At Leonard & Cummings, LLP we know that you are a responsible construction worker who understands the dangers of your worksite. Each day that you go to work, you’re aware of what is going on around you, you wear the proper safety equipment, and never take risks that could result in serious injury to yourself or others. The unfortunate fact is that no matter how careful and diligent you are, you can still end up suffering a significant injury on the job. Heavy machinery, powerful tools, elevated working areas, and reliance upon other workers and trades are daily hazards on the job site. These inherent dangers do not take away the duty to provide workers, such as yourself, with a safe workplace. Our personal injury lawyers will guide you every step of the way and help you reach the best outcome in your case.
Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents
There are numerous ways for construction workers to be seriously injured on a work site. Even the most experienced workers can incur injuries on the job due to the neglect of others. New York has created special laws to protect construction workers due to the inherent dangers of construction worksites. The lawyers at Leonard & Cummings, LLP have seen many types of construction related accidents and we know how best to handle them in the court of law.
Common construction site accidents can include:
- Falling construction materials
- Crane accidents
- Tool misuse
- Scaffolding falls
- Burns and electrocution
- Chemical spills
- Improper training
- Lack of provided safety equipment
- Ladder failures
Construction Accident Legal Options
Litigating a construction accident can be a very complicated process due to the number of parties involved that are liable for the accident. For this reason it is best to hire an experienced construction accident litigators like Leonard & Cummings, LLP to guide you through the process.
While many worksite accident victims are relegated to Workers Compensation, there are some cases where a third party may be at fault. Navigating your options can be confusing and complicated but with Leonard & Cummings, LLP on your side, we can help you through every step of the process and work out your best options for moving forward.
Call Leonard & Cummings, LLP Today
If you have been hurt in a construction accident and want to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about how to proceed, call our firm at (607) 772-9262 for a free consultation or fill out our online case review form today.