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Working in construction is a strenuous and difficult job. It requires individuals to put their safety at risk every day, as construction sites are often more hazardous than not. While construction workers as well as their employers work hard to keep these sites safe, it is an unfortunate reality that negligence can occur and accidents can happen. When a construction accident occurs, people can become seriously injured as a result. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney for assistance if you have been injured in an accident. 

What are Causes of Construction Accidents?

There are many different things going on at a construction site at any given time. It is because of this that there are a variety of ways that an accident can take place at the scene. This can include the following causes:

  • Scaffolding collapses/falls
  • Crane accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Explosions
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Lifting injuries
  • Building collapses
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Negligent management
  • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • Blade/saw accidents
  • Fall

How do I Pursue Financial Compensation?

When an individual is harmed in a personal injury accident at the expense of another party’s negligence, they may be able to qualify for compensation. This can be pursued by filing a personal injury claim. During this time, the injured party is required to gather evidence that proves negligence took place, thus causing their injuries. Proper evidence to help a case can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injuries, security footage of the accident, statements of witnesses who saw the incident, etc.

What is a Third-Party Lawsuit?

Construction workers who are involved in an accident at the workplace will likely not sue their employer directly to receive compensation. Sometimes, they may collect workers’ compensation for their damages. Other times, they can pursue legal action against a third party that may have been responsible for the accident. Responsible parties may include equipment manufacturers, leasing agents, architects, designers, property owners, general contractors, and more. 

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City car accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


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