Maximizing Compensation For Construction Accidents
The rigors of construction work and the environment at a construction site can create significant dangers for contractors, tradesmen, suppliers and other workers at a construction project. With many different contractors and companies performing work at the same place, coordinating work among the various subcontractors takes attention to detail. Safety equipment at the site can be lacking, leading to serious construction site injuries. When a third party is negligent in causing harm to a person on a construction site, it is critical for an accident victim to understand his or her legal options under New York or New Jersey law.
Aggressive Personal Injury And Construction Accident Attorneys
The personal injury lawyers at Liakas Law, P.C., help injured construction workers obtain the full and fair compensation they deserve in construction accident claims. New York and New Jersey law imposes specific, strict workplace safety requirements on general contractors, subcontractors and property owners in the construction industry. Our legal team has a strong command of the construction industry, New York Labor Law, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and other applicable safety standards and builds strong personal injury cases for victims of negligence at a construction site.
We are not a workers’ compensation firm — we are personal injury trial lawyers who take construction industry injuries seriously. Because we are selective in the cases we are able to accept, we have the time to devote substantial attention and resources to investigating the specific facts of each case. We leave no stone unturned to address every potential issue with the goal of maximizing compensation, including financial recovery for economic damages, medical bills, as well as pain and suffering.
Our legal team has the energy, resources and access to experts to provide appropriate testimony and evidence in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases related to:
- Falls from height
- Impact injuries from falling objects
- Burns or electrocutions
- Scaffolding and crane accidents
- Improper site coordination leading to injuries involving other tradesmen
- Motor vehicle accidents on a site
- ‘Caught between’ accidents, often related to heavy machinery
- Industrial accidents
Timely Investigation Can Make A Significant Difference:
You and your family need to focus on your physical well-being and recovery. We understand the anxiety and financial stress that you are under. For that reason, our legal team works collaboratively to create a powerful legal position to take on the companies who have caused so much harm to our clients. However, it is important for you to act quickly to allow us to begin our investigation. Construction sites change quickly, memories of witnesses fade, and other workers often move on to other sites. Locating witnesses and documenting the scene are important first steps to building a strong case.
If you have been seriously injured and believe someone other than your employer was responsible, please contact us for a free consultation. If we agree to pursue your case, you will owe no attorney fees unless and until we obtain compensation on your behalf. Our office in Manhattan is easily accessible from all subway lines throughout the city. We can also arrange to meet you at our Chatham, New Jersey, location or in the hospital to discuss your injuries. We are available 24/7.
Crane And Scaffolding Accidents
Cranes, scaffolding and ladders present significant hazards for construction workers at sites throughout New York and New Jersey. Section 200 of the New York State Labor Law codifies strict guidelines for general contractors, crane and scaffolding companies, as well as others involved in supervising and managing construction projects to help ensure worker safety.