Construction accidents in this industry are common and are often severe or even deadly. Yet so many of these accidents could be prevented if everyone followed the safety measures laid out by OSHA and other safety groups. We can help you recover damages.
Damages from Construction Accident Injuries
Hazards are everywhere on job sites, including falls, heavy machinery, slipping, electrical hazards, chemical exposure, and more. Any of these can cause an accident that could cause severe injury or death.
If you’re the victim of an accident, you will face both financial and personal costs. These are the damages of your case. The most immediate one is the cost of current and future medical care. When you work with a construction accident lawyer, they’ll use their experience to calculate the value of your damages.
There are also many other damages you could be eligible to claim, including ones that don’t have a price tag, like the consequences of long-term physical disfigurement, emotional pain, pain and suffering, and others.
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Construction Accident Lawsuit
There is a limit to how long we can work on your case before you lose the chance to file for compensation. In New York, the statute of limitations for most personal injury lawsuits is three years. For wrongful death cases, the limit is two years. If you pass this deadline, the court will likely deny you the chance of compensation.
However, it is important to note that exceptions may apply to the case that permits you to file after the standard deadline has passed. Even if you believe you have missed your chance to pursue compensation, you should still consult an experienced attorney.
Examples of Negligence on Construction Sites
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for inspecting sites for workplace safety. They also compile data on workplace accidents to find the most common violations. If we can trace your accident to one of these violations, there’s a good chance of negligence, such as:
- Lack of fall protection
- Lack of respiratory protection
- Inadequate signage, safety rails, and other hazard warnings
- Poor or damaged scaffolding
- Inadequate protection against electrocution
- Collision or pinning by industrial vehicles
To win your construction accident case, we need to prove that someone else’s negligence was responsible for your accident. It could be your employer, but it could also be another worker or another company. We will inspect all the evidence to see who is most responsible for your injury before approaching them with a claim.
Contact Us To Learn About Construction Accident Issues In New York
If your loved one has been a victim of a construction site accident that caused injuries, schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options. You can call Gillette & Izzo Law Office in Syracuse at 315-421-1000 or fill out our intake form online.
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