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As contractors, subcontractors, electricians and other tradesmen construct and repair buildings throughout the community, they are often working under dangerous conditions. Construction site accidents can cause severe and even fatal injuries, often leaving workers unable to do their job and facing extreme financial hardship.
At The Kindlon Law Firm, an Albany, New York, personal injury law firm, we fight to protect our clients after serious construction accidents, advocating vigorously to help them secure the compensation they both need and deserve after an accident caused by third-party negligence.
Aggressive Advocacy And Personal Attention
With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, our personal injury lawyers are skilled at building strong, effective cases for settlement negotiations and trial. We have the resources to take on even the most complex construction accident cases, including those involving:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Falls from ladders
- Machinery accidents
- Electrical shocks
- Falling debris
We work closely with clients who have suffered severe construction injuries, getting to know them and learning about how their injuries have affected their lives. Then, we fight to help them recover what they need to cover their medical bills, rehabilitation costs and lost wages, as well as to compensate them for their pain and suffering.
At The Kindlon Law Firm, we offer free initial consultations, giving individuals who have been injured the opportunity to share their situation with one of our experienced attorneys, and learn about their options. We are committed to providing thorough, straightforward legal advice so that you can make an informed decision about what is best for you and your family.
Contact An Albany Construction Site Injury Attorney
To schedule an initial consultation with experienced Albany construction accident attorneys, contact The Kindlon Law Firm at (518) 434-1493. We are available by telephone 24 hours a day.
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Construction sites pose many dangers to workers and innocent bystanders alike. Construction workers are subject to a high level of risk as they are often involved in potentially dangerous tasks such as lifting heavy objects, operating large machinery, and performing job duties at elevated heights. Still, proper protocol and safety practices can decrease a worker or bystander’s risk of injury. When someone causes a preventable construction accident through negligence, he or she may be liable for the victim's injuries.
When a construction accident causes harm to an employee, workers' compensation laws will generally apply. There are, however, cases in which the worker can also obtain economic recovery from other parties who may be deemed liable such as companies that manufacture construction equipment that prove to be defective.
When an innocent bystander suffers injury as the result of a construction accident, he or she may also be eligible to recover damages by filing a personal injury claim.
Whether you're a construction worker or merely a bystander who has suffered injury as the result of a construction accident, you may be eligible to receive economic recovery for your losses. Our attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and determine a course of action.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
There are a number of ways a person can be injured at a construction site. Scaffolding accidents are the most common, accounting for nearly two-thirds of all construction accidents. Other common causes include: falls, electrocution, and improperly braced trenches.
Determining the liability for injuries sustained in a construction accident requires understanding each party's responsibilities at the site. In the event that a construction accident occurs, any of the following parties may bear total or partial responsibility:
- Site Owners
- General and Sub-Contractors
- Architects and Engineers
- Manufacturers of Construction Machinery or Equipment
- OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) compliance officer
Know Your Rights
If you have suffered injury as the result of a construction accident, you are responsible for proving your case against the liable party(s). This usually requires the help of a qualified attorney. It is always wise to seek competent legal counsel after a construction accident to ensure that your rights are protected, especially since a statute of limitations applies to all workers' compensation and personal injury cases. Contact us for a consultation with a knowledgeable attorney.