Hudson Valley Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction is one of the most important and most dangerous jobs in the US. Construction workers are critical to the healthy function of our economy, but they face countless hazards on the job. When construction workers are forced to do their job in unsafe environments, the everyday, unavoidable dangers of construction work can become even more of a threat to worker well-being. Workers who are injured on the job often need financial help to afford their basic costs of living after an accident, and a seasoned construction accident attorney can help you find out whether you may be eligible for assistance in the form of a personal injury claim. Contact the knowledgeable, dedicated, and resourceful New York construction accident lawyers at Ingber & Provost for a free consultation after an injury on the job at a construction site in the Hudson Valley.
Construction accidents take hundreds of lives each year
It is no surprise that construction is one of the deadliest jobs in the US. Construction work involves intense physical labor, often at an elevation, using large and dangerous tools. As rates of new construction boomed in New York, so did the rates of severe and fatal injuries that occurred on work sites. Some of the most common sources of construction injuries include:
- Ladder falls and scaffold falls: Falls from a height are responsible for nearly half of all construction worker deaths in New York each year
- Electrocutions: Electrocutions and electrical burns, whether from contact with power lines while working in an elevated crane, contact with underground electrical sources while digging, or when doing electrical work without appropriate tools or safety protections, are another leading source of serious and fatal construction site injuries.
- Vehicle accidents: Accidents occurring while driving, or those involving drivers and pedestrians, are a serious threat to construction workers in roadside construction sites or those who spend substantial time behind the wheel as part of their job.
- Caught-between or crush injuries: Crush and caught-between accidents, such as trench collapses or large equipment accidents, can cause devastating injuries.
- Struck by an object: Workers often suffer injuries from being hit by objects when they do not receive proper safety equipment, such as well-constructed helmets or netting around upper-level work areas to prevent objects from falling on the workers below.
When workers’ compensation isn’t enough
Most workers in New York are eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits after an injury suffered on the job. However, workers’ compensation offers only a portion of a worker’s regular earnings. This may not be enough for a worker to continue meeting their household’s regular expenses. When workers suffer injuries resulting from the careless or reckless behavior of a third party, rather than that of their employer, they may have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit against that third party. Additionally, workers who were injured while working at a height or from falling into a trench may be eligible for damages under New York’s Scaffold Law. The seasoned and aggressive New York construction accident lawyers at Ingber & Provost can review the details of your claim to determine if you may be a good candidate to file a claim for money damages in a New York court after you’re injured on a construction site.
Legal Help is Available after a Hudson Valley Construction Accident
For seasoned, professional, and trial-ready legal help after you suffer injuries in a construction accident, contact the New York construction accident lawyers at Ingber & Provost for a consultation at 845-733-2720, serving the Hudson Valley with offices in Poughkeepsie and Montgomery.