Construction & Workplace Accidents
Representing victims of on-site injuries
There are more than 100 million workers in The U.S.A. Each year there are millions of workplace and work related accidents which cause serious injuries and death.
If you have worked on or near a construction site as a laborer, carpenter, electrician, plumber, tin worker, HVAC worker, welder, painter, roofer or in any other construction trade or if you have walked past or driven by a construction site, you know how dangerous the work can be.
The most common construction site and workplace accidents and dangers to workers and innocent bystanders are:
- Ladders – Falls from unstable, unsecured ladders
- Scaffolding – Falls from unstable, unsecured, unguarded or poorly constructed structures
- Unprotected, unguarded holes/openings on decks/floors
- Roofs – Falls from roofs which have no protective perimeter guarding and no safety nets
- Falls from elevated heights where no or inadequate safety lines or netting was provided and erected
- Falling objects
- Equipment which is insufficient, inadequate, or defective
- Crane, excavation vehicles and other heavy equipment and construction vehicle accident
- Collapsing unsecured walls, ceilings, and roofs
- Tripping and slipping hazards, caused by debris, liquids, snow or ice, and unsafe workplaces
- Insufficient lighting conditions
- Machinery or equipment malfunction, lack of safety or protective guards (eg. powersaws, sanders)
- Inadequate number of workers or the quality of their training or supervision
- Exposure to toxic materials such as asbestos or benzene, which cause workers to develop mesothelioma, asbestosis, and cancer
- Roadway or Highway Accidents – workers and innocent drivers who are involved in auto accidents at and near sites under construction and repair.
Property owners, constructions managers, general contractors, and subcontractors are responsible for workers’ safety and are all liable for accidents and injuries suffered by workers and innocent bystanders at and near construction sites and workplace locations. In addition they are legally required to comply with and strictly follow industry standards, the labor law, municipal building and industrial codes and OSHA, all of which set forth specific guidelines and protections for workers. Unfortunately, these individuals and business entities often place profits ahead of workers’ safety and health, causing serious and catastrophic injuries to workers and innocent bystanders.
THE YANKOWITZ LAW FIRM spares no expense in gathering and securing the evidence immediately after being retained. Our investigators are dispatched to the construction sites, extensive photographs and/or videos are obtained; witnesses are interviewed; police accident reports are obtained; all worksite accident reports and investigations are obtained; our investigators and engineering experts evaluate the evidence and reconstruct the accident itself.
THE YANKOWITZ LAW FIRM aggressively goes into action, immediately commencing the lawsuit while ensuring all claims are filed and processed to prevent any delay in compensation to our clients for loss of wages and payment of medical, hospital, therapy rehabilitation and home care bills.
Serious and catastrophic injuries caused by construction and workplace accidents have a devastating and often long term impact on workers and their families. You need action now and you need a firm that will fight hard for every dollar you deserve. Call us at 1 800-LAW-3333, speak to Attorney Jack Yankowitz and learn how we can protect your legal rights and help you obtain the justice and financial compensation you deserve.
When you retain the The Yankowitz Law Firm, we represent you on a contingency fee basis i.e our fee is earned and paid only from the money recover for you, at the conclusion of your case.
When you are hurt or injured while performing your duties as an employee, there is a specialized area of the law that allows workers to recover money damages including lost wages, medical bills and death benefits. Workers’ compensation is insurance that, by law, your employer is required to carry to provide monetary benefits to an employee who is injured on the job, becomes ill due to circumstances surrounding their job, or even if death results from their job. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Negligence on the part of workers or employers is not an issue in paying benefits.
Workers’ compensation covers all physical injuries including neck, back and shoulder injuries, broken bones, damage to discs, foot, leg, knee, and ankle injuries, amputations, brain injuries, burns, hearing damage, and any other occupational-related disease or death. In fact, even if your condition was aggravated by working at your job you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Any worker who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential workers’ compensation claim. As long as your injury is job-related, it is covered. You are covered if you are injured while traveling on business, doing a work-related errand, attend a required business-related social function, or even while on a break or using restroom facilities. Any injury or illness that occurs due to the employment is considered a workers’ compensation injury. Under workers’ compensation law, you will receive compensation if you are injured, no matter who is at fault.
Call THE YANKOWITZ LAW FIRM at 1-800-LAW-3333. Let us protect your legal rights and help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve.