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Construction accidents can result in serious injuries and even death. They can affect workers, supervisors, and even passersby. If you have been injured on a construction site, you have rights under New York law, and Kucher Law will fight to protect those. Contact us today to schedule your no-obligation consultation.

New York law requires that employers inspect worksites and that safety engineers create strategies and implement safety measures to protect workers and others. However, that does little to mitigate the number of accidents each year. At Kucher Law, we believe that most worksite accidents are avoidable. Employers who fail to follow the law and ensure the safety of their workers and passersby should be held accountable. We bring years of experience handling construction accident cases to the table and will fight for your rights under the law.

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Most Common Types of Construction Accidents

Construction accidents run the gamut from tool-related mishaps to wall collapses, and everything in between. At Kucher Law, we represent workers and their families who have been injured or killed in accidents involving:

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What’s more, accidents can happen on any construction site. That includes high-rise projects, but also a broad range of others, including:

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Also, construction accidents can involve some of the most hardworking New Yorkers. It’s not just about construction workers. Some of the many trades that might be involved in a construction project include:

Recently the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) conducted a study that discovered safety violations in approximately 66% of construction job sites in New York. The Complicated Situation Facing Injured Construction Workers If you were injured in a construction site accident in New York City, the situation you face could be more than a little complicated. In many cases, the accident might have occurred through no fault of your own. Rather, it was caused by negligence. Who is responsible in these instances?

The situation varies from case to case. In some construction injury cases, the negligent party is the general contractor. In others, it might be the owner of the construction site. In yet other situations, both the general contractor and the site owner might have some liability under Sections 200, 240, and 241(6) of the New York State Labor Law.

Section 200: This section of the New York Labor Law specifies that all worksites be “constructed, equipped, arranged, operated, and conducted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, health, and safety of all persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.”

Section 240: Section 240 of the New York Labor Law specifically deals with scaffolding and the rights of workers who fall from scaffolding or who are struck by falling objects on the worksite. The law specifies that general contractors and/or construction site owners provide scaffolding and other relevant safety measures to help ensure workers are protected while doing their jobs.

Section 241(6): This section of the New York Labor Law deals with construction, excavation, and demolition work, stating that all areas “shall be so constructed, shored, equipped, guarded, arranged, operated, and conducted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection and safety to the persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.”

Why It’s Vital to Work with an Experienced New York Construction Accident Attorney

Construction accidents are rarely minor and often result in serious injuries or even death. However, even minor injuries must be taken seriously. Individuals injured through the negligence of a general contractor or a construction site owner deserve someone in their corner, fighting for them. At Kucher Law, we work to secure the compensation you deserve. We build the strongest case possible by:

Obtaining all official accident reports, including OSHA investigation findings, citations, Department of Buildings records, and more.

Obtaining your medical records and bills, and police reports.

Obtaining witness statements and following up with all witnesses. We also obtain witness affidavits as quickly as possible to ensure accuracy in the description of events.

Investigating the accident scene and any signs of negligence, including violations of New York Labor Law Sections 200, 240, and 241(6).

Obtaining all contracts and identifying all contractors.

Identifying the chain of authority and responsibility – who was responsible for supervising the worksite and worksite safety? Was that responsibility delegated to someone else?

Obtaining insurance policies, including all endorsements.

Obtaining job documents, safety memos, inspection records, safety meeting records, work permits, progress sheets, daily logs, and more.

Determining the presence or absence of safety committee minutes, as well as progress notes and other information that details safety steps.

Conducting a post-accident investigation into the cause of the accident and all surrounding details, documentation, and responsible parties.

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Yes, you have rights. Depending on the situation, you may be able to bring a negligence suit.

Yes, you can. Often, worker’s compensation is insufficient to cover the medical bills, pain, and suffering, and other costs involved.

It’s possible. Many cases do settle before going to trial. However, that does not mean yours will.

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Build the Strongest Case Possible If you’ve been injured in a construction accident in New York City, we can help.

At Kucher Law, we have worked with many construction workers to obtain the best possible outcome for their case. We understand the inherent dangers involved in an industry that represents about 7 percent of the US workforce yet accounts for more than 20 percent of all workplace fatalities. We can do the same for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation: (929) 274 8000.

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