AGGRESSIVE ADVOCACY FOR INJURED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
Construction Accident Attorneys White Plains NY
AGGRESSIVELY ADVOCATING FOR OUR CLIENTS SINCE 1959
Due to the nature of construction work, the men and women who work on construction sites face risks every time they are on the clock. Construction sites can be dangerous places to work, especially when employers and site managers do not make safety a priority. Greenspan & Greenspan P.C., we help injured New York construction workers understand their rights and move forward with the appropriate course of action after an accident.
If you are hurt, you may be unable to work and support your family. The aftermath of a construction accident can be distressing, but we can help. Our goal is to help you regain your financial stability and confidence for the future. Our lawyers have decades of experience helping injured workers pursue the compensation they deserve through Third Civil Lawsuits.
Common Types Of Accidents On Construction Sites
Construction workers have incredibly important jobs, but in performing these jobs, they often face risks to their personal health and well-being. Faulty equipment, moving vehicles, lack of safety equipment and improper procedures can lead to accidents that may result in devastating injuries. In many cases, it may be possible to also seek compensation through a personal injury claim while also filing for workers’ compensation benefits.
We assist workers who have been injured in any type of on-the-job accident, including:
Scaffolds and other types of temporary platforms on construction sites allow workers to work at heights that would be unreachable otherwise. These inherently dangerous scaffolds can often cause injuries on construction sites.
The majority of construction sites feature scaffolds. Many individual construction workers are injured on scaffolds every year throughout the United States. Scaffolding accidents have different types of causes. The following are some of the causes of scaffolding accidents on construction sites.
Improper construction is one of the main causes of injuries suffered by individuals on scaffolds. If scaffolds are not manufactured according to industry standards they are more likely to cause serious personal injuries to construction workers.
If scaffolding is improperly installed it can lead to serious injuries and dangerous accidents. All those responsible for installing scaffoling on a construction may be liable for any injuries suffered by an employee.
Accidents on construction sites are often related to transportation. Many construction sites contain unreasonably dangerous or hazardous conditions that can cause fatalities when a truck or other motor vehicle is involved. Sometimes construction workers are lodged against a truck during a collision on a construction site. Also, improper lighting and ambiguous directions can cause serious bodily injury and death.
All possible dangers should be posted on signs and warnings should be visible to all employees working on the construction site. Also, barriers such as sand bags and water barriers should be utilized to protect construction workers from vehicles traveling on the construction site.
Lastly, flagging is also a safety tool that all construction crews should use on construction sites. Flagging allows vehicles to recognize areas where they should not travel because it poses a risk of serious bodily injury or death to construction workers.
Some of the most common injuries that occur during these types of accidents on construction sites are as follows:
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractured bones
These injuries may also occur during falls. When a construction worker falls at a construction site the risk of serious bodily injury or death is high. The following dangerous conditions often cause falls at construction sites:
- Window openings
- Unsecured decking
- Defective ladders
- Collapsed awnings
- Wet surfaces
- Scaffolding injuries
- Stairway defects
- Flooring holes
- Collapsed floors
- Unprotected edges or enbankments
These conditions can lead to catastrophic injuries in a matter of seconds. Physical injuries may also include hearing loss and vision loss. Many construction workers lose their sight and hearing when they suffer serious injuries on construction sites.
Construction sites are very dangerous work environments. Construction workers must be aware of their surroundings and contend with different hazards that may arise in any given moment of any work shift. Serious injuries, disabilities, and fatalities can all happen in the blink of an eye during a construction site injury.
If you have suffered serious bodily injury during a construction site injury seek medical treatment immediately and retain legal representation.
Schedule Your No-Obligation Evaluation Today
After a construction accident, we can explain your rights and help you move forward. Contact our White Plains office at 914-946-2500 or email to make an appointment for a free evaluation of your case with one of our lawyers. Hablamos Español.
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Do Not Let Your Immigration Status Prevent You From Seeking Compensation You Deserve
We protect the rights of all construction workers – including undocumented ones. If you are undocumented, you could still be entitled to compensation through a third-party claim. It is in your interests to work with an attorney who can preserve your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
In any type of accident claim, we do not delay in jumping in and taking immediate action on behalf of our clients. Our aggressive approach has played a large role in the success we have built since our founding in 1959.
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