James Alexander Law
Construction workers perform some of the most hazardous jobs out there. Not only are workers hurt on the job every day, but unsafe conditions can also cause harm to visitors and passersby as well. James Alexander Law has successfully recovered compensation for hundreds of victims who have been injured due to negligence on construction sites. For more than 38 years, our personal injury attorneys have helped injured victims get the medical care and compensation they need to heal and move on with their lives after an accident.
Types Of Construction Site Accidents
There are innumerable ways in which someone can be injured as a worker or visitor on a construction site. Our dedicated local attorneys are well-versed in handling all types of worksite injury cases involving:
- Falling tools and objects
- Scaffolding collapses
- Falls from ladders and other high surfaces
- Trip and falls due to uncovered holes or ditches
- Dump truck, crane, backhoe, and other heavy equipment accidents
- Power tool injuries
- Electrical accidents
- Lifting injuries
- Defective tools and equipment
- Failure to warn of potential hazards
- Chemical exposure
- Road construction accidents
- Other types of construction site accidents
James Alexander Law is your local experienced law firm you can count on to fight tirelessly for your rights if you’re injured or have lost a loved one in a construction accident.
Injuries sustained in construction site accidents often are catastrophic and may result in permanent disability that requires costly medical treatment, ongoing care, and significant lifestyle adjustments. Our local attorneys understand the nuances of personal injury and construction laws in New York. We’re dedicated to providing personalized, top-notch legal representation to clients who have suffered:
- Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Injuries to the hands, feet, fingers, and toes
- Injury or illness due to chemical exposure
Unfortunately, construction accidents are sometimes fatal. If your loved one was killed on the job or sustained fatal injuries as a visitor to a construction site, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against any liable parties. Our team has extensive experience with wrongful death cases.
Construction Injury Claims in New York
Employers in New York are required to provide workers’ compensation benefits to employees who are injured on the job. Although these benefits provide medical coverage and compensation for wage loss for workers, they don’t cover damages such as pain and suffering. If you were injured due to negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against your employer or others responsible for creating dangerous conditions.
It’s common for several different contractors to be working on a construction site. This makes these cases particularly complex, as multiple parties may be liable for damages. If your injury was caused by hazardous working conditions, a negligent subcontractor, developer, or property owner, James Alexander Law can investigate all aspects of the accident, determine who was at fault, and help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
Defective Product Claims
When an injury is caused by defective design or malfunctioning tools or equipment, the designer, manufacturer, and distributor all may be liable for damages. Going up against large companies that produce these products can be daunting. Whether your case involves a small company or a large construction conglomerate, your dedicated local attorneys have a proven track record of success in helping clients obtain a full and fair recovery. Our construction site accident attorneys are seasoned litigators who won’t back down. They always keep your best interests at the forefront, regardless of the scope of your claim.
Claims Against Government Agencies
In some cases, such as those involving road construction accidents, a state or local government agency may be responsible for a victim’s injuries. However, there are strict processes and regulations surrounding these types of claims, so it’s crucial to hire attorneys with the necessary experience and knowledge. Government and municipal agencies also enjoy special protections under the law. Attempting to go it alone when filing this type of claim can result in a minimal settlement or no compensation at all.
What to Do If You’re Injured on a Construction Site
If you’ve been injured on a construction site, seek medical attention immediately. If possible, take photos of the scene, your injuries, and anything else you believe is relevant. Contacting a construction accident lawyer right away can ensure your rights are protected and help determine all possible sources of compensation. Your local defenders know how to accurately value your claim and identify who may be at fault for your injuries. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means you won’t owe attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Contact a Central New York Construction Accident Lawyer
James Alexander Law is dedicated to helping injured victims and their families find healing and justice after a construction accident. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call 1-800-529-1333. Our construction accident attorneys serve clients in Central New York, Rochester, and the Southern Tier and North Country areas.
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