Construction and worksite accidents are an increasing occurrence throughout New York and Vermont. Workers engaged in construction projects, construction repairs and even regular building maintenance are involved in accidents and sustain serious injuries.
Unfortunately, these construction and worksite accidents are often caused by violation of state and federal laws that have been enacted to protect workers from unnecessary and avoidable injuries.
New York and Vermont laws obligate landowners, contractors and subcontractors to provide their workers with a safe workplace. Their obligations require them to abide by safety measures and procedures ranging from providing certain equipment on the worksite to providing instructions to their workers on the method to perform construction and work tasks. The carelessness and inattention of other workers on the jobsite can also result in injuries that the landowner and contractors may be liable for.
Defective tools and equipment, falls from ladders and roofs, improperly operated machinery, improper methods and instruction for work, heavy-machinery, and materials dropped or unsecured by other construction workers commonly cause construction site accidents.
Contacting an attorney after a construction accident will greatly increase your chances of a recovery for your injuries, medical expenses and lost wages. The ability to immediately investigate and preserve evidence from the work area (constantly changing from the work being done) will preserve your claim in event of a potential lawsuit.
An attorney will also be able to secure payment of your medical expenses and lost wages without undue delay, allowing you to receive necessary medical treatment.
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