The nature of construction work makes it one of the most productive industries in the country. It also makes it one of the most dangerous for the workers who engage in this profession. Construction workers are constantly thrust into inherently dangerous conditions, where one wrong move could lead to life-threatening injuries, permanent and significant disabilities and irreversible damages.
These brave workers are protected in New York by industrial codes that set commands for general contractors and property owners to follow. When these commands are not complied with, accidents and serious injuries are likely to occur. Some of the most common types of construction accidents that occur are:
Workers who Fall from Elevation
Falling Objects or Falling Equipment
Crane Accidents or Heavy Machinery Accidents
Equipment Misuses or Tool Misuses
Labor Law attorneys at the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC enforce industrial code protections by helping injured parties prosecute claims under Labor Law §§240, 241(6) and 200.
Being that construction accidents typically lead to severe injuries; victims are not able to return to work and/or function in their daily lives. We know that economic realities of losing an income source and accruing medical bills only add to the stress that the pain and suffering has caused. These damages are not limited to the victim. Families are left in tenuous positions where they are unsure of where to turn and who to trust.
At the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC, our New York construction accident attorneys are experienced and well versed in the complexities of navigating these cases. We will help alleviate your concerns and properly advise you every step of the way. And as always, we are just a phone call away. If you or a loved one are involved in construction accident, please call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at (516) 858-2620. We are here for you!