Construction Accident Attorney

The Construction industry employs about six million Americans, but it is an inherently risky profession. According to the Department of Labor, construction accidents accounted for about 17% of all workplace fatalities, making it the industry with the second-highest rate of workplace fatalities, trailing only the transportation-warehousing industry.

Its greatest perils included falls (responsible for 35% of all construction deaths), electrocution, being struck by objects, and being trapped in equipment or in confined spaces, not to mention explosions, burns, excavation and trench collapses, crane and scaffolding accidents, and exposure to hazardous substances.

Construction Accident Law in New York

When a construction worker is injured on the job, an important issue is determining whether an injury claim will be handled by workers’ compensation. To answer that question, it is necessary to know by whom the injured worker was actually employed.

Especially in the world of construction, where it is common for a construction site to have both a general contractor and numerous subcontractors, disputes can arise whether the worker was in fact an employee of the general contractor, and thus limited to claims under the more restricted workers’ compensation system. An experienced construction accident lawyer can help untangle the true employer of an injured worker.

Free Consultation: Experienced New York City Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a family member has been involved in a construction accident, you should receive compensation for your medical expenses, financial losses, and pain and suffering. If you were harmed by someone’s violation of safety rules or other serious wrongdoing, you may further be entitled to punitive damages. For a free consultation with an experienced New York construction accident attorney, call the Law Office of Shane D. Scott, PC toll-free at 800-230-0744. If we take your case, you will not pay any attorney’s fee unless we win your case or you receive a satisfactory settlement.

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