Construction Accident Lawyers in Rochester, NY
Rochester, NY Lawyers Help Construction Accident Victims in Monroe and Wayne Counties
Construction workers do important work – building the roads, bridges, houses, building and other structures we all use everyday. They have every right to feel safe while they are performing their duties at work, like anyone else trying to earn a living to take care of their families. However, construction workers face far more dangerous situations throughout their regular workday than office workers, teachers and most other types of occupations. Construction workers perform dangerous tasks at elevated heights and while using heavy machinery. As a result, they constantly have to worry about sustaining a serious on-the-job injury.
One thing that construction workers should not have to worry about is what will happen to them, or their loved ones, in the event of a catastrophic construction accident. The personal injury lawyers at LaDuca Law Firm have more than 30 years of combined experience representing construction accident victims throughout Monroe County, Wayne County and the rest of Upstate NY, including Buffalo, Henrietta, Irondequoit and Webster. We will fight hard for your family to obtain the maximum compensation possible following your construction accident.
Why You Need a Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer from LaDuca Law Firm
Construction companies have a legal obligation to maintain a safe worksite. When a construction site operator tries to save a few bucks by cutting corners when it comes to safety, workers are more likely to sustain significant injuries in accidents. In New York, employees injured in worksite accidents are not permitted to sue their employer. Instead, they are encouraged to file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation system for medical treatment, lost wages and a possible cash award depending on the extent of their long-term injuries.
However, if you have a Third Party Claim (evidence your injuries were caused by someone or something other than your employer or a cop-workers) you may be able to file a claim against the other party. For example, if your construction accident was caused by a defective work tool, you may be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the equipment. This is a personal injury claim against a negligent third party, so Workers’ Compensation caps on damages won’t apply.
Additionally, once you have reached maximum level of improvement following medical treatment, you may be entitled to pursue a cash award under the Workers’ Comp system. For any legal matter relating to a workplace accident, contact LaDuca Law Firm. Our successful verdicts and settlements include a $2.2 million win for a construction worker who suffered a traumatic brain injury and a $900,000 win for a construction worker who sustained a fractured arm. We understand how difficult it can be to cover medical expenses in the aftermath of a serious slip & fall accident. That’s why we will fight to secure maximum compensation for you and your loved ones.
The Most Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents in New York
Some of the most common causes of construction site accidents in Monroe County, Wayne County and elsewhere in Upstate New York include:
Slip & Falls: The most common accidents at construction sites are slip & falls and trip & falls. Slip and fall injuries are magnified at a construction site because the falls often come from great heights.
Scaffold Accidents: If construction site scaffolding lacks guard railings or scaffold ties, workers can fall from a high altitude and suffer severe injuries.
Roof Falls: Construction workers often have to maintain their balance while performing dangerous tasks on roofs. A slip and fall accident from a roof can lead to serious injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord damage and head trauma.
Ladder Accidents: When a ladder collapses at a construction site, workers fall from a great height and sustain significant harm as a result of making direct contact with the ground.
Falling Objects: Construction site workers have to be on the lookout for falling tools and equipment, which can cause serious injuries to workers on the ground level.
Buffalo, NY Attorneys Fight to Secure Financial Compensation for Construction Accident Victims in Upstate New York
The first thing you should do after a construction accident is seek medical treatment. Your next step should be to call a knowledgeable NY personal injury and Workers’ Compensation attorney. A skilled accident attorney can investigate your accident and identify all of the responsible parties. This is important because New York law provides injured construction workers with different remedies in the event of a work-related injury. If you tragically lost a loved one as a result of a construction site accident, you may be entitled to damages for wrongful death.
The attorneys at LaDuca Law Firm know how to win a construction accident case because we have handled countless personal injury and Workers’ Compensation claims in Buffalo, Rochester, Canandaigua, Henrietta and everywhere else in Upstate NY. Do not sign any documents provided by your employer before one of our experienced attorneys has a chance to look it over. Call us now to speak with a member of our legal team and schedule a free consultation at our office in Rochester, NY.