Construction site accidents often result in serious injury or lead to the death of workers and passersby. Workers often must lift heavy objects, operate large machinery, and perform job duties at elevated heights. Proper protocol and safety practices are required to decrease the risk of job site injury to workers on scaffolds or passers-by. When someone causes a construction accident through negligence, they may be liable for the victim’s injuries or their family’s loss.
At Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., our lawyers have been helping the victims of construction site accidents since 1981. Contact our New York or New Jersey office to learn about your rights and your options after a construction site accident. We offer a free initial consultation, so call today or use our online form.
A general contractor or a supervisor at a construction site is responsible for enforcing and maintaining a certain level of safety. Workers are protected by adherence to OSHA regulations. OSHA often has to make an official investigation on behalf of the federal government. OSHA also sets minimum work place standards which may be helpful in prosecuting a claim, if they were violated.
Employers of construction workers must properly train their employees. Companies that manufacture construction equipment must provide proper warnings and insure that the machinery was properly designed and manufactured. When these standards are not met and someone is injured as a result, they are entitled to compensation for worker injuries and may be able to sue the manufacturer, supervisor, or employer for damages.
Our attorneys handle cases involving in a wide variety of construction site accidents, including:
Our law firm also handles asbestos related injuries and has the resources to build a strong case seeking maximum compensation for your injuries. We conduct a thorough investigation to make sure that all the facts in the case are known. We obtain copies of any OSHA investigations of the site and the contractor. We prepare for trial in our state-of-the-art courtroom, doing everything possible to make sure your rights are protected and that you receive the benefits and compensation you need and deserve.
Contact Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., today to speak with an experienced construction accident attorney. We are proud to serve construction workers in New York City and northern New Jersey, including those in communities such as Newark, Elizabeth, Paterson, Trenton and Teaneck.
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