Injured in a Construction Accident?
Western New York Construction Accident Attorneys
Although none would admit it, the owners and others in charge at a construction site place a higher priority on meeting project deadlines and keeping costs down than on keeping the job site safe for workers. This is the reason why many of our hardworking men and women are needlessly exposed to unnecessary dangers that can lead to catastrophic injuries and, in some cases, death.
At Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Bernhardt & Zosh, our construction accident lawyers represent injured carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, iron workers and many others in the Western New York area. We see too clearly the awful outcome when safety isn’t Job 1 at construction sites. Not just to the injured victim of a construction accident, but also the toll it takes on the family whose loved one has been severely injured or killed.
The Dangers of Construction Accidents
Owners, contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, and architects are all responsible for promoting the utmost safety in construction work sites. If a certain party is careless or negligent and it results in an accident, that party can be held liable for the injuries suffered in the accident.
Construction injuries can be caused by any of the following:
- Forklift rollovers
- Unsafe ladders
- Incorrect assembly of scaffolding
- Loads dropped from cranes
- Construction debris
- Poorly constructed floors or walls
- Other dangers at the site
These accidents can easily result in severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, amputations, fractured bones that require surgical repair, and more.
How Our Construction Accidents Lawyers of Western New York Can Help You
Special laws have been put in place for protecting the safety and health of construction workers. If you, or someone you care about, has suffered from an injury at a construction site, it is important that you understand your rights when it comes to compensation and benefits owed. In most cases, your claim would be governed by workers’ compensation law, with restrictions on how much you can receive. Be sure to follow proper procedures in reporting the accident and your injuries, so there’s not a delay in treatment. A work injury lawyer can make sure everything is done correctly, so you don’t have to wait to begin your recovery. By finding out more on what caused the accident, your lawyer will also determine if you can make a third-party claim in addition to the workers’ comp.
The injuries that are suffered at construction sites can be both life altering and life threatening. The serious injury attorneys at Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Bernhardt & Zosh understand that after making it through the trauma, your next consideration is to ensure that all your medical bills are covered, that you will not suffer financially because of lost wages, and that the insurance company will give you the payment needed for the future treatment of your injury. Our personal injury lawyers will talk to you about your situation and lay out your options, while making sure the insurance companies and the other parties provide prompt compensation and all of your needs will be addressed appropriately and quickly.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers for Your Free Legal Advice
Whether you are the one injured in a construction accident or the accident victim’s family member, don’t hesitate to contact Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Bernhardt & Zosh. Our construction accident lawyers have extensive experience in construction accident liabilities and compensation settlements for accidents all over Western New York. As an injured construction worker or family member, you deserve to have an experienced lawyer by your side to guide you through the intricate legal maze, and to join you in battle as you fight for all your rights. Call our office today!
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