New York Construction Site Lawyer
While construction sites offer many benefits such as work and employment opportunities, they can pose a great threat to those who are involved in the construction of these buildings. Every year there are many accidents that occur and many individuals who are serious injured in these accidents. In 2011 there were 128 construction accidents and 152 individuals who were injured in these accidents. In 2010 four people were killed in a construction accident and five were killed in 2011. At Jeffrey J. Shapiro & Associates, LLC we offer legal assistance to those who have suffered an injury in a construction accident. We will be able to assist you in all of the following ways:
Types of Accidents
There are many different types of accidents that can occur on a construction site, some of the more common ones include slip and fall accidents and falling objects.
Scaffolding is designed to support workers, tools and materials, however accidents can occur where the scaffolding is not properly constructed and can result in serious accidents for many individuals.
Ladders are a very common tool that are used in various construction projects, these are designed to hold a specific amount of weight and when a defective ladder is used that does not support the assumed weight, the results can be very serious depending on the height of the ladder.
New Building Construction Accidents
When beginning a new building project as opposed to renovating an old building, there are many risks involved in the process, there are materials that may need to be lifted to great heights and there is a great risk for falling objects to cause injuries.
Building Renovation Accidents
There are many risks associated with building renovation, there could be unseen obstacles, water damage that can result in an employee falling through the roof or a high level. There is also the risk of falling objects due to removing materials and renovating the premises.
Accidents Due to a Dangerous Job Site
It is the responsibility of your employer to provide you with a safe work environment and when the job site you are working at is unreasonably unsafe then your employer may be held liable for any injuries you incur due to this dangerous site.
Accidents Due to Defective Equipment
When you are injured by the use of a defective product then this may be a case of product liability where the manufacturer may be held liable for the injuries you have sustained because they produced a defective product.
Accidents Due to Unsafe Work Practices
If you are injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of your coworkers then you may be entitled to collect monetary compensation for your injuries. You and your coworkers are bound by various safety rules and regulations in the workplace, violating these rules can result in serious injury.
Injured in an accident? We can help!
At Jeffrey J. Shapiro & Associates, LLC a New York construction site attorney will be able to provide you with the skillful legal assistance that you will need on your side if you are seeking to obtain damages for the injuries you have sustained. It is vitally important to the success of your case that you do not delay in speaking with a skilled representative from our firm to discuss your case and how we can help you. Contact our firm today for skilled legal assistance.