Often, economic considerations and project deadlines are prioritized over keeping a job site safe for workers. As a result, hardworking men and women are exposed to unnecessary dangers that ultimately result in catastrophic injuries or even death. Three key laws protect construction workers: Sections 200, 240 (1), and 241 (6) of the New York State Labor Law. Choosing a law firm that continually works with these statues is critical to a full and fair recovery. We at Collins & Collins work on these types of cases every day. The premises of the statues are simple and direct. Owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects and equipment manufacturers all share responsibility for promoting safety on the project site. If any of these parties violate the laws, and that violation causes the accident, one or more of these parties may be held liable for the resulting injuries.
Construction injuries often occur as result of:
- Unsafe ladders
- Improperly assembled scaffolding
- Inadequate fall protection
- Forklift rollovers
- Dropped loads from cranes
- Poorly constructed walls or floors
- Other job site dangers job site dangers will come from accidents
These accidents often result in severe injuries such as spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, fractured bones requiring surgical repair, amputations and more.
At Collins & Collins, our construction- accident attorneys have handled these types of cases all over New York State. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a construction accident, please contact us for a free consultation. As an injured construction worker, you deserve an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal process and fight for your rights. Call us today.