Construction is one of the most dangerous careers. Working from heights and relying on cranes and complex machinery can all increase the risk of a chance of being injured on a Bronx construction site.
If you were injured in a construction accident, contact a qualified Bronx construction accident lawyer who can help you pursue compensation that you may be entitled to. At Shulman & Hill, we will work with you through every step of your case to ensure you have the best chance possible of receiving compensation.
Common Construction Accidents in the Bronx
According to statistics from OSHA, more than 20% of all work-related fatalities in the United States happen at construction sites. This does not account for the countless other types of accidents that may happen on a construction site that do not result in death.
Some of the common accidents that can occur on a Bronx construction site include–but are not limited to–the following:
No matter what kind of injury you sustain on the worksite, it will likely be detrimental to your health. While it is important to be safe on construction sites to avoid injuries, your employer and any relevant third parties (property owner, general contractors, subcontractors, etc.) should have different safety measures and guidelines in place to make sure workers do not get hurt.
If an accident happens regardless, you will likely be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, and you may also be able to pursue additional compensation by filing a lawsuit against any negligent third parties. Contact one of our professional skilled attorneys for a free legal consultation.
Who May Be Liable for a Construction Accident?
One of the jobs of a Bronx construction accident lawyer is to determine liability for the accident. Knowing who is liable will make it easier to file the claim and work on getting the client the necessary compensation they may be entitled to. Determining liability after an accident can be complicated, therefore it could be immensely helpful to work with a qualified attorney. A legal professional can conduct the investigations and research needed to determine who is liable.
Depending on what happened in your particular construction accident, it is possible that one or more parties will be liable for damages. Some of these include:
- Property owners
- General contractors
How to Determine Liability in a Bronx Construction Accident
Our construction accident attorneys will use a few different factors to determine who is liable for the accident. Some of the factors we may look to include:
Location of the Accident
Construction workers will perform various jobs in different places, meaning that they may work at different sites based on the job they do. The location where the accident occurs can help determine who is liable.
Conditions of the Accident Site
All construction sites must be kept in a reasonably safe condition, which includes remaining free from tripping and slipping hazards and being free from sharp projections which could cause injuries. If the job site was kept in disarray, and you tripped, slipped, or were otherwise injured as a result, you may have a case against the property owner and/or general contractor.
If there is faulty or defective equipment on the job site, which the contractors or owners knew about, and as a result, you were injured by the defective equipment, then there may be a liability against the contractors or owners.
Elevation and Height Risks
If a construction worker fell from a height because they were not provided with an adequate safety device, or if the device they were provided (i.e., ladder, scaffold) failed in some way and the worker was injured as a result, the contractor, owner, or potentially the equipment manufacturer in the event of a device failure, may all be held liable.
A contractor or owner may also be liable if a worker is injured by an object that fell from a height and the object was supposed to be secured for the purposes of the work but was not.
Our team prides itself on our track record of identifying potentially negligent third parties and holding them accountable for construction site injuries. Because many of our clients need to focus on healing and recuperating after an accident, many appreciate our help with filing claims and pursuing compensation on their behalf. A legal professional has the skills and resources to properly investigate your case to find evidence to bolster your personal injury claim.
Do I Need a Bronx Construction Accidents Lawyer?
If you are injured on a construction site, it could be helpful to work with a qualified attorney. With the right team to help, you can seek compensation for your injuries and lost wages. Some of the ways that a Bronx construction accident lawyer can help you include:
- Setting up a free legal consultation to discuss your case in detail to see how exactly they may be able to assist
- Investigating the case, conducting research, and gathering the evidence necessary to help you build a strong case
- Working with other relevant parties, such as experts
- Negotiating with insurance companies to reach a fair settlement
- Answering any legal questions you may have
- Filing paperwork on time
- Representing you in court if the case goes to trial
Contact a Bronx Construction Accidents Lawyer
At Shulman & Hill, you can rest assured your case will have a strong advocate. Our team is skilled and experienced in construction accidents and has a tremendous track record of providing the right care to those who are hurt at work in the Bronx.
If you are looking to move forward after an accident, contact us to set up your free legal consultation. We can be your best source of legal advice.