Long Island Attorneys For Injured Construction Workers
Construction sites are hazardous workplaces, and the construction industry operates under state and federal regulations designed to prevent injuries. However, construction workers continue to experience a high number of serious or fatal accidents every year.
Representing New York Construction Workers In Injury Claims
For more than 35 years, attorneys at our Mineola law firm, the Law Offices of Louis D. Stober, Jr., L.L.C., have been supporters of labor unions in Long Island, New York City, and throughout the Hudson Valley. Construction workers injured on the job rely on our lawyers for assistance in recovering full compensation for injuries. If you or a member of your family was seriously injured in a construction accident, and you would like to speak with a member of the firm about your accident claim, please contact our office to arrange a free consultation.
Scaffold Falls And Other Elevation Accidents
Our attorneys represent construction workers with claims under the “Scaffold Law,” New York Labor Law section 240. Contractors and property owners are expected to take special precautions to protect those working on scaffolds, ladders, elevated walkways, and other heights. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations outline the responsibilities of employers, supervisors, and workers regarding the design, construction and inspection of scaffolds and lift devices. Employees injured in falls and by falling objects may have claims against employers and property owners.
Our Construction Injury Claim Practice
We assist construction workers and visitors to construction sites in claims involving a wide variety of factors, including the following:
- Scaffolding and ladder falls, including falls resulting from missing handrails and safety devices
- Crush injuries from collapsing walls and failed foundations
- Heavy equipment accidents, including crane accidents, forklift accidents and rollovers
- Electrical injuries and death by electrocution
- Gas explosions and burns
- Injuries from falling debris
- Slip-and-fall/trip-and-fall accidents
- Injuries from defective tools and equipment
- Chemical exposure and asbestosis
- Back injuries from repetitive lifting
- Wrongful death lawsuits
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
Construction Accidents And Sources Of Compensation
Workers’ compensation rarely provides adequate compensation for the true losses an employee suffers after an accident. Our lawyers work to identify additional claims on behalf of our clients, helping them recover maximum compensation. If you would like to discuss a construction accident claim with one of our lawyers, please call 877-791-8076 or email our Mineola, New York, office to arrange a free consultation.