Construction Accident Lawyer in Schenectady
About Construction Accidents
According to the United States Department of Labor, "The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average...for all industries." This alarming statistic becomes less shocking when you consider the environment of construction sites. Just by looking at an average construction project site, you can easily identify potentially hazardous materials, equipment, and practices. High scaffolding, high roof tops, suspended ladders, unsecured electrical wires, slippery surfaces, improper operation of forklifts, sharp protruding objects from walls and ceilings, and unsafe and unstable overhead hangings pose as dangers to construction site workers and innocent bystanders alike.
Though state and federal regulations are imposed as safety precautions to help prevent construction site injuries or accidents, some practices are either completely violated, resulting in potentially life-threatening or wrongful death situations. When construction site owners or contractors causes a hazardous situation resulting in a construction site related accident that could have been easily preventable by abiding by safety rules, those parties could be liable for injuries.
Schenectady Personal Injury Attorney Helps Construction Accident Victims in New York
If your loved one was harmed or killed on a construction site as a result of a workplace injury, or tragically incurred injury as an innocent bystander, you must seek legal representation immediately. Even minor injuries such as cuts or scrapes from working on a construction site could become greater problems, such as infection, leading to more expensive medical treatment. Innocent bystanders who are injured due to construction site negligence could be entitled to compensation for their damages as well. By speaking with a Schenectady personal injury lawyer, you could learn more about your rights and determine what the most effective course of action would be or whether you could be eligible for compensation for your injuries.
Common Construction Site Accidents
By nature of their work, construction site workers are exposed to many hazardous situations at every moment of their work day. When innocent and unsuspecting bystanders are harmed or killed, however, injuries as a result of negligent construction site management could cause emotional strain on victims and their loved ones. Common construction site accidents in Schenectady could include:
- Falls from high heights, including scaffolding, ladders, suspended walkways, or high walls
- Improper use of cranes and forklifts or bulldozers
- Trenching collapse
- Misuse of power tools, or dysfunctional power tools
- Heavy equipment
- Lack of efficient safety program
- Lack of hardhat
Safety should always be of the top priority on construction sites, especially in highly populous areas like Schenectady, where innocent bystanders could fall victim due to unsafe practices. Unfortunately, with crushing deadlines or fast project turnovers, some construction workers and construction site owners and managers do not strictly enforce safety regulations, and instead focus on getting paid by making sure buildings and commercial projects are finished in a timely manner.
Make an Appointment with a Injury Attorney at The DeLorenzo Law Firm
Unsafe conditions should not be tolerated. The DeLorenzo Law Firm handles all types of construction site accidents and personal injuries as a result of unsafe construction sites. Whether you were hurt on the job or your loved one experienced harm as a result of unsafe construction site regulation, our attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. We have 75 years of combined experience and have been serving the Capital District since 1959.
We have secured millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients in their personal injury claims, and we wish to do the same for your injuries as a result of someone else's negligence. If you wish to speak to someone in confidence about your construction site accident, feel free to connect with a Schenectady accident attorney at The DeLorenzo Law Firm. We open our services to our clients
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