hampton can walk you through this process so you can focus on healing.
Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900 to get started with a free consultation from a member of our team. We have English and Spanish speakers available to take your call.